Randall R. Griffey Wins Award for Excellence from Association of Art Museum Curators

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) recently announced its 2011 Awards for Excellence in museum catalogues, articles and exhibitions—“the only awards where curators honor their fellow curators.” AAMC members chose an essay by Randall R. Griffey, the Mead Art Museum’s curator of American art, to receive the award for Outstanding Catalogue Essay.

History Comes Alive in New Collaboration Between Mead Art Museum of Amherst College and American Antiquarian Society

November 11, 2010
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum of Amherst College has announced an exciting collections-sharing initiative with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Mass., one of the nation’s premier collections of American historical documents.

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College to Host “What’s Cooking at the Mead?” Gallery Talk Series

September 1, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542-8229

AMHERST, Mass.—Starting Sunday, Sept. 12, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host “What’s Cooking at the Mead,” a series of six gallery talks featuring museum curators and educators in dialogue with local restaurateurs about the themes of food and dining in art.

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College to Host the Get Smart with Art! Open House April 10

March 4, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542 8229

AMHERST, Mass.—On Saturday, April 10, from noon to 4 p.m., the MeadArt Museum at AmherstCollege will host a museum-wide open house showcasing its current exhibitions and latest projects at an event titled Get Smart with Art! The fun-filled afternoon of activities for all ages is free and open to the public.

Mead Art Museum to Host a Public Conversation with Scholar, Curator and Collector William H. Gerdts March 4

January 27, 2010
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum at AmherstCollege will welcome back to campus William H. Gerdts, an eminent historian of American art and one of the college’s most distinguished alumni in the arts, in a free public program on Thursday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium.

Mead Curator Reveals Painting in Museum’s Collection as Allegory Against ‘Slave Power’ on Oct. 1

September 21, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, MeadArt Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.– Randall Griffey, curator of American Art at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, has found much more than meets the eye in William Rimmer’s Massacre of the Innocents (ca. 1858), a key painting in the Mead’s collection and currently on view in the museum.