How much do you know about Amherst College? Would you go so far as to call yourself an Amherst historian? A novice? Or something in between?
Find out how much you really know by clicking through this Q&A slideshow, which features 10 public sculptures scattered across campus and the stories of how they came to Amherst.
Keep track of how many questions you get right as you click through, and log in to leave a comment and let us your score.
1. Who is sitting on this pile of rocks on the first-year quad?
It's Robert Frost, who taught at Amherst from 1916–20, 1923–24 and 1927–38. The Class of 1957 commissioned the sculpture as a 50th Reunion gift to the college. Click here to read more about the gift.
2. Why was this sculpture, located between Fayerweather Hall and the Keefe Campus Center, so controversial in 1983?
3. What material makes up this masterpiece, located in Frost Library?
4. Where was this statue of Noah Webster originally placed before it was relocated in 1938?
It was originally placed at the end of a pathway from Johnson Chapel to Stearns Church in 1914, when Richard Billings, class of 1897, gave it to Amherst. After the 1938 hurricane that destroyed the surrounding trees, the statue was relocated to the north side of Frost Library, where it remains today.
5. Why is this sculpture of a moose inside Frost Library?
6. Where on campus will you find this sculpture?
In front of the Mead Art Museum. Titled "Two Lines Oblique Down, Variation III," this sculpture was gifted to the college in 1974 by Bertram H. Bloch '33 and the Burlington Industries Foundation.
7. To whom is this memorial dedicated?
The War Memorial, completed in 1946, is dedicated to Amherst alumni who died in World Wars I and II.
8. How did this bust of Beethoven end up in Arms Music Center?
It was a gift from Charles Morgan, chairman of the fine art department, in memory of his brother Vincent Morgan, chairman of the music department, who passionately advocated for a new music building and passed away soon after its opening in 1968.
9. What is the name of this creature that resides in Archives and Special Collections?
The Snowy Owl. Henry Ward Beecher, class of 1834, gave it to the College's Athenian Society in 1862.
10. Who are the two famous poets represented by this sculpture in downtown Amherst?
Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. The sculpture, located near the Emily Dickinson Museum, was commissioned by the Amherst Public Arts Commission in 1995.