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.

U of Michigan Historian to Discuss Re-Enslavement and the Haitian Revolution at Amherst College Oct. 4

Submitted on Thursday, 9/27/2012, at 10:27 AM

September 27, 2012                                      

AMHERST, Mass. – Rebecca J. Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, will deliver Amherst College’s annual Hugh Hawkins lecture, titled “’She Had Always Enjoyed Her Freedom’: Re-Enslavement and the Law in the Era of the Haitian Revolution,” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

War Crimes Expert Predrag Dojcinovic to Speak at Amherst College April 10

Submitted on Monday, 4/2/2012, at 11:55 AM

April 2, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—War crimes expert Predrag Dojcinovic, of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), will discuss “History and Politics in Evidence: The Shifting Status of Grand Narratives in War Crimes Trials and the International Law” at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Australian National University Philosopher to Discuss “Blaise and Bayes” at Amherst College March 29

Submitted on Thursday, 3/22/2012, at 12:01 PM

March 22, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—Alan Hájek, a philosophy professor at Australian National University (ANU), will discuss “Blaise and Bayes” in a talk at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the final event in the 2011–2012 Forry and Micken Lecture Series.

Acclaimed Foreign Policy Commentator/Journalist Mark Danner to Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30

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November 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—Mark Danner, an acclaimed commentator on politics and foreign policy, will speak on “Terror, Torture, Obama and Us: Trapped in a Forever War?” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Students Present Documentary Musical Ethnographies of Pioneer Valley Soundscapes on Dec. 10

November 17, 2009
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—Students in the Pioneer Valley Soundscapes course taught by AmherstCollege music professor Jeffers Engelhardt will present their documentary musical ethnographies on Thursday, December 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather Hall.

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.

Sculptor Francis Cape To Discuss His Art at Amherst College April 29

April 9, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Francis Cape, sculptor and artist-residence at Amherst College, will give a talk called “Making Art in Fast Forward: From 1402 to 2002 in 27 ½ Years.” on Monday, April 29 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 115 in Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College. His talk will be free and open to the public.