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Spring Programming Brochure

All of the events and exhibition offerings, this semester at the Mead.

April 2018

Wed, Apr 4, 2018

A young woman with long dark hair, lounging on pillows; her clothing and skin, as well as the pillows and background, are covered in swirling marks that may be calligraphy

Gallery Talk by Alla Rosenfeld

Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages presents works from a variety of time periods and media to examine the ways in which women have been depicted across the globe. Join us for an evening gallery talk with Alla Rosenfeld, curator of Russian and European art, to learn how these portrayals of women can pigeonhole their subjects into gendered roles, and in other cases challenge social constructs.

Thu, Apr 5, 2018

The arms and hands of two women as they unravel a Confederate flag

Performances of "Anthem for Unity" by Freddie Bryant '87 and Darryl Harper '90 and "Unraveling" by Sonya Clark '89

Join us for performances of "Anthem for Unity" by acclaimed musicians Freddie Bryant '87 and Darryl Harper '90. This performance will be followed by a conversation with the artists and a performance of Unraveling>/i> by Sonya Clark '89.

Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Louise Bourgeois, (French, 1911-2010). HOUSE, 1995. Art © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Weekly Tour at the Mead!

Join us for a tour with Olivia Luntz '21. Olivia is a prospective English major and her tour will focus on the notion and social role of the tiny house. This tour is free and open to all!

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

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Red Eye Black Tie

Red Eye Black Tie is a 24 hour program hosted by the Mead Art Museum and Student Activities. We have invited 5 contemporary artists to create works of art for the Amherst College Resource Centers. Join us on Thursday, April 12 to kick-off our art-making and celebrations. From 8 p.m.-Midnight, there will be live music, a gelato and espresso truck, art-making demonstrations and more! Join us throughout the day on Friday, April 13 to see our roster of amazing artists create site-specific works for Amherst.

The Mead will remain open for 24 hours to fuel your creativity!

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Sunil Das (Indian, 1939–2015). Untitled (Shiva?). Mixed media on card. Gift of Leonard Gordon (Class of 1959) in memory of Professor Frank Trapp.

Leonard Gordon '59 in Conversation with Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of Art & the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations

You’re invited to a conversation with historian Leonard Gordon, Amherst College class of 1959. Gordon, a scholar of South Asian history and culture, has generously donated many works of South Asian art from his private collection to the Mead. Many of these works are featured in the Mead's current exhibition New Publics: Art for a Modern India, 1960s–90s, curated by Yael Rice. This talk is free and open to all!

Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Artwork depicting a building with dark liquid dripping down underneath it

Weekly Tour at the Mead!

Join us for a tour with Stephen Johnson '19. Stephen is an art history major, and his tour will focus on ideas of material and digital manipulation across the exhibitions on view. This tour is free and open to all!

Mead Art Museum, exterior photograph with rainbow filter

Community Day at the Mead!

Join us for storytelling with handmade snake books, poetry and improvisation with artworks, scents and aromatherapy for memory, exploring the small home revolution in Western Mass, food and drink. Bring your family, your neighbor, a work buddy, an old friend or a new friend. Free and open to all!

Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Martha Rosler, (American, 1943—). Red Stripe Kitchen(from House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home), c. 1967-72.Photomontage, 23 x 17 ½ inches.Courtesy of the artist.

Weekly Tour at the Mead!

Join us for a tour with Natasha Kim '18. Tasha is an environmental studies major, and her tour will focus on relationships between gender, houses and the home in HOUSE. This tour is free and open to all!