Upcoming holiday closures

The Mead will close with the rest of campus due to federal holidays on Wednesday, June 19th and July 4th (and remain closed July 5th). The museum will reopen for normal hours on Saturday, July 6th.

Thank you for your understanding as you plan your visit.

The Mead Art Museum offers free public admission six days a week, inviting visitors to experience the arts, find inspiration and joy, and connect with each other.

Located next to the towering Stearns Steeple in the heart of Amherst College’s campus, the Mead’s global collection includes over 20,000 objects spanning thousands of years. The galleries host a rotation of original and traveling exhibitions, as well as two permanent installations: a 17th century English knight's parlor, and Assyrian wall reliefs dated to the 8th century BCE.

Visting the Mead

Summer Hours

Sunday:            9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday:           CLOSED
Tuesday:          9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday:        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:               9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:         9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Mead is free for all, and welcomes thousands of art appreciators every year from campus, the local community, and far beyond.

Planning a visit? Consult the following sections for help.

Happening at the Mead

The Mead continues to create a vital, active culture for our community, through exhibitions, education, and events throughout the year.

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Event Calendar

Check out our calendar of upcoming events at the Mead and visit our Facebook page for past events that have been held at the museum. Event Calendar >>

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Current Exhibitions

Learn more about the Mead’s current and upcoming exhibitions, and experience some past virtual exhibitions. Current Exhibitions >>

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Our Collection

Explore the Mead’s collection through our online database or make an appointment to view works that are currently not on display. Learn More >>

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Education @ the Mead

Our museum education staff and Student Museum Educators offer customized gallery experiences throughout the year. Education @ the Mead >>

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Become a Friend of the Mead

Your generosity directly supports arts education and student programming. Become a Friend of the Mead and help provide vital support for the Mead’s educational mission!