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.
Each January, six students travel to the College’s Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., to spend two weeks conducting research as part of the Amherst-Folger Undergraduate Fellowship. The biggest takeaways for this year’s students? How the past can help us understand the present, and a glimpse into a possible career after Amherst.
Art events and exhibitions to enjoy, this month at Amherst.
Students in "Data Science," taught by Professor of Statistics Nick Horton, studied Emily Dickinson not just as a poet, but as the generator of a complex data set. The words she used most in her poetry? Like. Little. Upon. One.
Amherst’s visiting artist-in-residence and community members worked side by side to dismantle a Confederate battle flag, one thread at a time.
Six distinguished authors discussed their literary lives and work during LitFest 2018, the College’s third annual literary festival.
“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.
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.