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.

Summer Hours

The Mead is partially open until July 17, 2018.

The Mead will be closed for installations July 18–August 3, 2018. 

The Mead will partially reopen on August 4, 2018.  

The Mead will reopen completely on Saturday, August 25, 2018. 

Emily Potter-Ndiaye

Emily Potter-Ndiaye Appointed Head of Education and Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs

Potter-Ndiaye will promote primary research with the Mead’s collection to faculty and students across disciplines.

Russian Center Art Gallery

Russian center Art Gallery
The Russian Center Art Gallery is located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, on the 2nd floor of Webster Hall.

Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Russian Center displays artworks, books and archival materials from the Thomas P. Whitney '37 collection of Russian art.

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Students studying in the Rotherwas Room

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