Daily Hampshire Gazette: Valley museums offer broad spectrum of art works

In this article (registration required) about the Mead Art Museum, Curator Elizabeth Barker discussed the organization’s collection and masterpieces.

A small, wood-paneled room in the corner of the Mead Art Museum has welcomed both King James and Robert Frost. Commissioned in the early 1600s by English knight Sir Roger Bodenham, finished in 1611, dismantled in 1731 and shipped to a Fifth Avenue showroom in 1913, the Rotherwas Room found its way into the hands of Herbert Lee Pratt, Class of 1895. Pratt bequeathed the room to Amherst College in 1944, and the Mead Art Museum was designed and built to accommodate it.

New Mead Director

Lizzie Barker
To Elizabeth “Lizzie” Barker, the new director of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst, nothing compares to seeing a piece of art unframed. 
By Emily Gold Boutilier 

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Presents “Portrait of a Young Man Trying to Draw” April 27

Submitted by Holly R. Saltrelli
April 24, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum to Debut New Podcasts at Spring Into Art Party April 30

Submitted by Holly R. Saltrelli
April 24, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Cycladic Figurine

Submitted by Sara W. Upton
Cycladic Figure, 2700 BC 23 1/4 x 5 1/3 x 2 3/4 in. Mead Art Museum

Amherst College, Mead Art Museum, to Mark the Fifth Anniversary of the Looting of the Iraq Museum, April 10

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
April 8, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Presents New Exhibition of Russian Art

Submitted by Holly R. Saltrelli
March 13, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Presents “The Chuck Close Assembly Line” March 9

Submitted by Holly R. Saltrelli
March 6, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum to Offer Free Lunchtime Gallery Talks

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
February 6, 2008 Contact: Karen Cardinal Mead Art Museum 413/542-2551

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