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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Arts Expeditions Poster

Art Expeditions: A Morning of Music, Dance and Art Related Workshops

The Arts at Amherst Advocates present Art Expeditions: A Morning of Music, Dance and Art related workshops. Join us this Sunday, November 5 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for a cross campus arts expedition. There will be six student run workshops in belly dancing, drumming, embroidery, drawing, map making, and dance improvisation. Each workshop is 30 minutes long so you can try more than one!

The belly dancing and dance improvisation workshops will be held in Webster Studio 2 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30a.m.

The drumming workshop will be held in Johnson Chapel at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The embroidery workshop will be held in James Common Room at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The drawing and map making workshops will be held in Fayerweather Drawing Studio, Room 101, at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Gospel Choir pixilated

The Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Christian Worship Service

1:00 pm Chapin Hall, Chapin Chapel

The fall semester's second installment of the Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Christian Worship Series is a service in the African-American church tradition. The preacher will be The Rev. Timothy Jones '04, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. Resurrect, the Amherst College Gospel Choir, will provide the music. A traditional soul food dinner will follow. All are welcome!

Identify It Day 2017

Do you have a mysterious fossil that you found while backpacking, or a picture of the bizarre bird in your backyard? Bring in your fossils, seashells, rocks, meteorites, feathers, leaves-- or photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, flowers and insects --to the museum. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while showing you some specimens from the Beneski’s greater collections. Stop by, with or without mystery objects, to see (and touch) the scientific specimens out on display. Items identified in previous years have included a dinosaur footprint, the hip of a very large pig, an amazing man-made slag crystal and an ancient arrowhead from the Connecticut River Valley.

Peter Crowley, geology professor, notes: "The history of the Earth is long and interesting, so there is a good story behind everything that you find. If you tell us the story about how and where you found it, we can complete the story and tell you what it is and how it formed. It is fun and exciting, because you never know what people are going to bring in."

Our location:
Beneski Museum of Natural History
11 Barrett Hill Drive
Amherst, MA 01002

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!