Summer hours and closures

The Mead Art Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday Sunday throughout the summer, with a few interruptions as follows:

  • Thursday, June 6th - closed for planned electrical work
  • Wednesday, June 19th - closed for holiday
  • July 4th and 5th - closed for holiday, reopening Saturday, July 6th
  • July 16th19th - closed for work in the galleries

Please plan your visit accordingly.

Always free, always something new to see!

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. 

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 access the campus map showing the Mead's location.

The Mead is located in the heart of Amherst College’s campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is also a few blocks from downtown Amherst and the Beneski Museum of Natural History.

The Mead is also accessible by the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) bus stops, a few city blocks from the museum, providing direct service to surrounding towns. Routes and Schedules. 

The Mead’s GPS-Friendly Street Address

41 Quadrangle Drive in Amherst, MA, 01002

Amherst College Interactive Map

See the Mead’s Location on the Campus Map

See other Museum & Arts Locations on the Campus Map


On weekdays between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, campus parking is restricted to permit holders. Visitors can park in the town's metered on-street spaces or at the nearby Boltwood parking garage; see the Amherst town parking map (PDF)

Visitors may park anywhere on campus after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Two accessible parking spots are at the museum's front entrance, which visitors can use at any time. 

Passenger Drop-off Information

  • Cars and vans may drop passengers off in front of the Mead.
  • Buses must drop off and pick up at Amherst College’s Converse Hall, on Boltwood Ave. Bus parking is located at the Hills Parking Lot.

Scheduling Group Visits

Reservations are required for all adult/community and PreK-12 school groups—guided and self-guided—that include ten or more people.

Please Note: We ask that you schedule your visit with us at least 2 weeks in advance. Your visit is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation letter by email from the Museum.

College and University Faculty: Contact Emily Potter-Ndiaye to plan a class visit.

PreK-12 School Group Request Form

Adult and Community Group Request Form 

Questions? Email: