Event Calendar

Today - Sat, Jun 24, 2017

A table set for a tea party under a chandelier in the Rotherwas Room

Community Day: Mead Tea Party

You're invited to a festive summer afternoon at the Mead! Sample iced tea and sweet treats as you pose for a photo in a seventeenth-century English room, discover drinking vessels from around the world, plant a seed, sketch a landscape and more! Feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy outdoors if you wish.

Free and open to all.

Tomorrow - Sun, Jun 25, 2017

A pair of hands on a tabletop, holding a pink colored pencil and a hand-drawn flipbook

Sunday Sketch at the Mead

Drop in and draw with us at the Mead on Sundays this summer! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to sketch works in the galleries or outside in our sculpture courtyard. We will provide paper, graphite pencils, erasers, drawing boards and gallery stools every Sunday through July 30. This series is free and open to the public.

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Manipulating Images with Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for image creation and editing. Images created in Photoshop can be incorporated into other documents such as Word, InDesign, PowerPoint and Web pages. Using Photoshop you can easily crop and merge photos (e.g., “Photoshop me in!”) and retouch them to create sharper, more vibrant and blemish-free images. Students can use Photoshop on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Two rows of people doing yoga on mats during a class in a Mead Art Museum gallery

Yoga at the Mead

Join us at the Mead for relaxation yoga and the chance to see our collection from a new perspective! This class is free, open to the public and suitable for all experience levels. We will have some mats available, but please bring your own if you have one!

Creating Drawings with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a superior tool to create diagrams, trace images and transform the graphical output of other programs such as Excel. Its illustrations can be included in other documents such as Word, InDesign and PowerPoint. Students can use Illustrator on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Sun, Jul 2, 2017

A pair of hands on a tabletop, holding a pink colored pencil and a hand-drawn flipbook

Sunday Sketch at the Mead

Drop in and draw with us at the Mead on Sundays this summer! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to sketch works in the galleries or outside in our sculpture courtyard. We will provide paper, graphite pencils, erasers, drawing boards and gallery stools every Sunday through July 30. This series is free and open to the public.

Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Sun, Jul 9, 2017

A pair of hands on a tabletop, holding a pink colored pencil and a hand-drawn flipbook

Sunday Sketch at the Mead

Drop in and draw with us at the Mead on Sundays this summer! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to sketch works in the galleries or outside in our sculpture courtyard. We will provide paper, graphite pencils, erasers, drawing boards and gallery stools every Sunday through July 30. This series is free and open to the public.

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, and SVG), enough to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle

This workshop is in three parts (additional meetings may be arranged if there is interest):

• Monday through Wednesday, July 10 – 12, 6-9 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, and SVG), enough to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle

This workshop is in three parts (additional meetings may be arranged if there is interest):

• Monday through Wednesday, July 10 – 12, 6-9 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Children standing at a table, using colored pencils to make flipbooks

Family Workshops at the Mead

Need a fun summer activity? Come to the Mead for air-conditioned, art-themed fun! Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in art-making, story-telling, short film screenings, and other activities inspired by the Mead’s art collection. This series is free and open to the public!

ninja writing

More than Word: Scrivener and other alternative writing apps

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Frost Library, Barker Room, A Level

Expand your writing toolkit! This workshop will offer an overview of a few alternatives to Word, apps meant to help you write more productively, creatively, and flexibly. Following this overview, we will look in more depth at Scrivener, writing software that facilitates writing in small pieces, rearranging blocks of text, and integrating the research and writing processes. Scrivener can help you write more often, revise and reorganize more easily, and manage your project with more agility and efficiency. Recommended especially for thesis writers, but open to all students, staff and faculty. Taught by Jessica Kem, associate director of the Writing Center.

Colorful abstract painting by Michael Mazur '57

Dog Days of Summer

Embrace the Dog Days of Summer in our outdoor sculpture courtyard. Walk your dog on down to the Mead (on a leash) and enjoy hot dogs, brats and other treats at our summer cookout. When you need a break from the heat, join us for animal-themed tours of our collection, live music and more!

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, and SVG), enough to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle

This workshop is in three parts (additional meetings may be arranged if there is interest):

• Monday through Wednesday, July 10 – 12, 6-9 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Writer's Retreat

July Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

Dedicate five consecutive mornings to your writing at this structured writing retreat for faculty and staff. We will begin each morning with goal-setting and a short, structured writing activity, and we will close each session with a self-assessment of those writing goals. In between, you will have three uninterrupted hours in which to write. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Please register by July 5.

Sun, Jul 16, 2017

A pair of hands on a tabletop, holding a pink colored pencil and a hand-drawn flipbook

Sunday Sketch at the Mead

Drop in and draw with us at the Mead on Sundays this summer! Artists of all skill levels are welcome to sketch works in the galleries or outside in our sculpture courtyard. We will provide paper, graphite pencils, erasers, drawing boards and gallery stools every Sunday through July 30. This series is free and open to the public.

Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication

Part two of the poster design series.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 8. This class will help you construct a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

You will learn how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations and graphics, and how to apply special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 17 6-8 p.m.
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 25 6-8 p.m.
• InDesign: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Children standing at a table, using colored pencils to make flipbooks

Family Workshops at the Mead

Need a fun summer activity? Come to the Mead for air-conditioned, art-themed fun! Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in art-making, story-telling, short film screenings, and other activities inspired by the Mead’s art collection. This series is free and open to the public!

Investigating Networks with Gephi

Gephi is a freely distributed tool for exploring and analyzing networks, with or without a geographic component. Related items can be associated with each other with different colors based on their properties, and clusters of connections and other patterns can be easily visualized as you rotate and arrange the network. Terrific for social network analysis, e.g. who’s writing to who, as well as economic analysis, e.g. what one country is selling to others, and even for studying biological networks!

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response