October 2017

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Impressionistic painting of people, vehicles and trees on a city street

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

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Alla Rosenfeld, Curator of Russian & European Art, in conjunction with the 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. Immediately following the lecture, please join us for a reception in the galleries and a viewing of the exhibition.

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!

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!