Mead Art Museum

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

Mead Reimagined

New Look. New Works. New Mead.

This fall, the Mead unveils its renovated main gallery and opens six new exhibitions and installations that offer a fresh perspective on the Amherst College art collection:



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Grotesque head fragment, Roman, 50 BCE–100 CE. Terracotta, 1 13/16 x 1 3/8 x 15/16 in. 2010.63
Grotesque head fragment, Roman, 50 BCE–100 CE. Terracotta, 1 13/16 x 1 3/8 x 15/16 in. 2010.63

Doppelgängers: A Greco-Roman “Grotesque” and Jim Henson’s Puppet

Mead Musings

This ancient object and its modern doppelgänger tell us something about the effectiveness of caricature and exaggeration as visual cues.

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Students studying in the Rotherwas Room

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