Arts & Museums


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.


From our art studios and classrooms to our exhibition and performance spaces, Amherst nurtures artistic expression in every medium.


Whether you want to cultivate your own creativity or experience an exhibit, performance, poetry reading, or film screening, you’ll find endless opportunities to engage with the arts on campus.


Together, Amherst’s arts and museums foster a lively environment for the multidisciplinary study, creation and presentation of the arts.

On view in the Eli Marsh Gallery

A piece of paper lit green flowing through a line of fine strings

Studio Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition

April 22–May 26, 2019

The 2019 Studio Honors Senior Thesis Exhibition includes Joanna Booth's “Relative,” Jonathan Jackson's “The House Servant's Directory” and Mika Obayashi's “Ichi-go ichi-e.”

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Cover of the Spring 2019  Arts at Amherst brochure

Arts at Amherst Spring 2019 Brochure

Check out the ARTS AT AMHERST Spring 2019 brochure to learn about upcoming arts events and exhibitions. 

Creative Writing at Amherst

March 27, 2019

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]

A map of the Amherst College campus

Literary Amherst Tour

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.

Theater and Dance students present Antigone

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