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Spring Programming Brochure

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

February 2018

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

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Gallery Talk by Alla Rosenfeld

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Webster Hall, Russian Center Art Gallery

You’re invited to a gallery talk with Curator of Russian and European Art Alla Rosenfeld. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Varieties of Nonconformism: Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union, which is on view at the Russian Center Art Gallery through Feb. 11. The talk will take place at the Russian Center Art Gallery on the second floor of Webster Hall at Amherst College.

This event is free and open to all!

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland

A Conversation with John Wieland '58

Join us for a conversation with John Wieland '58 and Mead Director and Chief Curator David E. Little. An opening reception for HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland will follow at the Mead Art Museum. This program is free and open to all.

Brightly colored artwork showing the shape of a house with two black-and-white photographs of children inside

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

You're invited to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions at the Mead Art Museum! We are pleased to present HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland; Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages; and New Publics: Art for a Modern India, 1960s–90s. Join us for remarks from President Biddy Martin, exciting art, a live DJ, delicious refreshments and more!

This event is free and open to all.

Tue, Feb 13, 2018

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Galentine's Day Breakfast at the Mead

All self-identified women are invited to the Mead for a closer look at some of our favorite gals in the collection. Join us for waffles and informal conversation inspired by a new exhibition Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages and led by women who make up the Mead’s curatorial, education and programming departments.

This event is FREE and open to all.

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Collecting 101: Cast Your Vote!

Students from the Mead’s Interterm course "Collecting 101: Acquiring Art for the Mead" will present their top picks for a new work of art for the Mead’s collection. Join us to hear short talks on their favorite pieces and cast a vote for your favorite. The Mead will purchase whichever work of art wins the popular vote, with funds made possible by the Trinkett Clark Memorial Fund.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Tomorrow - Tue, Feb 20, 2018

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Gallery Talk with Mead Director and Chief Curator David E. Little

HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland features 58 artworks that present provocative interpretations of the house in various shapes, sizes, materials and imaginative manifestations. You’re invited to a gallery talk about this exhibition with David E. Little.

This event is free and open to all.

Regina Carter holding a violin in her arms vertically, so that its neck partially covers her face

Performance of "The Hair Bow Anthems" by Regina Carter

Regina Carter is a master jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellow. She will perform "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" using violin bows that have been restrung with human hair by contemporary artist Sonya Clark. This performance will be followed by an artist talk with Regina Carter, Sonya Clark and Darryl Harper.

This program is a part of the Embodied Knowledge Program Series.

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Sonya Clark unraveling a Confederate flag with her hands

A Conversation with Sonya Clark, Followed by Her Performance of "Unraveling"

Join us for a conversation with renowned artists Sonya Clark '89 and Darryl Harper '90 for an evening that blurs the lines of protest and performance. Following the discussion, Clark will perform "Unraveling" at the Mead Art Museum. All are invited to participate in this performance by working side-by-side with the artist to unravel threads of the Confederate battle flag.

This event is part of the Embodied Knowledge Program Series.