Finding Inspiration: Studio Art Majors Share the Stories Behind Works on View

May 4, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Darrow and Brathwaite in the studio Darrow and Brathwaite in the art studio they share with Blackmore and Rothkopf in Fayerweather Hall

After a year spent sharing an art studio on the bottom floor of Fayerweather Hall, Natasha Blackmore, Shannon Brathwaite, María Darrow and Emma Rothkopf are slowly beginning to pack and clear the space for next year’s studio art seniors.


Visiting Artist Sheila Pepe Creates Social Sculpture in Eli Marsh Gallery


February 17, 2015
By Rachel Rogol

Sheila Pepe installation Sheila Pepe: From Space to Place, Eli Marsh Gallery, 2015.

“Please don't touch the artwork” is not something you’ll hear when visiting the newest installation in Amherst’s Eli Marsh Gallery.

World-renowned contemporary artist Sheila Pepe—best known for her large-scale and site-specific works of knitting and crocheting—has created a remarkable installation that combines her hand-crocheted materials with artworks by Amherst faculty. The result is an intimate setting that welcomes visitors inside… to sit, to contemplate and, most interestingly, to participate.


Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum and Art Department to Honor Michael Mazur ’57 During Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23 to 25

October 15, 2009
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, MeadArt Museum

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum and Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College will jointly honor the admired painter and printmaker Michael Mazur, Amherst Class of 1957, with multiple events that will take place during the college’s Homecoming weekend from Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25.


Emily Dickinson Museum and Emily Dickinson International Society Present Exhibition by Artist Alberto Mancini

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

July 15, 2008     
Donna M. Abelli
Development and Marketing Manager 

AMHERST, Mass.— I’ll tell you how the Sun rose, an exhibition by Italian artist Alberto Mancini, will be on view at the Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College from Sunday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Aug. 10. The exhibit, sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum, includes 29 paintings inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and is on view in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS). The Society will hold its annual meeting in Amherst this year on the weekend of Aug. 1.

Student Art at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Beginning May 9

May 3, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, May 9, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will begin the presentation of three exhibitions of work that reflects the artistic and scholarly efforts of five students from Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts. These exhibitions, sponsored by the Associates of Fine Arts at Amherst, are free and open to the public. The first exhibition (May 9 through May 26) features the thesis work of two seniors, Emily Lobsenz and Nathaniel Robinson.

Artist in Residence Wendy Ewald to Exhibit Work in Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College Jan. 30 - Feb. 19

January 19, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Wendy Ewald, internationally recognized photographer and artist in residence at Amherst College, will present an exhibition of her work in the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College from Monday, Jan. 30 until Sunday, Feb. 19. Ewald will give a lecture on her work in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6. Ewald’s lecture is free and open to the public.