Arts & Museums


Take in a performance by a world-renowned musician. Let a night at the theater capture your imagination. Explore a museum, discover a masterpiece. Find what inspires you.


Whether you want to cultivate your own creativity or experience an exhibit, performance, poetry reading, or film screening, you’ll find endless opportunities to engage with the arts on campus.


From our art studios and classrooms to our exhibition and performance spaces, Amherst nurtures artistic expression in every medium.


Together, Amherst’s arts and museums foster a lively environment for the multidisciplinary study, creation and presentation of the arts.


Museums and Galleries

Amherst has four renowned museums that annually welcome more than 60,000 visitors, and numerous gallery spaces showcasing contemporary works by students and visiting artists, avant ­garde Russian art and materials from the College archives.


Academic Programs

Our academic departments and programs provide educational and performance opportunities for students at all levels of experience, and engage audiences of all ages through live concerts, theater & dance performances and community art classes.