Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Multilingual storytime flyer

Multilingual Storytime

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Frost Library, Periodicals Reading Room

Come and listen to children's books read in a variety of languages by Amherst College students and local elementary school students. This event is free and open to the local community, including children of all ages. Snacks will be provided.

Multilingual Storytime is the culminating celebration of the Amherst College/Fort River Elementary School Multilingual Children's Book Collection Exhibit, on display in Frost Library during the month of September. The exhibit is a sampling of the books included in a collection created during the winter 2018 Interterm course "Building a Multilingual Children's Book Collection." Students... More »

Chloe Bass

Chloë Bass - Visiting Artist Lecture

Chloë Bass is visiting campus as part of artist-in-residence Macon Reed's course "Installation, Site, and The Embodied Spectator." Bass will lead students in activities around themes of collaboration and participatory strategies in installation art. Additionally, Bass will speak about her work in a unique, salon-style event in Reed's studio.

All are welcome to attend this special conversation. Tea and snacks will be provided.

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Stephen Nachmanovitch pictured with Violin

"The Art of Is" with Stephen Nachmanovitch

The Mead is teaming up with the first-year seminar Thinking Through Improvisation, taught by Darryl Harper, visiting professor of music, to bring Stephen Nachmanovitch to campus. Nachmanovitch, author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art, argues that improvisation and creativity are important tools for everyone.

Join us for a talk by Nachmanovitch about the connection between time and improvisation. This program is offered in conjunction with the Thinking Through Improvisation First-Year Seminar and the Arts at Amherst Initiative. This event is free and open to all!

Fri, Sep 28, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required
Timing Is Everything Exhibition Installation Shot

Museums Are Not Neutral with Emily Potter-Ndiaye

All are invited to meet the Mead’s new head of education, Emily Potter-Ndiaye, and participate in a hands-on gallery workshop at the Mead. Potter-Ndiaye’s education philosophy is two-directional and participatory—come ready to share your thoughts and learn about art in a fun and exciting way. No experience in the arts necessary, but curiosity is a must!

This event is free & open to all.

Music Department Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors

Music Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Rhythm (with Bob Weiner)

Do you think about music? Are you interested in music but haven’t played an instrument or taken a music course? Are you an experienced performer or composer? This is the music workshop series for you! Thinking about music takes many forms. It could mean performing and composing, or developing historical and cultural research into specific forms of music or using software to make or analyze music. Sponsored by the Music Department, this series is open to all and offers the campus community different models for thinking about and doing music. Paired with the Music Department Tea Time (which takes place at 4:30 p.m. and immediately follows... More »

Music Department Tea Time

Music Department Tea Time

Come take a break from your busy week and enjoy tea, coffee, snacks and good company in the Arms Green Room. The music department's tea times are casual get-togethers where you hang out and chat with other musical folks from around campus. Everyone is welcome — students, faculty, staff, visitors. No affiliation with the department is required!

This event follows the "Workshop for Non-Majors and Majors: Rhythm" hosted by Bob Weiner.

Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera

M@A: Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera: Dreamers

Music at Amherst Parallels Series

Tickets are available though package sales on sale from July 23-August 29, and thereafter in the 14 days before each concert through https://amherst.universitytickets.com or the Concert Office at 413-542-2195, or concerts@amherst.edu.

In society, poets and songwriters play the essential role of dreamers, opening up avenues of hope for others. Despite the oppressive regimes that prevailed throughout much of Latin America and Spain in the twentieth century, the dreamers held onto an unending love for... More »

Tickets Required

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Still from the 1963 Andy Warhol movie, "Sleep." (Andy Warhol)

Sleep Screening at the Mead

"Andy Warhol, Filmmaker", a course taught by Josh Guilford, assistant professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College, considers the privileged place that film occupied in Andy Warhol's artistic practice during the 1960's. Warhol’s "Sleep" (1963) marks the artist’s foray into durational film and captures John Giorno, Warhol’s lover at the time, as he sleeps. Built on intricate sequences of looped imagery, Sleep is among Warhol's most formally complex works on film. Join us for an immersive screening of Sleep (4 hours, 45 minutes), with introductory remarks by Guilford. All are welcome to move in and out of the screening... More »

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 6, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Katja Oxman (American, born in Germany, 1942). Sound of Water Over Rock, 2003. Etching and aquatint. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. Anonymous gift.

Keeping Time: Queering Time

Curious about how our identities impact the way we experience time? Join us for an interactive tour of the Mead’s exhibition, Timing Is Everything, followed by a conversation with Queer Resource Center Director Jxhn Martin on chrononormativity and the notion of queering time.

This program is in honor of National Coming Out Day and offered in collaboration with the Queer Resource Center. This event is free and open to all!

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required
Careers In Arts & Communication Logo

Arts & Communication Field Trip Fridays: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

Arts & Communication Field Trip Friday site visits are a direct connect to the people and places at the heart of the Pioneer Valley’s creative communities. This year’s trips offer you the opportunity to engage with the issues and ideas driving innovative work in the visual arts, advertising, journalism, museums/archives, publishing and community arts.

Field Trip Fridays start at 2 p.m. sharp in front of Frost Library.

October 12: School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Founding director and dancer, Jennifer Polins, hosts our visit to this regionally renowned center for movement training and performance practices... More »

Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required
Shivangi Ladha, Self Portrait, 2017. Screenprint with masking tape. Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Studetn Acquisition Fund, 2018.04

Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages Gallery Talk with Mila Hruba

This exhibition presents works from a variety of time periods and media to examine the ways in which women have been depicted across the globe. Join us for a gallery talk with European print specialist and study room manager Mila Hruba to learn how these portrayals of women can pigeonhole their subjects into gendered roles, and in other cases challenge social constructs. This event is free and open to all!

M@A Artist: Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo with John Milbauer, piano

M@A: Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano

Tickets are available though package sales on sale from July 23-August 29, and thereafter in the 14 days before each concert through https://amherst.universitytickets.com or the Concert Office at 413-542-2195, or concerts@amherst.edu.

CHAMBER SERIES
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students (with valid ID): $12
Amherst College Students: $7 in advance or free student rush

Stephanie Houtzeel’s performances in the Strauss repertoire have been heralded around the world... More »

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required
Repeal Hyde Art Project, Bird Template

Queering Reproductive Justice: Art & Activism with Megan Smith

Join the Mead and the WGC for a day of art and activism with Megan Smith, the artist behind Repeal Hyde Art Project. Repeal Hyde Art Project draws attention and creates intersectional dialogue about the Hyde Amendment, which blocks people from using Medicaid to pay for abortion. The project educates through collaborative art-making and shareable graphic arts.

Artist Lunch with Megan Smith
All students are invited to lunch with Megan Smith to learn more about their role at the intersection of art and activism.
Friday, October 26 from noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Women’s and Gender Center in Keefe Campus Center

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Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September... More »

Lisa McCarty, Louisa May Alcott’s Desk, Orchard House, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty, on view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Sept. 10–Oct. 12

until Oct 12 Fayerweather Hall, 105: Eli Marsh Gallery

Transcendental Concord: Photographs by Lisa McCarty documents the spirit of Transcendentalism, the 19th-century philosophical movement that embraced idealism, communal living and reverence for the natural world in the face of growing industrialization and inhumanity.