Theater and Dance presents Performance Project, a showcase of original student work.
Christianna Mariano ’21’s Endogenous is a video exploration into the idea of cell determination – the moment a cell decides what it will specialize in. She invites you to explore this idea and what it might mean to you through images and sounds from her grandmother's garden. Lighting and imagery for videos were created in collaboration with Helen Feibes '23, Gabriella Moore '23 and Hee Won Youn '23.
Maya Mizrahi ‘21’s Monochrome reflects on teacher and mentor Ilya Gaft and his experience as a principal ballet dancer in the Soviet Union. Ilya graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic Academy under the direction of Alexander Pushkin and Agrippina Vaganova. He went on to become a principal dancer, primarily performing in the Mikhailovsky Theater (formerly the Maly Opera Theater). Gaft's philosophy and artistry has been one of Maya’s biggest influences as a dancer, artist and person. Videography and visual effects editing is by Amalia Roy '21, and sound design is by MacKenzie Kugel.
Psych '93, by Daniel Rendon ’21, asks: Where is the line that separates the sane from the insane? Is this a solid line? Does it even exist? Welcome to the exploration of the uncomfortable. Lighting is by Henry Bassett '23 and Emma Daitz '23.
Catalyzed by the Amherst Uprising, the "Being Human in STEM" (HSTEM) course started as a partnership between students, faculty and staff interested in enhancing student experiences in STEM at Amherst College and beyond. Offered since Spring 2016, the course is an engine for student-led inquiry and action that has shaped the STEM culture at Amherst and has been adopted by over a dozen institutions. Join us to learn more about why HSTEM is a national model for inclusion in STEM and engage in small-group conversations with HSTEM founders, course alumni and faculty and staff partners. Please register to get the Zoom link.
Attention on-campus students!
Stop by the Mead to study or destress from studying with artmaking. We'll have clipboards, coloring sheets, pencils, and crayons in the museum for you to use to get creative. We'll also have temporary tattoos and postcards for you to take with you when you go.
The Mead is open until 9:30 pm on school nights, so be sure to stop by before the semester ends!
The Mead is only open for on-campus students, faculty, and staff at this time.
Please remember to wear your Amherst College ID in order to enter the museum. All visitors are required to wear masks and keep six feet apart from others inside the museum. The Mead has a limited capacity to ensure physical distancing. We cannot permit guests or visitors who do not have an Amherst College ID to enter the Mead at this time.
We hope to welcome our friends, neighbors, and out-of-town visitors back to the Mead after the COVID-19 crisis.