Today - Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Conversations On A Bench featuring Norm J. Jones, Ph.D.

Drop by the Mead, Tuesday, October 25, for a conversation session with Norm – Amherst College Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Norm joined Amherst College over the summer and in this role, he works with campus partners to advance practices and programs that foster diversity, inclusivity and accessibility. He oversees the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which comprises the Queer Resource Center, the Women’s and Gender Center and the Multicultural Resource Center. Working with the dean of the faculty and the chief human resources officer, he plays a key role in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff. He ensures that the college is an active participant in national and international conversations around inclusive excellence.

Come by and start a conversation with Norm about diversity, inclusion or just about your day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Mead!

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Cover of Tajdeed

The Common at the Mead

The Common literary magazine welcomes parents, students and the general public for a cocktail hour reception. Join us for wine, snacks and brief readings from newly released Issue 12 as well as Issue 11: Tajdeed, The Common's special issue of translated Arabic fiction. All readings will be in English. Pick up a copy of Issue 12, with artwork by Rico Gatson.

Wed, Nov 2, 2016

Global Artists Speak at the Mead - Zanele Muholi

A series that brings leading artists from around the world to Amherst College.

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.

Join South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi in conversation with Wendy Ewald, photographer and visiting artist-in-residence at Amherst College. Followed by a reception.

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Materiality at the Mead - Laurence Kanter

New discoveries and directions in art are presented in this series of gallery talks focusing on the physical materials artists use.

Thursday, December 1, 6:30 pm

What’s the secret to identifying a painting’s creator? Come hear the process by which the Mead’s Renaissance painting The Crucifixion was identified as the work of the remarkably expressive devotional painter and monk Lorenzo Monaco (ca. 1370–1425). The scholar responsible for this new attribution, Laurence Kanter, Chief Curator and the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art at Yale University Art Gallery, details his recent discovery, joined in conversation with Nicola Courtright, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art. Followed by a reception.

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

Materiality at the Mead - Carol Clark

New discoveries and directions in art are presented in this series of gallery talks focusing on the physical materials artists use.

Tuesday, December 6, noon

A closer look at the Mead’s larger-than-life bronze sculptures Pronghorn Antelope and Indian Hunter (1917), made by American artist Paul Manship (1885–1966). Led by Carol Clark, Professor Emerita of Art and the History of Art. Lunch provided.