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.
Amherst’s annual literary festival celebrates the College's extraordinary literary life by bringing to campus distinguished authors and editors to share and discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression—from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and spoken-word performance.
During his remarks at the opening of the Morgan Library & Museum’s new exhibit, “I’m Nobody! Who Are You? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson,” Mike Kelly had a surprising announcement: Amherst College had just acquired two previously unknown Dickinson items.
Described as the most ambitious Emily Dickinson exhibition ever assembled, the Morgan Library & Museum’s "I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson" includes many never-before-exhibited items, including several that were acquired by the College during the last 15 years. The exhibition highlights Amherst’s reverence for the written word, and its support and celebration of the humanities.
As he marks 20 years of teaching at Amherst, David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music, discusses his love of music, the decision that lead to his career as a musicologist and how his classes at Amherst have evolved over the decades.
Chloe Tausk ’18 collected pieces of women’s hair and turned them art prints.
Issue 12 of Amherst's award-winning literary magazine has arrived, with new poems, short stories, essays, and artwork.
Meet the first artist behind Hall Walls, a new project at the Mead in which artists and students collaboratively create a work of art.
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.
Amherst is home three world-renowned museums—known around campus as the "Beneski," "Mead," and "Emily's house"—which 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.