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.

Mead Art Museum Receives $148,000 Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to Fund Collection Digitization Project

Submitted on Monday, 8/15/2011, at 4:38 PM
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Photographer David Dashiell arranges a print for digitization at the Mead Art Museum.

AMHERST, Mass. — The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has received a $148,256 Museums for America Program Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create digital images of more than 10,000 objects in its collection, including prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, furniture, ceramics and silver.

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Free Lectures at the Mead Art Museum Feb. 10 to Address the Spiritual Concepts and Scientific Conservation of Russian Icons

January 18, 2010
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Thomas P. Whitney ’37 Curator of Russian Art
bjungen@amherst.edu

AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum’s William Green Study Room, Yury Bobrov, head of the Painting and Icon Conservation Department at the Repin Art Institute in St. Petersburg, will offer two hour-long lectures about Russian icons.

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Psychology Today: Meditation and Art

Physics professor Arthur Zajonc blogged about a program sponsored by the Mead Art Museum that encourages the practice of contemplative engagement with paintings. “Contemplative beholding of art - indeed of anything - can lead to the animation of whatever is before us,” he wrote. “New eyes, ‘the right eyes,’ suddenly open, waking us up, and consequently awakening everything around us.”

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Francesca Zambello, Artistic and General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival, to Speak at Amherst College Dec. 12

November  30, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. – On Sunday, Dec. 12, at noon in Stirn Auditorium, the Amherst College Department of Music, the Mead Art Museum and the Center for Community Engagement will present Francesca Zambello, artistic and general director of The Glimmerglass Festival.

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