About the Department

Contact Information

Department of Art and the History of Art
107 Fayerweather Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Department Office: 107 Fayerweather Hall

Department Coordinator: Louise M. Beckett; finearts@amherst.edu
Phone: 413-542-2365
Fax: 413-542-7917

See also:

Fine Arts Resources

Amherst College is located approximately 90 miles from Boston and 170 miles from New York City. Some of the finest museums and galleries in the country are therefore accessible to our students. Closer to home are the museums and galleries of the five colleges:

My Life: Natasha Staller, Professor of the History of Art

My Life: Joel Upton, Professor of Art and the History of Art

Connection and contradiction
Professor Joel Upton
Interview by Ania Wieckowski ’03 

Art Historian Jean Sorabella To Speak on “The Barberini Faun” at Amherst College Dec. 5

November 22, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Jean Sorabella, professor of art and art history at Adelphi University, will give a lecture titled “The Barberini Faun and Hellenistic Royal Fantasy” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the classics department at Amherst College, this talk and a reception to follow are free and open to the public.

Major Requirements

There are two concentrations within the department of Art and the History of Art: 

Department of Art & the History of Art

Fayerweather Hall 1

Fayerweather Hall, home of the Department of Art and the
History of Art, Amherst College