Exhibition Openings & Gallery Talks
Tatiana Potts, Details from Tajtania, 2016.
The Russian Center Art Gallery opens a new exhibition on Thursday, March 1: Constructing a New World: The Soviet Experiment, 1920s–30s. The works on view feature a wide range of Russian artists who responded to events related to the 1917 Russian Revolution. Also included are selected rare books and journals from the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, and works from Hampshire College, the Merrill C. Berman Collection and the Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through June 23.
Literary Amherst, an exhibition highlighting Amherst’s literary past and present and celebrating its role as a premier writing college, is on view in the Frost Library Mezzanine Gallery through March 5. The exhibit features faculty and alumni authors; The Common, an award-winning literary magazine; LitFest, the College’s annual literary festival; the College’s connections to beloved poet Emily Dickinson and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.; and collections of literary works in College Archives and Special Collections. The following day, Tuesday, March 6, Amanda Tobin ’17: Illuminate opens in the Mezzanine Gallery and Beyond Words Gallery in Frost Library. The exhibition features abstract paintings by the young alum.
Printmaker and paper sculptor Tatiana Potts worked with Five College students during Interterm to create the second installation of Hall Walls, an ephemeral mural in the Mead Art Museum. On Tuesday, March 6, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Potts presents a workshop for participants to learn more about the paper sculptures that make up the mural. The following day, Wednesday, March 7, students are invited to join Potts for lunch in the Center for International Student Engagement at noon. Then Potts will give a talk, “Constructing Worlds,” at 5 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, followed by a reception at 6 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day and the exhibition Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages, curator Alla Rosenfeld will give a gallery talk on Thursday, March 8, at noon in the Mead Art Museum. In conjunction with the exhibition HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland, Mead Director David E. Little will give a gallery talk on Wednesday, March 21, at 5 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum.
Visiting Artist-in-Residence Sonya Clark ’89 will present an exhibition in the Eli Marsh Gallery from Monday, March 19, through Friday, April 13. Clark will give a lecture about the exhibition on Wednesday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. in 115 Fayerweather Hall, followed by a reception.