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.
Six distinguished authors discussed their literary lives and work during LitFest 2018, the College’s third annual literary festival.
A look at the arts events and exhibitions happening this month at Amherst. Spoiler alert: There's no shortage of events for literary lovers, concert goers and art aficionados!
“Literary Amherst,” an exhibition on view in Amherst College's Frost Library through March 5, illuminates the College's extraordinary literary life. Visit the new Literary Amherst website to learn more.
For a decade, the Mead Art Museum has invited students to help select new artworks for its permanent collection.
An award-winning literary magazine based at the College, The Common recently announced its nominations for the 2018 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, an accolade bestowed upon small-press writers for works of outstanding writing and literary talent.
The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has received a $3 million gift from John Wieland ’58 and his wife Sue to endow the Director and Chief Curator position and to support contemporary art acquisitions. The Mead will also present a special exhibition of works from the Wielands’ collection.
Check out the ARTS AT AMHERST spring 2018 brochure to learn about upcoming arts events and exhibitions.
Amherst is home three world-renowned museums that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Our campus galleries display unique materials from the college archives, works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.
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, lectures, theater & dance performances, film screenings and community art classes.