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.

UNRAVELING by Sonya Clark ’89

Sonya Clark, Unraveling.
Unraveling, by Visiting Artist-in-Residence Sonya Clark ’89. Courtesy of the artist.

On view Feb. 20–July 1

Performances: Feb. 21 & April 5

Visiting Artist-in-Residence Sonya Clark ’89 presents Unraveling, a performance exhibition in which she and participants slowly unravel a Confederate battle flag.

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Hall Walls: Tatiana Potts

Paper sculptures by Tatiana Potts
Tatiana Potts (Slovakian, born 1971), Details from Tajtania, 2016. Ink and paper. Courtesy of the artist.

On view through Dec. 30, 2018

Opening Reception: March 7 at 6 p.m.

Printmaker and sculptor Tatianna Potts is the second artist participating in Hall Walls, an annual project that gives artists and students the freedom to create an ephemeral mural on the walls of the museum.

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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.

The Russian Center Art Gallery displays artworks, books and archival materials from the Thomas P. Whitney '37 collection of Russian art. The collection is curated by Alla Rosenfeld, curator of Russian and European art at the Mead.

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Students from the

"Art for Everyone"

For a decade, the Mead Art Museum has invited students to help select new artworks for its permanent collection. On Feb. 13, the museum acquired three student-selected prints. 

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Students studying in the Rotherwas Room

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