Did you know the Emily Dickinson Museum hosts an Arts Night Open Mic, Reading and Pop-Up Art Exhibition on the first Thursday night of the month? Now you do! Visit this Thursday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy a pop-up display of poem books, a step performance and readings, followed by an open mic. The event is part of the Town of Amherst’s Arts Night Plus, and is free and open to all.
Also on Thursday, May 3, celebrate the opening of “You Can't Read this Book!” at 6 p.m. in Frost Library. The exhibition is curated by students in the “Books That Bind” course, and includes books and related objects that have been hidden, banned, lost or never-opened.
Stop by the Studio Senior Honors Exhibition in the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall through May 18 to see paintings, sculpture and video works by studio art seniors Young-Ji Cho ’18, Miriam De La Riva Ovalle ’18, Cami Dominguez ’18 and An Hoang ’18.
Learn about the five mass extinctions that have ravaged planet Earth and the theories on how they were caused in On Today’s Horizon: Mass Extinction. Curated by Antonella Dominguez ’18, the exhibition provides a context for mass extinctions of the past, present and future, and remains on view through Commencement on May 20.
Also on view this month:
- Illuminate by Amanda Tobin ’17 invites viewers to ponder light, darkness, beauty, hope and wonder via narratives of color, material and form. It remains on view in the Frost Library Mezzanine and Beyond Words galleries through May 31.
- Constructing A New World: The Soviet Experiment, 1920s-30s features works by a wide range of Russian artists inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution. It remains on view in the Russian Center Art Gallery, located in the Amherst Center for Russian Culture on the 2nd floor of Webster Hall, through June 23.
- HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland presents interpretations of the house in various mediums by international artists. It remains on view at the Mead through July 1. Tour the exhibition with Mead Director & Chief Curator David E. Little on Saturday, May 26, at 10:15 a.m.
- Fragmented Identities: The Gendered Roles of Women in Art Through the Ages showcases works that examine the ways in which women have been depicted or represented themselves across media, centuries, and the globe. It remains on view at the Mead through July 1. Tour the exhibition with Curator of American Art Vanja Malloy on Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m.
- New Publics: Art for a Modern India, 1960s–90s, presents drawings, paintings and sculpture that complicate the recent history of art from India. It remains on view at the Mead through July 1.