Encounter the Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism

March 26, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Russian Center Art Gallery
Some of the most influential Russian avant-garde artists of the early 20th century—Kandinsky, Rodchenko and Gabo, to name a few—are celebrated in a new exhibition at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture.

On view through June 26, КИНЕТИЧЕСКИЕ РИТМЫ: The Dynamic Spirit of Russian Modernism brings together works from the Mead Art Museum’s Thomas P. Whitney ’37 Collection of Russian Art and exemplifies the ways in which artists were able to break free from the prevalent realistic canon in the first three decades of the 20th century.

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Art synthesis: Curator fosters creative collaboration at the Mead

Bettina Jungen, Thomas P. Whitney, Class of 1937, Curator of Russian Art at the Mead Art Museum, was the subject of a lengthy article (subscription required) in the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper.

Moments of Grace: Ballet Meets Art at the Mead Art Museum Dec. 2 and 4

October 18, 2010
Contact: Bettina Jungen
bjungen@amherst.edu

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., the Mead Art Museum will again serve as the venue for an experience synthesizing the arts.

Mead Art Museum Opens Exhibition of Unofficial Russian Art of the 1960s and ’70s

September 24, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Mead Art Museum opened a new exhibition, Beyond Ideology: Russian Art of the 1960s and 1970s from the Collection of Thomas P. Whitney, Class of 1937.

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.

Moments of Grace: Ballet Meets Art at the Mead May 30

May 3, 2010  
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Curator of Russian Art
bjungen@amherst.edu
413-542-8561

AMHERST, Mass.—On Sunday, May 30, at 2 p.m., the MeadArt Museum will host performances of four dance pieces by students of the East Street Ballet in Hadley.

Mead Art Museum Curator to Discuss American and European Art from the Mead’s Collection April 27

April 21, 2010
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Curator of Russian Art
413/542 8561

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Bettina Jungen, Thomas P. Whitney ’37 Curator of Russian Art, will present a talk on an exhibition at the Mead titled “The Magic of Signs: American and European Art of the 1950s and ’60s from the Collection of Richard S. Zeisler ’37.” 

American and European Art of the 1950s and 60s from the Collection of Richard Zeisler ’37 on Display at the Mead Art Museum

March 26, 2010
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, March 26, AmherstCollege’s MeadArt Museum will open an installation of works on paper, paintings and sculptures of the 1950s and 60s donated and bequeathed from the collection of Richard S. Zeisler, a member of the college’s Class of 1937.

Curator to Give Talk on Russian Costume Design at Mead Art Museum Dec. 10

November 25, 2009
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Curator of Russian Art
413/542-8561

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, December 10, at 4.30 p.m. at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, Bettina Jungen, the Thomas P. Whitney Class of 1937 Curator of Russian Art, will present a talk on the Mead’s current exhibition titled “The Silver Age Endured: Russian Costume Design at the Mead Art Museum.”