Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and our efforts to keep our community as safe as possible, all Amherst College buildings are closed to visitors until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

There are 4 people sitting at a table coloring and drawing. At the center is a grownup coloring with their child.
Community Fallback Day, 2018. Photo by Danielle Amodeo.

About K–12 Programs

The Mead offers customized gallery experiences of the art on view developed by our museum education staff and/or our trained Student Museum Educators. All guided tours are free; however, at least two weeks’ advance registration is required. Teachers can choose from a range of themes that use artworks from our current exhibitions. Each theme will be tailored to the learning and engagement needs of your students.

If you are interested in having us design a unique tour or want us to focus on a specific exhibition, please contact the Museum Educator, Olivia Feal ( or add to the notes section in the group visit form.

If anyone in the group requires additional accommodations, please let us know in advance, so we can make sure all visitors' needs are included and accounted for.

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