Video still by Janne Höltermann, courtesy of the artist. On view in the Eli Marsh Gallery Feb. 5–March 2.
Works by Amherst students that center Asian American experiences and narratives take center stage in the exhibition Identities Unseen, organized by Ann Guo ’20. The exhibition opens Thursday, Feb. 1, with a celebratory reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Keefe Campus Center, and remains on view through Monday, March 19.
Visiting Artist Janne Höltermann presents Trajectories, an exhibition of video installations that explore how our embodied sense shapes our perception of physical environments. The exhibition opens Monday, Feb. 5, in the Eli Marsh Gallery, 105 Fayerweather Hall, and remains on view through Friday, March 2. Join Höltermann for an opening lecture and reception on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather Hall.
On Thursday, Feb. 8, the Mead Art Museum opens three new exhibitions that remain on view through Sunday, July 1.
- HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland features interpretations of the house in various mediums by international artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Cindy Sherman and Ai Weiwei.
- Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages includes works that examine the ways in which women have been depicted or represented themselves across media, centuries and the globe.
- New Publics: Art for a Modern India, 1960s–90s showcases drawings, paintings and sculpture that complicate the recent history of art from India.
Celebrate all three exhibitions during an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mead. The opening is preceded by a talk with Mead Director David E. Little and John Wieland ’58 at 5 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium.
Literary Amherst, an exhibition celebrating Amherst College’s literary past and present, opens Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Mezzanine Gallery on the second floor of Frost Library. Held in conjunction with LitFest 2018, the College’s third annual literary festival, the exhibition remains on view through Monday, March 5.
Visiting Artist-in-Residence Sonya Clark ’89 presents Unraveling, a performance exhibition in which she and other participants slowly unravel a Confederate flag, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Mead Art Museum. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Clark gives a talk about the exhibition at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium. All are invited to join Clark after the talk to contribute to the flag’s unraveling from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mead.
Finally, Constructing a New World: Soviet Russia in the 1920s–30s opens on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Russian Center Art Gallery, located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture on the second floor of Webster Hall. Organized by Alla Rosenfeld, curator of Russian and European art at the Mead, the exhibition remains on view through Friday, June 1.