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.

COVID-19 Update on Admittance

This facility is temporarily closed to all visitors as Amherst College protects against the spread of COVID-19. We understand this news may be disappointing. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

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!

Black & white photograph of the artist Heather Agyepong in a seated kneeling position, she extends her arm as she holds a rose.

Spring Programs 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

Join the Friends of the Mead

Your generosity directly supports arts education and student programming.

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

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Join the Mead’s email list to receive news about events, exhibitions and more.