Mead Art Museum to Webstream Performance by Artist Abby Donovan from Europe to Campus Dec. 19

December 16, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—On Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. in AmherstCollege’s KeefeCampusCenter atrium and at 4 p.m. in the school’s Alumni Gymnasium, the Mead Art Museum will Webstream Attempting Necromancy with Wm. Blake, a groundbreaking performance by the artist Abby Donovan that will take place in the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands and broadcast around the world.


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

November 25, 2009
Contact: Bettina Jungen
Curator of Russian Art

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.”


Curatorial Fellow to Speak on the Influence of Darwin on the Art of Degas at Mead Art Museum Dec. 3

November 23, 2009   
Contact: Katrina Greene
Andrew W. Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m. at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, Katrina Greene, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow, will present a short talk on a print by Edgar Degas that was inspired by the work of Charles Darwin.


Two Museums, Library at Amherst College Unveil Darwin Displays

November 20, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.—Charles Darwin and the publication of his revolutionary book On the Origin of Species 150years ago are being commemorated at AmherstCollege through special exhibits and displays at the Museum of Natural History, the MeadArt Museum and the Frost Library.


Free Russian Music Concert at the Mead Art Museum on October 30

September 22, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst Center for Russian Culture and Amherst College Department of Music will present a concert of music by Arthur Vincent Lourié (1891-1966) in the MeadArt Museum’s Rotherwas Room on Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.


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

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.


Winners of Mead Art Museum/Fine Arts 2009 Summer Fellowships to Speak about their Experiences Sept. 29

September 17, 2009
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542 8229

AMHERST, Mass.—On Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the MeadArt Museum’s William Green Study Room, four AmherstCollege students who received the college’s competitive Mead/Fine Arts Summer Fellowships for 2009 will present brief reports on their varied and rewarding experiences working at arts organizations this summer.