Mead Art Museum

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Events

All Mead events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

April 2015

Thu, Apr 2, 2015

Gods, Kings, and Lovers exhibition image of a man on a horse

“Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India”: A Closer Look Gallery Talk

Focus on the delights of miniature painting in the exhibition "Gods, Kings and Lovers," with Yael Rice, visiting assistant professor of art and the history of art, and Chen Jiang '15. Refreshments will be served.

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

murakami eyes

Educating the Eye: A Mini-Course in Art Appreciation

Session 1: The Building Blocks of Art
Session 2: A Journey Through Time and Space
Session 3: Choose Your Own Adventure

Join Pamela Russell, interim director and head of education, and Keely Sarr, assistant museum educator, for an exploration of the Mead's collection during three informal, seminar-like sessions. Experience the rewards of close-looking and the joy of shared insights through guided conversations. The first session will introduce the elements and vocabulary of art, providing basic tools for engaging discussions about art. In the second session, participants will be able to compare and contrast pairs of works with related themes from different eras and places. In the final session, members will have the chance to select works of art from the Mead collection and discuss topics of their own choosing. Sessions will take place in the museum galleries and in the William Green Study Room. Course materials provided.

Space is limited; preregistration by April 1 recommended. To register, please submit the registration form available below or contact Nadia Waski: nwaski@amherst.edu, 413-542-2295.

$40 for all three sessions.

Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Russian art painting by Ekster

Russian Center Art Gallery Tour

Webster Hall, Amherst Center for Russian Culture

Take a tour of the exhibition "The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism," on view at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture Art Gallery, located in Webster Hall, on the Amherst College quad. The tour is free and open to the public.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

murakami eyes

Educating the Eye: A Mini-Course in Art Appreciation

Session 1: The Building Blocks of Art
Session 2: A Journey Through Time and Space
Session 3: Choose Your Own Adventure

Join Pamela Russell, interim director and head of education, and Keely Sarr, assistant museum educator, for an exploration of the Mead's collection during three informal, seminar-like sessions. Experience the rewards of close-looking and the joy of shared insights through guided conversations. The first session will introduce the elements and vocabulary of art, providing basic tools for engaging discussions about art. In the second session, participants will be able to compare and contrast pairs of works with related themes from different eras and places. In the final session, members will have the chance to select works of art from the Mead collection and discuss topics of their own choosing. Sessions will take place in the museum galleries and in the William Green Study Room. Course materials provided.

Space is limited; preregistration by April 1 recommended. To register, please submit the registration form available below or contact Nadia Waski: nwaski@amherst.edu, 413-542-2295.

$40 for all three sessions.

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

A camera mounted on a pole, with blue sky and a cityscape in the background

"Photographing Deep Time," Artist Conversation with Jonathon Keats '94

What will Amherst College look like in the year 3015? How will the Pioneer Valley landscape transform over the next millennium? Situated at the top of Stearns Steeple, the Millennium Camera will survey 1,000 years of change in a single continuous exposure, revealing the evolution of our school and our impact on the surrounding environment through the lens of deep time.

The accompanying exhibition at the Mead Art Museum will contextualize this new project by conceptual artist Jonathon Keats, showing his previous experiments in deep-time photography, including his collaboration with the people of Berlin in a 100-year photographic survey of their changing city.

Like the cameras in his Berlin project, the Millennium Camera is directed at the present even more than the future. "Seeing the finished image isn't as important as the awareness of gradual observation," says Keats. "Deep-time photography can provide a sense of connection with future generations that we'll never meet, but will be impacted by everything we do in our own lifetime."

The artist conversation is free and open to the public.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015

murakami eyes

Educating the Eye: A Mini-Course in Art Appreciation

Session 1: The Building Blocks of Art
Session 2: A Journey Through Time and Space
Session 3: Choose Your Own Adventure

Join Pamela Russell, interim director and head of education, and Keely Sarr, assistant museum educator, for an exploration of the Mead's collection during three informal, seminar-like sessions. Experience the rewards of close-looking and the joy of shared insights through guided conversations. The first session will introduce the elements and vocabulary of art, providing basic tools for engaging discussions about art. In the second session, participants will be able to compare and contrast pairs of works with related themes from different eras and places. In the final session, members will have the chance to select works of art from the Mead collection and discuss topics of their own choosing. Sessions will take place in the museum galleries and in the William Green Study Room. Course materials provided.

Space is limited; preregistration by April 1 recommended. To register, please submit the registration form available below or contact Nadia Waski: nwaski@amherst.edu, 413-542-2295.

$40 for all three sessions.

Group of students holding a sign that reads "Mead Art Museum"

Evening at the Mead: Art & Literature

Five College students are invited to enjoy art, music and mingling at the Mead. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Lunar New Year

Tuesday, March 31
Art & Literature

Tuesday, April 21
Grand Tour

 

Hours

Sunday          9 a.m.–midnight
Monday          Closed
Tuesday          9 a.m.–midnight
Wednesday         9 a.m.–midnight
Thursday         9 a.m.–midnight
Friday         9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m.–5 p.m.