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.

A red, black and gold abstract image with Asian iconography

The Sky Is Not Sacred: An Exhibition by Lien Truong

Lien Truong’s The Sky Is Not Sacred asserts the way in which Western ideologies have violently impacted the global landscape.

On view in the Eli Marsh Gallery October 21–November 22, 2019

About the Video

On the eve of the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble’s Sept. 19, 2019, debut performance at Amherst College, the octet rehearsed the final movement of Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) with the Amherst College Concert Choir. In addition to performing beautiful works of Early Music and New Music, the KVE will collaborate with students and institutions to encourage a more integrated and inclusive classical music scene.

In Rehearsal: The Amherst College Concert Choir with the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble

September 20, 2019

KVE’s members are shown here in the front row (L to R: Cecilia Duarte, Reginald Mobley, Karim Sulayman, Noah Horn) and in the trio atop the risers (L to R: Dashon Burton, Michele Kennedy, Sherezade Panthaki). Arianne Abela directs.

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Arts at Amherst Fall 2019 Brochure

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

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