Icons in Sound: Music of Arvo Pärt at the Mead Art Museum March 1

February 17, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.— On Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m., faculty, students and friends of the Amherst College Department of Music will perform an all-Pärt program at the Mead Art Museum, surrounded by an exhibition of icons from the Russian Orthodox and other Eastern Christian traditions.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival Concert March 10 to Feature Saxophonist Bruce Diehl and Guitarist Adam Larrabee

February 17, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.— The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century continues at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, with a concert saxophonist Bruce Diehl and guitarist Adam Larrabee in the 17th-century Rotherwas Room of the Mead Art Museum.

Coach Billy McBride To Speak on Bellows and Boxing at Mead Art Museum Feb. 20

February 6, 2009     

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, Feb. 20, at noon, Billy McBride, assistant athletic director and director of diversity and inclusion at Amherst College, will present a 10-minute talk at the Mead Art Museum on two lithographs by George Bellows currently installed in the museum: A Stag at Sharkey’s (1917) and Dempsey and Firpo (1924).

Nektarios Antoniou to Speak on Icon Paintings at the Mead Art Museum Feb. 13

February 6, 2009     

AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., conductor and icon collector Nektarios Antoniou will deliver a presentation titled “ICONS ‘R’ US: Aesthetics of Representation and Liturgical Icons” in the William Green Study Room of the Mead Art Museum.

Evenings at the Mead Art Museum Resume Feb. 11

February 6, 2009    

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., the Mead Art Museum kicks off a semester-long series of Evenings at the Mead, a combination of art and music hosted by student docents with the participation of Amherst College’s a cappella groups.

Acclaimed Painter Will Barnet to Speak at Amherst College’s Stirn Auditorium Feb. 24

February 5, 2009     
Contact: Randall Griffey
Curator of American Art, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2142


AMHERST, Mass.—Acclaimed painter and teacher Will Barnet will discuss his work and recent gift to Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum in a free public program at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Stirn Auditorium on campus.

Free Medieval Music Concert at the Mead Art Museum on Feb. 22

Feb. 5, 2009     
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551


AMHERST, Mass.—The renowned early-music ensemble Fortune’s Wheel will present a medieval Tour de France, featuring chant, 12th-century dance songs, trouvère songs and the polyphonic high art of Machaut, Binchois and Dufay in the Mead Art Museum’s historic Rotherwas Room at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Museum Forum, an Open Discussion about Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, Slated for Feb. 4

January 28, 2009     
For Immediate Release                    

Contact:
Elizabeth Barker
Director and Chief Curator, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2295


AMHERST, Mass. — Art-loving residents of the Pioneer Valley, in addition to Amherst College faculty, students and staff, are invited to attend the second Museum Forum of the 2008-2009 academic year on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum on the college’s campus.

Mead Art Museum Receives $500,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

January 28, 2009     
                 
Elizabeth Barker
Director and Chief Curator, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2295

AMHERST, Mass.—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum a $500,000 grant, to be used over three years, to strengthen the academic role of the museum’s collections and programs.

No-Mic Open-Mic Poetry Reading at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Dec. 3

November 25, 2008     

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 9 to 11 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host the first-ever No-Mic Open-Mic Poetry Reading in the Rotherwas Room. Organized by sophomore Max Kaisler on behalf of the college’s Marsh Arts House, the event is free and open to the public.

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