Temporary Installation at the Mead Art Museum Nov. 4 to 14 to Feature Famous Feejee Mermaid

November 4, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—From Thursday, Nov. 4 thru Sunday, Nov. 14, the Mead Art Museum will present a temporary exhibition featuring the very same Feejee Mermaid that debuted on Nov. 2 on the Travel Channel’s new series, Mysteries at the Museum.

Art History Professor Natasha Staller to Discuss Goya and The Spanish Monster at the Mead Art Museum Dec. 9

November 4, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m., Natasha Staller, professor of the history of art, will give a gallery talk at the Mead Art Museum related to the exhibition Goya: Prints of Darkness.

Prof Rick López to Discuss the Crafting of Mexico’s National Identity at the Mead Art Museum Nov. 17

November 2, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— On Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m., Rick López, associate professor of history and chair of the Mexican Studies Committee of the Conference of Latin American Studies at Amherst College, will discuss his newly released book, Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans, and the State After the Revolution at the school’s Mead Art Museum. A book signing and reception will follow.

Museums 10’s Table for 10 Initiative

The Museums 10 collaboration—to which the Emily Dickinson, Mead Art and Natural History museums belong—has been generating buzz for its Table for 10 programming this year.

Evening Meditation Sessions to Resume at the Mead Art Museum on Nov. 10

October 26, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs

AMHERST, Mass.—For the second year, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will hold a series of evening meditation sessions, free and open to the public, in the museum’s galleries at 7:30 p.m. on the Wednesday evenings of Nov. 10 and Dec. 8, 2010, and Jan. 26, Feb. 16 and March 9, 2011.

Mead/Fine Arts Summer Fellows in History of Art and the Practice of Art to Make Presentations Nov. 18

October 26, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Mead Art Museum, together with Amherst College’s Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Art and the History of Art, will present the four 2010 recipients of the Summer Fellowship in History of Art and the Practice of Art: Julia Massey ’12,  Laila Milevski ’11, Zoe Pagonis ’11 and Angela Pratt ’11.

Amherst Map Publisher to Discuss Mead Art Museum’s New “Turned Upside Down” World Map on Dec. 5

October 14, 2010
Contact: Katrina Greene
Andrew W. Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow

AMHERST, Mass.—On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m., Bob Abramms, founder of Amherst-based map publishing company ODT, Inc., will give a presentation about the history and politics of maps in the Mead Art Museum’s William Green Study Room.

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

October 18, 2010
Contact: Bettina Jungen

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 Panoramics

The nine  photos that make up this panoramic image represent the renovated galleries of the Mead Art Museum. Using the navigation bar at the bottom of the image, you can zoom in to view individual pieces.

Friederike Plafki's SOLO and TRIO Dances to Be Performed at the Mead Art Museum Oct. 5

September 29, 2010
Heidi Gilpin, Associate Professor of German

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host SOLO and TRIO dance performances choreographed by the award-winning, Berlin-based Friederike Plafki.