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.

Gallery Closures

Portions of the Mead galleries are currently closed for exhibition installation.

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

Yinka Shonibare, The American Collection (Activists)

New Acquisition: The American Library Collection (Activists) by Yinka Shonibare MBE

The Mead has acquired a large-scale installation piece by the Britain-born, Nigeria-raised artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. It will be on view at the Museum beginning October 30, 2018.

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

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