Taking the Art World by Storm

By Katherine Duke '05

I’m in a gallery of the Mead Art Museum, examining three sculptures. Each one is a sort of woven basket, oddly shaped and adorned with beads and loops of wire in various bright colors. The small plaque beneath each creation lists the artist’s media as “Wood, reed and data.”

Data? How does one make a sculpture out of data?

Docents Enlightening the World

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke

“You see these little rolls of fat?” Jessica Ball ’09 points to the plump figures in an oil painting on the wall. “That’s Rubens!”

An Advisory Guide

Submitted by Joel M. Upton

Intellectual Interests, Teaching, Writing

Intellectual Interests:

Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Jan. 23 to Aug. 26

December 7, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Contemporary Women Artists at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

May 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum celebrates 25 years of coeducation at Amherst College with The Belles of Amherst: Contemporary Women Artists in the Collections of the Mead Art Museum and University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst. There will be an opening reception at the Mead on Friday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m.; the exhibition will remain on view in the Fairchild Gallery from May 31 until Sept. 8.

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.

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.

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