Tue, Feb 11, 2020

 Black and white print by Albrecht Durer; depicts the Combat of Virtue and Pleasure in the Presence of Hercules

Spring Opening Reception at the Mead

Celebrate the opening of the Mead’s spring exhibitions at this evening reception, featuring “The Best Impressions: Inside the Edward C. Crossett Collection of Prints,” along with new rotations of works in “Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions and Gifts and Ten Years of Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisitions.” Join us for curatorial remarks, live music, and refreshments in the galleries.
Free and open to all!

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Leslie Knope from "Parks and Recreation." Caption: "Oh, it's only the best day of the year."

Galentine’s Day: A Celebration of Friendship

Stop by the Mead for a morning of waffles, card-making, and poetry-writing to celebrate friendship on campus. Bring a friend or make a new one. This program is offered in partnership with the Arts at Amherst Initiative, The Common, Amherst College’s Human Resources Activities Committee and the Women’s and Gender Center.
This event is free and open to Amherst College faculty, staff and students.

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Installation photo of Rotherwas Project 5: Christopher Myers, The Red Plague Rid You for Learning Me Your Language. Quilts of many different fabrics and colors depicts scenes of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and adorn the wood-paneled rooms of the Rotherwas Room.

Grab and Don’t Go with Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers is an artist and writer based in New York City. A widely acclaimed author of literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally. His work questions what it means to be an artist and to create art that is rooted in the experience of global cultural exchange.
Meet Myers for lunch in the Amherst College Multicultural Resource Center. Learn more about his artistic practice, his work in publishing, how his work centers historically marginalized perspectives in art and literature, and how he collaborates with artists and craftspeople across cultures and around the world.

Photograph of Christopher Myers.

The Red Plague Rid You for Learning Me Your Language: Artist Talk with Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers is an artist and writer based in New York City. A widely acclaimed author of literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally. His work questions what it means to be an artist and to create art that is rooted in the experience of global cultural exchange.
Join us for an artist talk with Christopher Myers to learn more about his artistic practice and the thinking behind this year’s Rotherwas Project.
This program is supported by the Arts at Amherst Initiative and is free and open to all.


Black and white photograph of artist Heather Ageypong wearing Victorian garb. Ageypong is seated on the floor in profile view with her right arm outstretched holding a rose.

Spring Programs Brochure

Download a PDF of the Mead’s spring brochure, which includes information about upcoming exhibitions and events. Printed copies are available in the main lobby of the museum.