Our staff is committed to providing faculty members from every academic discipline with the resources needed to hold productive class sessions at the Mead and undertake original research by learning in depth about the Mead’s broad and varied art collection.
Class visits offer faculty the opportunity to explore Amherst’s remarkable holdings and take advantage of the many ways students can profit from the close examination of artworks and artifacts. In fact, the stimulating effect of an experience with an original art object is one of the primary rewards of a class visit to the Mead. If you think your exploration of a topic might be enriched by a close examination of related works of art, or if you feel your students would enjoy an invigorating change of pace, schedule a class visit at the Mead today.
In seeking to enhance intellectual life at Amherst, the Mead offered Mellon Faculty seminars—made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—that provided faculty members from every academic discipline with the resources needed to learn in depth about the college’s broad and varied art collection and incorporate original works of art from the collection into teaching and research.