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.
Mead Art Museum to Host Performance by Artist Jonathan Meese Dec. 7
Nov. 20, 2008 Contact: Caroline J. Hanna Director of Media Relations 413-542-8417
AMHERST, Mass. – On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Amherst College’s Kirby Theater, the Mead Art Museum will host DRIVE ME HOMEESE BABYBABY, TO ERZLAND (ACHTUNG), a performance by German painter and sculptor Jonathan Meese, the artist currently featured in the Mead’s special installation ALARM de ALARM (PROPAGANDA IN ALASKA): New and Recent Works by Jonathan Meese from the Collection of Adam Lindemann ’83 and Amalia Dayan.
Nooks and Crannies: Oddities of the Mead Art Museum
With less than one percent of its collection on display, the Mead Art Museum's storage rooms are filled wtih everything from the beautiful and intricate to the strange and macabre. A small sampling of little-seen works by Director and Chief Curator Elizabeth Barker shows the stranger side of the Mead Art Museum.
Lecture on Contemporary Artist Jonathan Meese Opens Mead Art Museum Exhibition Oct. 19
October 3, 2008 Contact: Karen Cardinal Accounting, Web, and Marketing Manager Mead Art Museum (413) 542-2551 firstname.lastname@example.org
AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum will sponsor a lecture titled “Ahoi de Angst: Meese, Myth and Culture” by contemporary art scholar Kim Conaty on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium on the school’s campus.
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.