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The Mead Art Museum is open to the public from Tuesday–Sunday,  9 a.m.–5 p.m., and open late on Thursdays until 10 p.m. during the school year. 

Special winter hours and closures: Please be aware that there will be some irregularities in the museum's operating hours over the next few months, as follows⁠—

December |   On Thursday, December 5th, the Mead will close early at 3 p.m. Additionally, the Mead will close during the College's winter break, Friday, December 22nd, 2023 through January 1st, 2024.

January |   The Mead will be closed at 5 p.m. on Thursdays throughout January, and resume the scheduled late-night hours in February with the start of the Spring semester. 

The Mead Art Museum on a bright sunny day


A map of Amherst College with Mead Art Museum circled in red

Click on the image above to see a larger version of the map showing the Mead’s location.

The Mead is located in the heart of Amherst College’s campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. The town lies approximately two hours west of Boston, three hours north of New York City, and two hours east of Albany. The main entrance to the College is on South Pleasant Street near the intersection of MA Routes 9 and 116.

Centrally located on campus, the museum is close to other points of interest, such as the Beneski Museum of Natural History (to the northeast) and the College's Main Quadrangle (to the west).

The Mead’s GPS-Friendly Street Address

41 Quadrangle Drive in Amherst, MA, 01002

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After 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, all visitors may park in any spot on campus, including along the main quadrangle. On weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., campus parking is restricted to permit holders. During these hours, visitors are asked to park in the town's metered on-street spaces or in the nearby Boltwood parking garage: see Amherst town parking map (PDF).

Accessible Parking

Visitors to campus with any official state-issued handicap placards are permitted to park in any marked handicapped spot on campus without obtaining any additional permits from Amherst College. The closest handicapped parking to the Mead is located in front of the museum at 41 Quadrangle Drive.

Passenger Drop-off Information

  • Cars and vans may drop passengers off in front of the Mead.
  • Buses must drop off and pick up in front of Amherst College’s Converse Hall, located on Boltwood Ave. After delivering passengers, buses are welcome to park in the Hills Parking Lot for the duration of the visit. To reach the Hills Parking Lot, turn right from Boltwood Ave. onto MA Route 9. Drive one-half mile and turn right into the Hills Parking Lot.