Art Student Bans Coffee At Amherst College To Highlight “War on Drugs”

May 9, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Andrew Epstein, a senior art major at Amherst College, convinced the college administration and dining hall to "ban" the sale and distribution of coffee at Amherst College, as part of a performance piece created to encourage thinking about the war on drugs. Epstein will discuss his work with the public in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

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Catherine G. Pfaffenroth To Study Art History in Austria on Fulbright Grant

April 23, 2001 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Catherine G. Pfaffenroth, a graduating senior at Amherst College, has been awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship for postgraduate study overseas. Pfaffenroth, daughter of Peter and Sara Pfaffenroth of Chester, N.J., will study the shifting boundaries between “fine art” and “crafts” in Vienna around 1900.

Fossil Art on Display at Pratt Museum - Jan. 19 to Apr. 1

January 9, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Art and science meet in the exhibit of Fossil Art, which opens on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Pratt Museum of Natural History at Amherst College, where it will be on display until April 1. The Pratt Museum is open to the public at no charge, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Filmmaker Maclean Brings “Jesus’ Son” to Amherst

March 16, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Director Alison Maclean will screen her 1999 film “Jesus’ Son” and a 1989 short film “The Kitchen Sink” on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. Maclean will speak and take questions from the audience after the films. The event is free and open to the public.

Abiodun Addresses Cross-Cultural Translation in New African Art Book

February 12, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— In his preface to the groundbreaking and recently released A History of Art in Africa ($85, 544 pp., Prentice-Hall/Abrams, New York 2001), Professor Rowland Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of Fine Arts and Black Studies at Amherst College, argues that the field of African art studies has been vexed by the problem of cross-cultural translation.