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Please join the Mead to celebrate the debut of four exhibitions: 

Like a Slow Walk with Trees: Alicia Grullón

Trópico es Político: Caribbean Art in the Visitor Economy Regime

Boundless (pt. 2)

and the seventh annual Black Art Matters student visual arts showcase.  

The reception will begin with remarks, and close with a presentation of artwork by the Amherst students participating in the Black Art Matters exhibition. After the official reception wraps up, the Mead will remain open until 10 pm. Delicious food and drink by local vendors will be served; as always, this reception is free & open to the public. Parking is free on the Amherst College campus after 5 PM. 

Full schedule of opening events:

5 PM: Curator talk with Marina Reyes Franco for Trópico es Político in Stirn Auditorium (next door; Spanish interpretation available)  

6 PM: Opening Reception at the Mead  

7:15 PM: Black Art Matters student artist talks 


Image credits for header collage (L-R):

Alicia Grullón. Still from A Worker dies and goes to heaven, 2023. Single channel video, 10 min. From Like a Slow Walk with Trees: Alicia Grullón.

Ricardo Cabret. Detail from Guión criptográfico (Ofuscación costera) [Cryptographic script (Coastal obfuscation)], 2022. From Trópico es Político.

Kaya Agari. Detail from Grafismo feminino - Menxú, 2021. Museum purchase with the Scott H. Nagle (Class of 1985) Fund for Contemporary Art Acquisitions. From Boundless.

Jacinta Smith '25. We Must Protect ALL the Rights of ALL Women including our right to LIVE and right to CHOICE, 2023. Acrylic on canvas. From Black Art Matters.


Contact Info

Charlotte Murtishaw
(413) 542-2155
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info