Mead Reimagined, Take 2

The exhibitions and installations on view feature contemporary works by artist Kota Ezawa, video selections by Amherst Film and Media Studies faculty, and highlights from the Amherst College art collection.


Kota Ezawa, The Concert, on view in the Rotherwas Room

Rotherwas Project 2: Kota Ezawa, Gardner Museum Revisited

Discover Ezawa’s recreation of 13 masterpieces that went missing in the still unsolved art heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. On view February 9–June 1, 2017.

Mead Art Museum Collection

Accumulations: 5,000 Years of Objects, Fictions, and Conversations

This exhibition celebrates the idiosyncratic nature of museum collections and their potentional to enrich our understandings of culture and ourselves. On view February 9–July 30, 2017.

American Collection || Mead Art Museum

The American Collection: Two Centuries of Art at Amherst College

Representing over two centuries of American art and artistry, the works on view in these galleries chart the early days in the building of a nation, and a museum.

European Collection || Mead Art Museum

Precious: Finding the Wondrous in the Mead’s European Art Collection

Princes, scholars, and merchants alike placed their precious objects and art made of rare materials in small rooms known as cabinets of curiosity, predecessors to the modern museum.

African Collection || Mead Art Museum

Art From Africa: A Selection of Works Given by Amherst Collectors and Scholars

The majority of the works on view in this installation were gifts of two brothers, both Amherst alumni: Barry Maurer, Class of 1959, and Evan Maurer, Class of 1966.

Russian Collection || Mead Art Museum

From Russia with Love: Selections from the Thomas P. Whitney, Class of 1937, Collection of Russian Art

This exhibition presents highlights from Whitney's collection, most of which he gave, toward the end of the century and near the end of his life, to his alma mater.