Today's Hours

Arms Music Library: 9am - 5pm

Beneski Museum of Natural History: 11am - 4pm

Eli Marsh Gallery: 10am - 4pm

Emily Dickinson Museum: 11am - 4pm

Mead Art Museum: 9am - 8pm

Russian Center Art Gallery: 10am - 3:30pm

Mead Art MuseumThe Mead, nestled into the main quad, is open till midnight on school nights.

Amherst's dynamic arts programs & museums host 300+ events each year and give you endless opportunities to interact with the arts on campus:

  • Our academic departments offer educational and performance opportunities for students and present live performances for audiences of all ages year-round.

  • Three world-class museums—known around campus as "the Mead," "the Beneski" and "Emily's house"—together welcome more than 60,000 visitors each year.

  • Amherst's award-winning literary magazine is second to none, upholding Amherst's enviable literary history by publishing literature and art from around the world.


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Friday, April 10–Sunday, April 19

This year, the Spring Arts Festival is a 10-day celebration of the arts on campus featuring live music, dance performances, arts parties and more. Full lineup:

4/10 FRIDAY
6 p.m. Opening Reception
Free and open to the public.
Lobby, Arms Music Center

7 p.m. Performance by George Schuller’s Circle Wide
Free and open to the public.
Room 3, Arms Music Center

4/11 SATURDAY
8 p.m. Amherst Symphony Orchestra Concert
Tickets available at the door beginning at 7 p.m.
Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center

4/12 SUNDAY
12 p.m. Mix Tape: A Music Showcase
Free and open to the public.
The Powerhouse, East Drive

3 p.m. Five College Ethnomusicology Certificate Celebration
Free and open to the public.
Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street

4/13 MONDAY
4:30 p.m. Film Screening with Akosua Adoma Owusu
Free and open to the public.
Keefe Campus Center Theater

4/14 TUESDAY
4:30 p.m. Artist Workshop: Jonathon Keats & the 100 Year Camera
Space is limited. Email vmalloy@amherst.edu to register.
Fayerweather Hall

4/15 WEDNESDAY
4:30 p.m. Jonathon Keats Lecture & Exhibition
Free and open to the public.
Mead Art Museum

4/16 THURSDAY
8 p.m. Arts Party at The Powerhouse
Free and open to the public; intended for Five College students.
The Powerhouse, East Drive

4/17 FRIDAY
8 a.m. Music @ Amherst Today
Amherst alumni only; registration required.
Smith House, 22 Hitchcock Road

4/18 SATURDAY
5 p.m. Glee Club 150th Anniversary Concert
Free and open to the public.
Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center

4/19 SUNDAY
3 p.m. Arts Faculty Performance
Free and open to the public.
Kirby Theater

Follow the links for more information about each festival event.

 

 

Today's Hours

Arms Music Library: 9am - 5pm

Beneski Museum of Natural History: 11am - 4pm

Eli Marsh Gallery: 10am - 4pm

Emily Dickinson Museum: 11am - 4pm

Mead Art Museum: 9am - 8pm

Russian Center Art Gallery: 10am - 3:30pm