Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures.

Detail of The American Library Collection by Yinka Shonibare

Mead Exhibition Inspires Faculty Conversation about Migration

To mark the opening of Yinka Shonibare MBE, The American Library Collection (Activists), the Mead hosted four Amherst faculty members in a conversation inspired by the exhibition’s central themes.

Image caption: Barbara Hepworth, Project for Wood and Strings, Trezion II, 1959. Oil, gesso, pencil on board. 14 7/8 x 21 1/8 inches. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Gift of Richard S. Zeisler (Class of 1937) (1960.1). © Bowness.

Spring Events Brochure

Download a PDF of the Mead’s spring brochure, which includes information about upcoming exhibitions and events. Printed copies are available in the main lobby of the museum.

Amherst Center for Russian Culture Art Gallery

Paste, Stick and Glue: Constructing Collage in Russia

Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Le travail interrompu (Work Interrupted), 1891.

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