Select Class-Related Artwork

Select Class-Related Artwork

Need help selecting?

Feel free to contact Pamela Russell at or (413) 542-8229 for suggestions about the kinds of objects that may be relevant to your course. The Mead’s rich collection of over 18,000 objects has something to offer every discipline!

You can also search the online database listing every artwork in the collection, read a list of works on view, and consult a list of published collection catalogues.

Already made your selections?

If you already know which works of art you hope to show your class, contact Pamela Russell at or (413) 542-8229 to schedule your visit to the galleries and/or Study Room. Because the museum’s online database and published catalogues do not always capture fully the richness of Amherst’s holdings, Pamela would be happy to propose additional objects of potential interest for your courses.

A few weeks before your class visit, Pamela will work with you to create a list of objects for your class to see. Works of art currently on view are always available, and museum staff are happy to bring approximately 10 objects to the Study Room from storage (with larger numbers possible if appropriate).

For faculty members unfamiliar with approaches to incorporating works of art into productive class sessions, Pamela is available to provide guidance and to help facilitate discussions. In our experience, students find the encounter with original works immediately stimulating and need little prompting to offer their many opinions and insights.



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