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Event Calendar

July 2019

Mon, Jul 8, 2019

Writing with Miss Emily: A Camp for Writers Aged 9-12

In Writing with Miss Emily, young writers between the ages of 9 and 12 will be immersed in the creative work of Amherst’s most famous poet. From July 8 to 12, 2019, young writers will see Emily Dickinson's world from a poet’s point of view. The creatively inspiring and encouraging camp will meet daily at Amherst's Jones Library. During the week, attendees will spend one day touring and writing at the Emily Dickinson Museum, including in the poet’s recently renovated bedroom. At the end of the week, families and friends will join the accomplished writers for a reading at the Jones Library.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Jones Library and Mass Cultural Council. To register or for more information, please email edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Registration Required

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Audience sitting and watching a woman speak at a podium in a room of the Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst Arts Night Plus Open Mic

Join us at the Emily Dickinson Museum during Amherst Arts Night Plus on July 11, 2019, for our monthly Open Mic. Poets, writers and performers of any kind are welcome! Come early to view the pop-up, contemporary art exhibition in the Homestead by our featured artist. The Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by this month's featured readers. Those who would like to share their work should arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. to sign up.

This month's featured reader will be announced at a future date. This month’s featured artwork is our Conservatory Art Installation, In Suspension, by Tereza Swanda, Ingrid Pichler and Fletcher Boote. The exhibit will be accompanied by a dance piece by Kelly Silliman.

Sat, Jul 20, 2019

A circus performer holding a drum, leading a parade of four children on the lawn of the Emily Dickinson Museum

Buccaneers of Buzz: A Children’s Circus

Did you know Dickinson wrote around 100 poems about bees?

Join us this year at the Emily Dickinson Museum on July 20 for our Annual Children’s Circus, a family-friendly event that celebrates the role these important pollinators played in Dickinson’s poetry and in our lives today.

Learn more about the continued importance of pollinators with fun games, crafts, live music and a live demonstration hive. The Children’s Circus is free and open to all. Stop by between noon and 3:30 p.m. to see what all the buzz is about!

Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Photograph of Ellen Mutter '18 conducting the Amherst College Choral Society in the Rotherwas Room at the Mead Art Museum. Photo by Jiayi Liu.

Dimensionism: Closing Concert

Join us to celebrate the closing of Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein with a live performance by the Amherst College Summer Treble Choir, conducted by Ellen Mutter '18, and the Madrigal Singers, co-directed by Ellen Mutter and Gilbert Wermeling '19. The concert will feature selections inspired by the Dimensionism exhibition, including Phillip Glass's Einstein on the Beach. This event is free and open to the public.

Take advantage of the evening’s live music to see this groundbreaking exhibition one last time before it closes on Sunday, July 28.

Sat, Jul 27, 2019

The Common Magazine logo

Iced Coffee Haus

In spirit of hot summer days and cold caffeinated beverages, The Common magazine will be hosting an Iced Coffee Haus on the Greenway Quad. Come listen to readings of pieces published in The Common, read something yourself, or just sit back, enjoy the performances and munch on some pizza. If you have any questions or are interested in signing up to either read or play music, please contact Elly at ehong21@amherst.edu.

Ongoing Events

 A print depicting a 4,000x magnification of a microscope photograph

"Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte"

until Aug 30 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery (2nd Floor)

Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative

Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.