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A Shared Cigarette: Siblings Secret Goodbye During World War Two

1 hour 37 min ago

Victor Gilinsky, son of Medem Sanitorium co-founder, recounts being hunted by the Soviets as well as the Nazis because of their Bundist political affiliation. He describes his family's creative methods of communication while fleeing, with the help of Chiune Sugihara.

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A Japanese Diplomat Saved My Family During WWII

1 hour 38 min ago

Victor Gilinsky, son of Medem Sanitorium co-founder Shloyme Gilinski, retells the story of how his family hid out in Lithuania after they fled Poland before getting a travel visa with the help of Japanese Consul Chiune-Sempo Sugihara, one of the Righteous Among the Nations who issued transit visas to Jewish refugees so they could escape to Japan.

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Faculty Conversation: Urban Experience in Contemporary East Asia

SCMA Exhibition Events - Monday, 7/27/2015, at 1:01 PM

Join us for this interdisciplinary conversation in the exhibition Dislocation/Urban Experience: Contemporary Photographs from East Asia moderated by exhibition curator Sam Morse, Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell.Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and Civilizations, Amherst College.

Guerrilla Girls- Public Talk

SCMA Exhibition Events - Friday, 5/29/2015, at 1:55 PM

This program is presented by SCMA, in collaboration with the Smith student organization, Feminists of Smith, and is part of the related programming for the exhibition: Women’s Work: Feminist Art from the Collection on view September 11, 2015–January 3, 2016.

For over 30 years, the Guerilla Girls have been using images, facts, and humor to expose discrimination and corruption in art, politics and pop culture. In a live performance, two "Girls" will share the story of this influential group's activism and creative process.

Free and open to all - No reservations required.

PLEASE BE SEATED: Members' reserved seating available. Reserve by October 26: or 413.585.2777


The Fine Arts Center - Wednesday, 4/29/2015, at 12:00 AM
Thursday, April 30 at 8pm in the Bezanson Recital Hall General Admission: $12; Students: $7  “Violinist-composer Jason Kao Hwang, has brought a vast array of sonic wonders to his latest genre-straddling work, Burning Bridge,” writes The Washington Post. “Hwang has … Continue reading

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

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 - 7/3-7/4 - 11/25 & 11/26 - 12/24 & 12/25)