Our dynamic arts programs and world-renowned museums serve as teaching tools for students and scholars, and as sources of enrichment for visitors of all ages.
Check out the ARTS AT AMHERST Fall 2019 brochure to learn about upcoming arts events and exhibitions.
In this interview, Judith Franktalks about what it takes to succeed as a writer and touches on what students can expect from the creative writing program at Amherst College. [transcript]
From Johnson Chapel to the Robert Frost’s statue to Emily Dickinson’s home, take a walking tour of our scenic campus to discover Amherst’s rich literary tradition.
Professor Robert Sweeney honored poetry Emily Dickinson with two portraits, now hanging in Johnson Chapel.
A selection of works from this anonymous gift and other recent acquisitions will go on view in September
A recap of LitFest 2019 including photos and videos.
Out of outrage, she started teaching poetry to children in her home state of Montana. Now they write 24,000 poems a year.
An exhibition in Frost featured work by scientific illustrator Orra White Hitchcock and Senior Resident Artist David Gloman that depict the same landscapes roughly 175 years apart.
The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Mass., today announced a major upgrade and expansion made possible by a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, which will protect historic collections at the existing museum, and the purchase of an adjacent property that will eventually open even more of the poet’s Homestead to visitors.
The Common, the award-winning literary journal based at Amherst College, has received a $50,000 gift from Sally Wood, whose daughter and late husband attended Amherst. The gift supports student interns who show exceptional editorial promise and leadership skills.
An art exhibition serves as a jumping off point for faculty members in various fields—art history, political science, economics and sociology—to explore and discuss immigration and diversity.
Orra White Hitchcock made beautiful drawings that helped Amherst students learn geology. Two centuries later, that work is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
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