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.

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.

Yinka Shonibare, The American Collection (Activists)

New Acquisition

The Mead has acquired The American Library Collection (Activists), a large-scale installation by Yinka Shonibare MBE. It will be on view at the museum October 30, 2018, through February 17, 2019.

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 current exhibition on view, Constructing A New World: The Soviet Experiment, 1920s–30s, features works by a wide range of Russian artists who responded to events transforming Russian society after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

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

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