The selected publications listed below—which provide useful starting points for research into the permanent collection of the Mead Art Museum—are available at Amherst College's Frost Library. Most of the publications listed below are also available for purchase in the Mead's gift shop, and online via Amazon.com.


General

  • Elizabeth E. Barker, Maggie Dethloff, Randall Griffey, Bettina Jungen, Rick López, Evan Maurer, Samuel Morse, Pamela Russell,  et al. Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Collection Guide, 2011
    (printed in four unique covers, illustrated above)
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: N512.A55 M43
    Link to purchase

African

  • Rowland Abiodun, Ulli Beier, and John Pemberton, III, Cloth Only Wears to Shreds: Yoruba Textiles and Photographs from the Beier Collection, 2004
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: NK8889.6.N5 C58
    Link to purchase

  • John Pemberton, III, The Artist's Eye, The Diviner's Insight: African Art in the Barry D. Maurer Collection, 1998
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: N7398.P45
    Link to purchase

American

  • Judith A. Barter, American Drawings and Watercolors from Amherst College, 1985
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: xNC105.B378
    Link to purchase

  • Maggie Dethloff, PHOTOdocument: Twentieth Century American Photography and Found Text, 2012
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: x TR183 .D48

  • Katrina Greene, How He Was to His Talents: The Work of Ernest Haskell, 2011
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: NE2115.H34 A4
    Link to purchase

  • D’Arienzo Herbert, Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863): An Amherst Woman of Art and Science, 2010
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: Archives & Special Collections QH46.5 .H47
    Link to purchase

  • Lewis A. Shepard et al., American Art at Amherst: A Summary Catalogue of the Collection at the Mead Art Gallery, 1978
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: xN6505.A58
    Link to purchase

Ancient

  • Frank Trapp, ed., The Classical Collection at Amherst College, 1979
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: NB87.A47 M46

Applied Arts

  • Frank Trapp, ed., Decorative Arts at Amherst College, 1981
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: NK7482.A5 M4

  • Frank Trapp, ed., Masterworks of European Sculpture, 1983
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: NB450.M4

British

  • Frank Trapp, ed., British Art, Mead Art Museum Monographs, 1986
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: N6766.B75

  • Frank Trapp, The Grand Tradition: British Art from Amherst College, 1988
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: N6766.T7

French

  • Frank Trapp, ed., French Art, Mead Art Museum Monographs, 1988
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: N6841.F74

Italian

  • Frank Trapp, Italian and Netherlandish Paintings, Mead Art Museum Monographs, 1989
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: ND614.T73

Japanese

  • Samuel C. Morse, Trent Maxey, Timothy Van Compernolle, John W. Dower, and Yamashita Yūji, Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, 2012
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: xx DS896.35 .R45
    Link to purchase

Mead History

  • Charles H. Morgan, The Development of the Art Collection of Amherst College, 1821-1971, 1972
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: N512.A55 M6
    Link to purchase

    See also GENERAL

Mexican

  • Susan Danly, ed., Casa Mañana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts, 2002
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: NK844.R48
    Link to purchase

Netherlandish

  • See ITALIAN

Russian

  • Jill Meredith and Darra Goldstein, The World Opened Wide: 20th-Century Russian Women Artists from the Collection of Thomas P. Whitney '37, 2001
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: xN6988.W67
    Link to purchase

Tibetan

  • Marylin M. Rhie, Robert A.F. Thurman, Maria R. Heim, Paola Zamperini, and Camille Myers Breeze, Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan tankgas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, 2013
    Amherst College Frost Library Location: ND1432.T55 P53
    Link to purchase