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Benjamin Harshav Remembers Collecting Folklore in the Markets of 1930s Vilna

Friday, 4/24/2015, at 3:05 PM

From our Wexler Oral History Project: a story from Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav, z"l, professor emeritus at Yale University, who passed away this week

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How Our Vilna School Assignments were Accidentally Saved Through WWII by the Nazis

Friday, 4/24/2015, at 10:31 AM

Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav, z"l - professor emeritus at Yale University - tells how he realized that the Germans gathered books from the school where his mother taught because a story he wrote at age seven wound up in the collection.

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Fab Faux

The Fine Arts Center - Friday, 4/24/2015, at 12:00 AM
With the Hogshead Horns and Creme Tangerine StringsSaturday, April 25, 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall Performing “Abbey Road” and more! $60, $55, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $20, $15, $10$75 non-disounted ticket includes premium seating and Meet … Continue reading


The Fine Arts Center - Wednesday, 4/15/2015, at 12:00 AM
Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall $42, $38, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10 Stephen Petronio’s Locomotor / Non Locomotor is an evening-length, full-company work in two parts featuring an original score by electronic … Continue reading

Reunion Gallery Talk—Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade

SCMA Exhibition Events - Friday, 3/13/2015, at 10:37 AM

With Linda Muehlig, organizer of the exhibition and associate director for curatorial affairs

This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the work of German artist Mary Bauermeister (born 1934) during the decade she lived and worked in the United States from 1962 to 1972. Inspired by five works in SCMA's collection, and featuring loans from private and public east coast collections, the show highlights Bauermeister's signature optical lens boxes, assemblages, stone reliefs, drawings, and other works.

MEMBERS' EXTRAS: Art Insights 2015

SCMA Exhibition Events - Friday, 3/13/2015, at 10:36 AM

Drawing to Look Closely 
Sharpening our Looking Skills through Drawing

SCMA Members are invited to join Emma Cantrell, Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education, for a one-hour introduction to drawing art on view in the special exhibition Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade. Emma will offer sketching exercises and facilitate a discussion designed to encourage careful looking and deeper exploration of the art through drawing. Program open to all levels. No prior experience necessary. Pencils and paper will be provided.

Meet in the lobby of the Museum.

Members: $5 | Student Members: FREE

RSVP by April 22: or 413.585.2777.

Amherst College: Beneski Museum of Natural History - Tuesday, 10/19/2010, at 12:00 AM


Open Tue - Fri 11-4 & Sat - Sun 10-5

Beneski Museum of Natural History
11 Barrett Hill Road
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2165  

Tekla Harms, Director and Professor of Geology

Alfred Venne, Museum Education Curator (

Kate Wellspring, Collections Curator

Museum Director and Professor of Geology, Tekla Harms, speaks about Edward Hitchcock and introduces Kevin Baines '76 who then discusses dinosaur extinction.

 (Holiday Closures 1/1 - 7/4 - 11/25 & 11/26 - 12/24-12/26)