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.

Museum Closed Jan. 1-22

January 1–22, 2018: Closed for reinstallation.

January 23, 2018: Partial opening for a sneak peek at:

  • Fragmented Identities: Gendered Roles of Women Through the Ages
  • New Publics: Art for a Modern India, 1960s–90s

February 8, 2018: Grand re-opening to celebrate our Spring exhibitions, featuring:

  • HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland

Exciting News!

Radcliffe Bailey, (American, 1968–). Seven Steps East, 1993. Mixed media, 92 ½ x 114 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Mead Receives $3 Million Gift from the Wielands

John Wieland ’58 and his wife Sue have donated $3 million to the Mead endow the Director and Chief Curator position and support contemporary art acquisitions. In conjunction with the gift, the Mead will present a special exhibition of works from the Wielands’ collection from Feb. 8 to July 1.

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Visit the Russian Center Art Gallery

Russian center Art Gallery
The Russian Center Art Gallery is located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, on the 2nd floor of Webster Hall.

Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Extended Hours: Open Jan. 13-14 & 20-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While the Mead is closed until Jan. 22, visit the Russian Center Art Gallery in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture. The exhibition on view—titled Varieties of Nonconformism: Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union—is organized by Alla Rosenfeld, curator of Russian & European art at the Mead.

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Students studying in the Rotherwas Room

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