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Type of Event

Event Calendar

Friday, March 1, 2019

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

A view of the entrance to Mead Art Museum and Stearns Steeple amidst fall foliage

Discover the Lost Art of Concentration

Join us for a series of conversations and close-looking sessions designed to help visitors gain focus and clarity through extended looking at art. We’ll provide tips and techniques to help you hone your observational acumen and deepen concentration at this series of morning programs. Tea will be served. This event is presented in collaboration with Amherst College Human Resources, and is free and open to all.

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 10–11 a.m.
Close-looking led by Mead head of education and Mellon Curator of Academic Programs Emily Potter-Ndiaye with guided reflection by Stephen Butler.

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 10–11 a.m.
Meditation and mindfulness led by Molly Kitchen with guided reflection by Stephen Butler.

Friday, March 22, 2019 | 10–11 a.m.
Guided looking with Amherst College artist-in-residence Macon Reed with guided reflection by Stephen Butler.

Closeup of Rebecca Carroll smiling

A Conversation with Rebecca Carroll

10:00 am - 11:00 am Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

As part of Amherst College LitFest 2019, associate professor and jazz musician Darryl Harper '90 will host a conversation with Rebecca Carroll, a cultural critic and editor of special projects at WNYC and the author of several books about race and blackness, including 1997’s Sugar in the Raw. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

Peer Advocates' 2nd Annual Community Promise Tabling

The Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect will be tabling this week to gather community responses to the prompt "Why and how we support survivors". These responses will be organized into a community poem that will be read by community members on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Powerhouse. Stop by to give your response, sign up to be a reader, take some resources, or just say hello!

Life Stories

Life Stories Lunch with Jxhn Martin, Drector of the Queer Resource Center

The Life Stories series provides a forum to foster community through sharing stories of challenge, growth and meaning. At each lunch, a student, faculty or staff member talks about an aspect of their lives that may be meaningful to others, followed by questions and comments. Lunch is provided.

Jennifer Egan

An Evening with Jennifer Egan

As part of Amherst College LitFest 2019, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will have a conversation with Jennifer Acker '00, editor-in-chief of The Common literary magazine. This event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. It is free and open to the public.

The LitFest 2019 schedule has additional event information and biographies of each guest.

*Please note: The venue for this event is Johnson Chapel, which seats 600 people. We recommend arriving early to get a seat.

Ongoing Events

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

until Mar 1 Fayerweather Hall, 105 - Eli Marsh Gallery

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, and noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Saturdays. This exhibition will close at noon on Friday, March 1.