Mead Art Museum

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Academic Awards

Academic Awards
Wise Award for Collection Research

Presented annually in the spring to a student in any academic department whose senior thesis, in the judgment of the Mead Art Museum’s curators and director, most effectively analyzes, interprets, or responds to an object in the museum’s collection.

Award Recipients:

2014 Sylvia Ngo, "Constructing Objects: An Examination of the Amherst College Collections                                          and Their Museums"
2013 Leslie Quiroz, "Mirrors of Self-Destruction: Picasso and His Bull Figures"

Wise Award for Studio Art

Presented annually in the spring to a student in the college for distinction in the completion of an original work or works of art and the purchase thereof. The prize-winning work of art will become the property of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

Award Recipients:

2014  Sylvia Li, Winter Afternoon at Esselon, The Living Room from Atop the Stairs, 
          Afternoon Light at the Front Door, and Laundry Day

2013  Benjamin Mendez, Ceramic Head/Red Netting
2012  Oscar Bedford, Untitled
2011  Jessica Joy, Archaeopteryx
2010  Michael Greenberg, Breathe with Me
2009  William Taylor, The Sleep of Reason III-IX
2008  Sierra Cobb, Tilt 1, Tilt 3, Tilt 4, Tilt Beneath, Actualizing Tendency I-II
2007  Alexandra Boyle, Skin
2006  Miwa Ikemiya, Untitled (Fetal Position)
2005  Tracy Montigny, Resistance Campaign
2004  Jason K. Hopkins, Ronin (Chushingura: The Tale of the Loyal Retainers)
2003  Zachary Yorke, Untitled

How to Apply

To be eligible for the Wise Award for Collection Research, a thesis must include a passage of at least one page that engages a museum object; it is not necessary for the entire thesis to focus on museum objects. Direct study of the work(s) of art in the Mead’s galleries or study room and consultation of curatorial files are expected. To apply for the award, please submit one complete copy of the eligible thesis (in paper or electronic form) to the Office of the Director of the Mead Art Museum no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. Electronic submissions should be sent to nwaski@amherst.edu using the document-sharing service https://filesender.amherst.edu/. The Wise Award for Collection Research will be awarded at Senior Assembly.

To be eligible for the Wise Award for Studio Art, an artwork must show, in the judgment of the Mead Art Museum’s curators and director, the creative expression of an original idea, the competent execution of the resulting object (or objects), and exceptional promise. To apply for the award, please confer with your faculty advisor in the Department of Art and the History of Art. The Wise Award for Studio Art will be awarded at Senior Assembly.

 

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.