This special exhibition unveils new works by renowned conceptual artist Tom Friedman, and marks the first time Friedman has drawn artistic inspiration directly from a museum collection. The works on view correspond to existing works in the Mead’s permanent collection, and represent a contemporary dialogue with art from the past in ways that introduce subtexts, narratives and new ways of thinking about the Mead’s art collection.
Exhibition: "Unimaginable by One Mind Alone: Exquisite Corpses from the William Green Collection of Japanese Prints"
For this exhibition, the Mead Art Museum commissioned contemporary artists to finish uncompleted works from the Mead's Japanese print collection in the spirit of the Exquisite Corpse. Each participant was allowed to select designs from the Mead’s holdings and extend them into full compositions. They were given complete freedom to create anything they could imagine...
How do we know Shakespeare's plays? For many of them, the answer is one book: the 1623 First Folio. Without it, 18 plays, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night and The Tempest could have been lost forever.
In 2016, the Folger Shakespeare Library presents "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare," a national traveling exhibition bringing the First Folio to 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Amherst College will be the only Massachusetts stop for the traveling exhibition.
Free and open to the public.