Join the immigrant women leaders of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, an immigrant-led grassroots organization in NYC fighting against gentrification and defending immigrant rights nationwide, as they show a film and engage in conversation with the Amherst community about their activism and their work in organizing.
Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes that bring student interests to the fore. Come back every week for a fresh perspective on the works on view in our galleries. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates on weekly topics. All programs are free and open to the public!
Please join us for a casual Q&A-style discussion with Alex Chu, the director of award-winning film "For Izzy," to hear more about his work and how his Asian American identity has shaped his career. There will be fried chicken from Honeycrisp!
One day before this event, ASA is hosting a screening of Alex Chu's "For Izzy" on Friday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m. in the Moore second floor common room theater pit. "For Izzy" is a warm, heartfelt film about blending families, featuring powerhouse performances from its all-Asian cast. Beloved late actress Elizabeth Sung plays Anna, a successful business-woman and single mother struggling with a strained relationship with her 20-something queer daughter Dede (Michelle Ang). Her widower neighbor Peter (Jim Lau) is the caretaker of his millennial daughter Laura (Jennifer Soo) who is on the Autism spectrum. When Laura and Dede form an unlikely friendship they each bond with the other’s parent, ultimately bringing Peter and Anna together to find an unexpected later-in-life romance. "For Izzy" has won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
A safe space for five-college students who identify along either the asexual or aromantic spectrum, or who are questioning, to share and celebrate their identities. This week’s discussion will focus on the inclusion of ace/aro identities within the LGBT+ community.
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AC After Dark Films Presents - Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse! This film will be played multiple times over the course of the weekend, so don't miss out on a chance to see it for free! Showtimes include:
7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13
10 p.m. on Saturday, April 13
2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14
The Department of Theater and Dance presents an evening of two senior honors performances. I'm Fine., created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is. Starring: Leah Folpe, Brandon Medina, Samuel Melcher and Chloe Wohlgemuth.
Ha, created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, Ha explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad. Starring: Bridget Carmichael, Michael Gibson, Benin Gardener, Matthew Holliday, Genevieve Lucas-Narcisse, Andres Niño, Rachel Marchica, Kiara Mickens, Rebecca Schrader, and Leah Woodbridge.
Set Design by Maia Doerner, Costume Design by Lorelei Diets, Lighting Design by Sophina Flores, Sound Design by Micha Starr, Music Design by Alistair Edwards, MacKenzie Kugel and Cristóbal Silva.
Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended: (413) 542-2277.
Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.
You don't want to miss out!
On the heels of Red Eye Black Tie come join us for...
~~SPRING FORMAL 2019~~
Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Location: Mead Art Museum
Live jazz music, tasty hors d'oeuvres, and photo booth fun
Come out and make some memories!