Today - Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Saya Woolfalk, The Four Virtues (Prudence), 2017: Image of a masked human figure wearing an elaborate and colorful costume, standing in front of a black background

Artist Lunch with Saya Woolfalk at the WGC

You're invited to an informal lunch with contemporary female artist, Saya Woolfalk, at the WGC. Join us to learn more about Saya's practice and her experiences female artist. All are welcome!

Saya Woolfalk, The Four Virtues (Prudence), 2017: Image of a masked human figure wearing an elaborate and colorful costume, standing in front of a black background

Artist Talk by Saya Woolfalk

Saya Woolfalk, born in Gifu City, Japan, is a New York-based artist known for her multimedia explorations of hybridity, race, science and gender. Please join us for a talk by Woolfalk in conjunction with Rotherwas Project No. 3, Saya Woolfwalk: Life Products and the ChimaCloud.

Free and open to the public

In conjunction with Art Ecologies, a yearlong Arts at Amherst program

Wed, Oct 11, 2017


From Russia to Paris and Beyond: 20th Century Russian Artists in Europe

Join us for a lecture by Curator of European and Russian Art, Dr. Alla Rosenfeld, in conjunction with the Mead Art Museum’s exhibition, "Home Away from Home: Russian Artists Abroad". Dr. Rosenfeld will present her insights on how the concept of “home” was ever-changing for Russian artists, who fled to Western Europe. She will also trace the complex interconnections and rich influences between Russian and Western artists in the 20th century. Join us for a viewing of Dr. Rosenfeld’s exhibition and reception in our galleries, immediately following the lecture.

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Michael Mazur

Gallery Talk with Betsey Garand: Perspectives on Michael Mazur

Join us for a conversation with former colleague and friend of the late Michael Mazur, Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Perspectives on Michael Mazur.

Free and open to all!

Jonathan Jackson, "Evan, Make-Up Contact Sheet," 2015.

Picture This: Photo Sessions with Jonathan Jackson

"Tell It Like It Is – or Could Be" presents work by contemporary photographers who use their camera to (re)construct historical and personal narratives. Join us for a night of self-exploration and the chance to be photographed by emerging artist, Jonathan Jackson ’19.

Jackson received the Wise Award for Studio Art, presented annually for distinction in the completion of an original work or works of art and the purchase thereof. The Mead Art Museum acquired a one of Jackson’s photographs in 2017. Come early to sign up for a portrait session with Jonathan—space is limited.

We will have various articles of clothing and accessories on site for you to explore with modes of self-representation, selfie-stations, snacks, music and more!

All are welcome: first come, first served.

Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Community Day

Community Day!

Join us for a free day of family fun at the Mead, featuring guided tours, art-making, and activities inspired by our latest exhibitions.

Free and open to all!

Wed, Nov 1, 2017


Inside the American Art Collection with curator Vanja Malloy

Join us for a lunchtime gallery talk with curator of American art, Vanja Malloy. Dr. Malloy will share her insights on the Mead's renowned collection of American art.

This event is free and open to all!

Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Zackary Drucker, Relationship, #12.

Zackary Drucker and Tarrah von Lintel in conversation

As a part of Trans Empowerment Month, join us in welcoming Zackary Drucker, American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress and television producer, along with Los Angeles-based gallery director Tarrah von Lintel.

Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Zackary Drucker, Relationship, #12.

Artist Lunch with Zackary Drucker and Tarrah von Lintel in the QRC

All students are invited to informal lunch and conversation with Zackary Drucker and Tarrah von Lintel in the Queer Resource Center.

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!