On View Now

George Benjamin Luks (American (1866/67-1933). Child Eating. Oil on canvas. Mead Art Museum. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward F. Babbott (Class of 1945).

Embodied Taste

Join students this fall in a conversation on food, culture, art, and power, culminating in an exhibition at the Mead Art Museum. On view through January 3, 2021.

Painting of a seascape, featuring a ship in a body water, which runs between rock formations on each each side of the image.

Founding Narratives

Presenting artworks produced in the United States between 1800 and today that offer opportunities to consider the role of art in creating, reinforcing, and challenging stories about national identity. On view through July 18, 2021.

Abstract work of art made of enamel, featuring gold, purple, orange red, and green.

Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts

Featuring over fifty artworks across media made from 1967 to 2019. On view through July 18, 2021.

Photograph of wood-paneled Rotherwas Room, featuring two painting used for teaching

Teaching Galleries

A rotating display of artworks that faculty requested for their fall courses, designed for on-campus students to work with the artworks up close, and accessible to the on-campus Amherst College community at large. On view through January 2, 2021.