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.
Last spring, students in Professor Jen Manion’s course “People’s History of Revolutionary America” were some of the first to use the Mead Art Museum’s new study room located in storage. The class looked at prints, paintings, sculptures and objects that together provided a glimpse into the daily life of 19th century America.
Your guide to the concerts, performances, literary readings, gallery talks, an exhibition opening and special events honoring John F. Kennedy and Garrison Keillor, happening this month at Amherst.
Mead Art Museum director David E. Little and curator Vanja Malloy share insights into the museum’s Rotherwas Project exhibition series and the current works on view, which showcase a fantastical world created by New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk.
The Arts at Amherst Initiative hosts Art Ecologies, a series of events featuring guest artists whose works focus on our relationship to ecological systems and materials.
Exhibition openings, artist talks, concerts, performances and literary readings happening this month at Amherst.
What does it mean to “belong” at Amherst College? A new exhibition on view in the Keefe Campus Center aims to address just that.
The Scarlet Professor—a new opera composed by Professor of Music Eric Sawyer and directed by Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Ron Bashford ’88—dramatizes the true, local story of a Smith College professor arrested in 1960.
Two community events. New informational pamphlets. An amped up social media presence. Archival and curatorial endeavors. Combined, such tasks could easily have kept the Mead Art Museum’s five student interns busy all summer long. But this ambitious group set out to do more.
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 that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Campus galleries display unique materials from the college archives, works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.