Amherst is home three world-renowned museums that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Our campus galleries display works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.

Mead Art Museum

Mead Art Museum

The Mead houses Amherst College’s extensive art collection, and offers free admission and more open hours than any other college art museum.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson Museum

The Colleges Emily Dickinson Museum offers guided tours and events that amplify Dickinson’s revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home.

Beneski Museum interior

Beneski Museum of Natural History

One of New England’s largest natural history museums, the Beneski boasts three floors of exhibits with more than 1,700 specimens on display, and tens of thousands of specimens available for research.

Eli Marsh Gallery

Eli Marsh Gallery

Located in Fayerweather Hall, the Eli Marsh Gallery displays contemporary works in various mediums by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.

Russian Center gallery

Russian Center Art Gallery

Located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall, the Russian Center Art Gallery displays art, books and archival materials from the Thomas P. Whitney ’37 collection of Russian art. 

Archives

Archives & Special Collections

The College Archives & Special Collections in Frost Library houses and displays rare books, written materials of unique value, historic photographs, sound and moving image recordings and much more.