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Event Calendar

Thu, May 25, 2017

A crowd of people smiling and talking to one another in front of a large collage painting in a Mead Art Museum gallery

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions, featuring Amherst alumni artists and collectors. As always, there will be delicious refreshments and a bar for those over 21 years of age. This event is free and open to the public.

The Omer Quartet dressed formally, posing with their stringed instruments

Omer Quartet Concert

8:00 pm Arms Music Center, Buckley Recital Hall

Join us for a free concert, performed by the Omer Quartet in residence at the New England Conservatory of Music. The performance will feature music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy and the world premiere of Quartet No. 4, by contemporary Dutch composer Rocco Havelaar. This piece was commissioned by Dr. William Weary '64 with support from the Office of Advancement.

This concert is in conjunction with Mead exhibition Collector's Journey: Highlights from the Print Collection of Dr. William Weary.

This event is free and open to the public.

Fri, May 26, 2017

Michael Mazur, Self-Portrait, 1986

Gallery Talk on Artist Michael Mazur ’57

Join us for a gallery talk with Betsey Garand, Senior Resident Artist at Amherst College, and Gail Mazur, poet and wife of the late Michael Mazur ’57. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Perspectives on Michael Mazur. It is free and open to the public.

Retirement Reception for Dan Velleman

Please join the Mathematics and Statistics Department in celebrating the career of Prof Daniel Velleman, who is retiring after 34 years of teaching mathematics at Amherst College.

Sat, May 27, 2017

Gallery at the Mead

Amherst Alumni in the Arts Mixer

All Amherst alumni who work in the arts or are passionate about arts and culture are invited to join us for a cocktail party and reception at the Mead Art Museum.

Come check out our newly opened summer exhibitions and connect with old and new friends and professors over art, wine and fine snacks.

This event is free and is supported by Advancement, Art History, Architectural Studies and European Studies.

Sun, May 28, 2017

Yoga at the Mead!

Yoga at the Mead!

Before leaving Reunion Weekend, stop by the Mead for a relaxing yoga session and the chance to see art from a different perspective. We'll have mats available, but please bring your own if possible. All experience levels welcome!

This event is generously sponsored by the Class of 2002.

Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Opening Convocation

Convocation is the ceremony that starts the new academic year.

Tue, May 1, 2018

Student Receiving Award From President Martin In Cole Assembly Room

College Meeting

College Meeting is the annual awards ceremony for undergraduates of Amherst College and recognizes the outstanding work of first-years, sophomores and juniors throughout the year. Prizes are awarded in 14 areas of study, as well as for notable scholarship and citizenship. The majority of awards are named in honor of notable alumni and faculty, whose enduring legacies still shape the College today.

President Biddy Martin and Dean Catherine Epstein will be hosting this celebration. All are welcome, and regalia is not required.

College Meeting begins at 5 p.m., with a president's reception immediately following the event in the foyer of Converse Hall. This event is free and open to the public.