Event Calendar

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sat, Oct 20, 2018

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

The MURAL Project: In CISE!

Come contribute to our collaborative mural! This project began with the idea of using art to heal from sexual violence. From there, it evolved into a collaborative mural between all the resource centers that puts focus on the theme of healing from any kind of trauma or any type of injustice. Feel free to come with an item you would like to glue on or supplies, or use our supplies. We will have paint, markers, paint pens, hot glue guns (for gluing on items) and collage supplies. By contributing to this mural, you are by no means obligated to explain your contribution, or share anything about your experience that is private.

Photo of Houtzeel

M@A: Masterclass with Stephanie Houtzeel, Mezzo-Soprano

Students work with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel on stage in Buckley. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Image of a bullet tearing through an apple that is held up on a metal post

Close Looks at the Mead

Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.

Free and open to all!

Amherst College Science Center

Science Center Celebration

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20, for a celebration of Amherst's new Science Center. We have planned an afternoon devoted to science and science education in the context of the liberal arts.

The event will begin with a discussion by five distinguished panelists: Bradford Hager ’72, P’12, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kimberlyn Leary '82, associate professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and executive director of policy outreach, McLean Hospital; Julie Segre '87, senior investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute; Shirley Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University; and Harold Varmus '61, Lewis Thomas University Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine and senior associate member, New York Genome Center. The panel discussion will be followed by student-led tours of the building, with opportunities to observe and participate in laboratory demonstrations by faculty in each department. The day will end with a reception in the Science Center atrium.

The Science Center is part of the largest building project in the College’s history, and one of its most significant. It will play a dynamic role in ensuring that Amherst continues to offer an outstanding undergraduate education well into its third century. We look forward to marking its opening with you.

The Second Annual Festival of American Poetry at Amherst College

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

The festival is organized by Pioneer Valley Poetry Productions and is co-sponsored by the Amherst College Department of English. No admission is charged for the readings. Poets scheduled to read Saturday evening include John High, Ruth Lepson, Michael Leong, Elinor Nauen, Patrick Donnelly and Fanny Howe. The readers are among this country’s established poets working in avant-garde writing and innovative traditions.

Ongoing Events

Orra Hitchcock illustration of mount Sugar Loaf beside painting by Dave Gloman of the same scene

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).

Amherst Cinema Late Nights

until Oct 20 Amherst Cinema

Join Amherst Cinema every Friday for a free late-night flick featuring the best cult, genre and outré on the big screen. Free for Amherst College students with presentation of student ID at box office. Visit the Amherst Cinema website for more information on programming.

Tickets Required