Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum Launches Project to Conserve Rare Tibetan Art Pieces

January 8, 2010                                 

AMHERST, Mass.—The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College has embarked on an ambitious project to conserve six Tibetan tangkas, or cloth paintings of Buddhist deities mounted on silk scrolls.

Reinventing Tokyo: Ambitious Exhibition at Amherst’s Mead Art Museum Chronicles Tokyo’s Many Transformations

Submitted on Tuesday, 10/9/2012, at 5:04 PM

October 4, 2012

By Peter Rooney

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Night in Shinjuku (Shinjuku yakei), from the series Fifteen Scenes of Last Tokyo in Original Woodcut (Tokyo kaiko zue), by Maekawa Senpan (1888–1960), is one of the images featured in the Mead Art Museum's exhibition Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination.

AMHERST, Mass.—Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, on view through December, is the most ambitious exhibition in the history of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. It is the first exhibition in the United States, and perhaps the Western Hemisphere, to artistically examine Tokyo and its various transformations—by fire in the 19th century, the catastrophic earthquake of 1923, the firebombing in World War II and modern industrialization and development—over the past 145 years.

Showstopper

Sports, Illustrated

Sports and American Art from Benjamin West to Andy Warhol, by Allen Guttmann, the Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies (University of Massachusetts Press)

Reviewed by Elizabeth E. Barker

Art and Science Meet in Landmark Orra White Hitchcock Exhibition at Mead Art Museum

January 4, 2011
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager, Mead Art Museum
413/542-2551

AMHERST, Mass.—Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863): An Amherst Woman of Art and Science, a special exhibition that brings to light the little-known art of one of the Connecticut River Valley’s earliest female artists, will open on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Mead Art Museum of Amherst College.

Mead/Fine Arts Summer Fellows in History of Art and the Practice of Art to Make Presentations Nov. 18

October 26, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Mead Art Museum, together with Amherst College’s Center for Community Engagement and the Department of Art and the History of Art, will present the four 2010 recipients of the Summer Fellowship in History of Art and the Practice of Art: Julia Massey ’12,  Laila Milevski ’11, Zoe Pagonis ’11 and Angela Pratt ’11.

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College to Host “What’s Cooking at the Mead?” Gallery Talk Series

September 1, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542-8229

AMHERST, Mass.—Starting Sunday, Sept. 12, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host “What’s Cooking at the Mead,” a series of six gallery talks featuring museum curators and educators in dialogue with local restaurateurs about the themes of food and dining in art.

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College to Reopen with Fresh Look July 3

June 22, 2010
Contact: Karen Cardinal
Accounting, Web and Marketing Manager
413/542 2551

AMHERST, Mass.—On Saturday, July 3, the MeadArt Museum at AmherstCollege will unveil the first in a series of new displays that promise to refresh every gallery in the museum before the start of the 2010-11 academic year.image

Have Monet, Will Travel

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College to Host the Get Smart with Art! Open House April 10

March 4, 2010
Contact: Pamela Russell
Coordinator of College Programs
413/542 8229

AMHERST, Mass.—On Saturday, April 10, from noon to 4 p.m., the MeadArt Museum at AmherstCollege will host a museum-wide open house showcasing its current exhibitions and latest projects at an event titled Get Smart with Art! The fun-filled afternoon of activities for all ages is free and open to the public.

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