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.


In Pictures: A New Classroom in Art Storage

Classroom in storage
Professor Jen Manion and her students in the Mead's new study room, located in art storage. Photo by Maria Stenzel.

Last spring, students in Professor Jen Manion’s course “People’s History of Revolutionary America” were some of the first to use the Mead’s new study room located in storage. The class looked at prints, paintings, sculptures and objects that together provided a glimpse into the daily life of 19th century America.

View the slideshow

Contemporary Art in a Historic Setting

Installation view of
Installation view of "Rotherwas Project 3, Saya Woolfalk: Life Products and the ChimaCloud." Photo by Takudzwa Tapfuma ’17.

Mead director David E. Little and curator Vanja Malloy share insights into the Rotherwas Project exhibition series and the current works on view, which showcase a fantastical world created by New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk.

Read More

Give Now to the Mead Museum

Friends of the Mead

Your generosity directly supports arts education and student programming. Click "Give Now" below to learn more about the perks of joining Friends of the Mead.

Students studying in the Rotherwas Room

Stay Connected

Join the Mead’s electronic mailing list to receive news about the collection, exhibition, events, and more.