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 A silhouette figurine in a dress is set on a red background. It casts a shadow, and its arms are bent upward at the elbow.

Liliana Porter: Two Realities

This exhibition foregrounds Argentinian-born, U.S.-based artist Liliana Porter’s decades-long consideration of “two realities”— “virtual reality” (a depiction of a thing) and the “real thing.”

Rectangular plywood panel with 12 off-white, leaf-like shapes painted on it, some overlapping

What Looms Large

This exhibition examines scale—painterly, bodily, architectural, institutional—and presence in contemporary abstract painting.

Virtual tours of Past Exhibitions

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 in a conversation on food, culture, art, and power, culminating in an exhibition at the Mead Art Museum. 

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.

Painting of a woman pictured from behind, looking over her right shoulder. Her right hand rests on her hip. She has dark brown skin & wears a blue sundress and red headscarf. People, trees, & bright blue sky are visible in the background

The Living Room

The exhibition is curated by DeLyna Hadgu, a senior and Advanced Student Museum Educator at Amherst College in collaboration with the Black Art Matters Festival. The show explores how Black artists represent Black subjects.

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.