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.

Portrait of Sacajawea by contemporary artist Matthew Day Jackson

Mead Art Museum receives gift of more than 170 contemporary artworks

Featuring works by David Hockney, Mona Hatoum, Cindy Sherman, Mark Bradford, and Christian Marclay. Read more about this exciting gift in The Boston Globe!

Photo of Fall brochure cover, featuring contemporary abstract work of art with red, blue, white, and black.

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.

Amherst Center for Russian Culture Art Gallery

Pursuing a Ghost: Illustrating the Russian Classics

Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Located in Webster Hall on the campus of Amherst College, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture Art Gallery 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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