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.

Untitled abstract painting by Leon Polk Smith in yellow and green

Fall Events Brochure

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

Russian Center Art Gallery

Russian center Art Gallery

Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture in Webster Hall, the Russian Center Art Gallery displays artworks, books and archival materials from the Thomas P. Whitney ’37 collection of Russian art. The upcoming exhibition, Views from the Eastern Front: Russian Modernism and the Great War, considers the role of World War I in Russia through the arts.

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

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