Tomorrow - Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Julia Ream

Art conservation workshop and lecture with Julia A. Ream

Thinking of a career in art conservation? Or just curious about the process and materials involved in conserving art? Julia A. Ream, independent conservator of Asian works on paper, will lead a conservation workshop for students and deliver a lecture about her career trajectory and recent work on manuscripts and paintings from the Middle East and South Asia.

1–3 p.m., Workshop for students only, held in the Mead Art Museum's William Green Study Room. Limited to 10 students; registration required. To register, email Louise Becket (

4–5 p.m., Lecture, free and open to the public, held in Fayerweather Hall 115 (Pruyne Lecture Hall)

Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Family & Community event: Re-stART


Saturday, October 22, 1–3 pm

Rediscover the art of the everyday—using found objects, recycled materials, and other surprises—at this hands-on crafting marathon for all ages.

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.