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The Mead Art Museum is excited to host nibia pastrana santiago for a very special performance connected to her artwork in the Spring 2024 exhibition Trópico es Político: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime, curated by Marina Reyes Franco (Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico).

This "choreographic event" will draw on the artist's on-going improvisational practice, which is rooted in contemporary dance and is repurposed to create events that present the audience with a series of actions, or lack of the, as performance. Considering the tropics as a watery space for resistance, pleasure and flow, pastrana santiago pursues a submarine future which is both metaphorical and urgent, since climate change and the tourist economy are accelerating factors demanding visionary alternatives.

Registration: As space in the gallery is very limited, registration is highly encouraged to ensure an spot. Priority will be given to audience members who pre-register (via SignUpGenius), with drop-in space potentially available on a rolling basis but not guaranteed. The performance will last from 5 to 7 PM, followed by a short reception. The Mead's galleries will be open throughout the evening, and visitors are welcome to spend time with the exhibitions on view, or leave and return for the reception. (The Mead is very close to downtown Amherst.)

This visit is co-sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative, and the Departments of Theater and Dance and Spanish.

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Charlotte Murtishaw
(413) 542-2335
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info


When on campus, it's easy to get turned around--if confused, we recommend heading toward the stone spire of Stearns Steeple, which is located right next to the front entrance of the Mead. The "Visit" webpage has some helpful directions and maps for traveling to the Mead regionally and locally.

Parking is free on the Amherst College campus after 4:30pm. The closest parking is around the College Quadrangle, including accessible parking is available directly in front of the Mead. Another option is the Converse Parking Lot, which is a few minutes down a moderate hill from the museum and across the street from the Town Common.

Public Transit
The closest PVTA bus stop is the Amherst College stop, located by Converse Hall across from the town Common. It is serviced by the B43 and 38 lines; 31 and R29 lines also stop nearby on the Amherst Town Common. More information on PVTA schedules and routes is available here: