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;
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:

History of Art Concentration

Practice of Art Concentration


Department of Art and the History of Art

Professors Abiodun, Clark†, Courtright, Keller*, Kimball (Chair), Morse, Staller‡, R. Sweeney, and Upton‡; Senior Resident Artists Garand and Gloman†; Assistant Professor Levine; Visiting Artists-in-Residence Ewald (fall) and Lieb (spring); Visiting Professor Lee (spring); Five College Visiting Associate Professor Falk (spring); Keiter Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Rice; Visiting Lecturers Culhane, Lieberman (spring), Litchfield (fall) and Schneider (fall); STINT Fellow Holdar (fall).