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's non-academic year hours go into effect on Sunday, May 19, 2019.  Please see below for our summer hours.

Monday | CLOSED                                                                                                 

Tuesday-Thursday | 9am - 5pm                                                                                           

Friday | 9am - 8pm                                                                                                           

Saturday - Sunday | 9am - 5pm

The Mead's Study Room will be closed for appointments through Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Lunar Infant (1944), by Isamu Noguchi. Photo by Maria Stenzel.

If Einstein Could Paint 

The Mead’s new art show reveals a lost genre from the 1930s-40s: “Dimensionism,” in which artists responded—wildly—to the era’s game-changing scientific discoveries.

Image caption: Barbara Hepworth, Project for Wood and Strings, Trezion II, 1959. Oil, gesso, pencil on board. 14 7/8 x 21 1/8 inches. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts; Gift of Richard S. Zeisler (Class of 1937) (1960.1). © Bowness.

Spring Events Brochure

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

Mead Reimagined opening

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Your generosity directly supports arts education and student programming.

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

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