Mead Art Museum

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The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures. Eight galleries feature regularly changing installations and special exhibitions spanning a wide range of historical periods, national schools, and artistic media. Visit the Mead's website: http://www.amherst.edu/mead Visit the Mead's blog: http://meadmusings.wordpress.com

I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102
05/17/2019
I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102

I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102

Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards.

“Juxtaposing art and science isn’t so much about making either field more palatable to non-majors as it is about enr...
05/14/2019
Chemistry in the Art Studio

“Juxtaposing art and science isn’t so much about making either field more palatable to non-majors as it is about enriching the studies of both, the chemistry professor said.”

Juxtaposing art and science isn’t so much about making either field more palatable to non-majors as it about enriching the studies of both, the chemistry professor said.

Have you checked out the blog for Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein? Click the link below for a behind the...
05/09/2019
Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein | Inside Dimensionism Blog | Amherst College

Have you checked out the blog for Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein? Click the link below for a behind the sciences look at the Mead's latest exhibition. You'll find posts from curators, students, scholars, and more!

https://www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/exhibitions/2019/Dimensionism/blog-pages

Welcome to the blog for Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein Vanja Malloy, Curator of American Art, Mead Art Museum During the Mead’s presentation of Dimensionism, this site will feature weekly postings that examine different facets of the exhibition. Topics will include the design of t...

Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic house museum based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn that works to preserve one of the...
05/07/2019
Save Weeksville & Save Brooklyn's Black History

Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic house museum based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn that works to preserve one of the largest free black communities dating back to before the Civil War. Weeksville Heritage center does phenomenal work in arts, cultural, education, and historical preservation to ensure that this important part of black history resonates with contemporary audiences.

Please consider supporting Weeksville Heritage Center so that they can remain open and keep doing their important work! Click the link below to learn more!

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/save-weeksville2019?fbclid=IwAR3PLoS6DQWn5EG2R9knzr2uMOoqx9VY7HTsacVZzkShAdIEzE7DIYNKmXM

Weeksville Heritage Center needs you, and we need you now. What We Do We are a unique historic house museum located in Crown Heights and our work preserves the history of one of the largest free black communities in pre-Civil War America. For 50 years, we ...

05/03/2019

Come to the Mead tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, for N+1 Community Day: May the Fourth Be With You!

Join us to explore new dimensions!

Turn a poem into an image.

Make a sculpture that moves like the universe.

Visualize the force in a galaxy far, far away.

Learn the story of you through your personalized astrological chart.

Explore sound art with live demos in the galleries.

Orient yourself with art work by 5th and 6th graders from Wildwood Elementary.

1-3pm

Free and open to all! Activities designed for ages 8+

For accessibility questions or concerns, call 413-542-5123.

“One of the central questions these artists were asking is ‘What is reality?’ ” Malloy said as she led a recent ...
04/27/2019
Art and the Theory of Relativity: new exhibit examines influence of science on modern art

“One of the central questions these artists were asking is ‘What is reality?’ ” Malloy said as she led a recent tour of the exhibit. “They were looking for ways to capture these new concepts and understandings … using symbolic art.”

Some of the most interesting examples of that in the Mead show are by Calder and by Isamu Noguchi, a Japanese-American sculptor and landscape architect. Noguchi’s pieces, including “Bucky,” a wood and wire sculpture, and the star-shaped, papier-mâché “E=mc2,” offer both a humorous and diverse take on science’s influence on art.

Have you seen the Mead's latest exhibition, Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein yet? Check-out the review below and be sure to stop by our galleries to explore this exciting new exhibition!

https://www.gazettenet.com/When-art-met-science--Dimensionism-exhibit-at-Mead-Art-Museum-looks-at-how-modern-art-was-influenced-by-science-24920367

The early years of the 20th century witnessed a wave of new forms of artistic expression that all seemed to end in “ism,” such as Cubism, Surrealism, Futurism and the all-encompassing Modernism. All were basically founded on the premise that art...

04/25/2019

Dimensions: a Gender-creative Fashion Show and Clothing Swap takes place TONIGHT!

The Mead is thrilled partner with Amherst College Queer Resource Center on this program to round off their Amherst College's Pride Week celebrations. Join us TODAY, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7pm for a gender-affirming and body positive fashion show under the tent outside the Mead. There will be a runway, music, refreshments, and of course, an atmosphere of love, creativity, and PRIDE. All genders and bodies are invited and encouraged to participate in this event!

Free and open to everyone!

Dimensions: a Gender-creative Fashion Show and Clothing Swap takes place TOMORROW, Thursday, April 25, 2019! All bodies ...
04/24/2019
Dimensions Clothing Swap and Fashion Show Registration

Dimensions: a Gender-creative Fashion Show and Clothing Swap takes place TOMORROW, Thursday, April 25, 2019! All bodies and genders to participate in a clothing swap at the Mead and then model your new look on our runway. If strutting the runway isn't for you, join us in the audience to cheer on friends and colleagues be inspired by non-binary and gender creative fashion!

Dimensions is a gender-creative clothing swap and fashion show hosted by the Queer Resource Center and the Mead Art Museum. We welcome all bodies and genders to participate in this event.

4-6pm: Clothing Swap for Five College Students, Faculty & Staff in the Rotherwas Room
7-8pm: Fashion Show with refreshments under the tent outside the Mead
8-9pm: Clothing Swap open to the public

Please use the link below to sign-up to model in our fashion show - all genders, body types, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1W6XRNZlqZUWMaN5WtkM5gzfBkaCl9O-l-nRgnwFfoLQ/edit?ts=5c9a6272&fbclid=IwAR1rtYx_y2DaiAjBr3x1fH2qBxABhDJykprZbo948nH9D4mtemb0_p230jM

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm for a screening of short science films from the 1920s and ‘30s. Ho...
04/17/2019

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm for a screening of short science films from the 1920s and ‘30s. How true are the films to modern scientific theories about space time and the theory of relativity? Stay for a conversation and Q&A with Vanja Malloy, curator of American Art, Hannah Goodwin, assistant professor of film and media studies @mtholyoke, and Kate Follette, assistant professor of astronomy @amherstcollege, to find out. This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition, Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and supported by @artsatamherst. FREE & open to all!

Image credit: Maya Deren, The Very Eye of Night (1958), film still, 15min.

#ArtxScience #Dimensionism #MayaDeren #MeadArtMuseum #einsteinstheoryofrelativity #film #sciencefilm #modernart #astronomy #AmherstCollege #MountHolyokeCollege

04/17/2019

Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 17, at 7pm for The Stars on Screen. All are invited to watch short science films and participate in Q&A with the Mead's curator of American art, Vanja Malloy, Mount Holyoke College Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Hannah Goodwin, and Amherst College Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Kate Follette. This screening will take place in Stirn Auditorium. Free & open to all!

Congratulations to DeLyna Hagdu '21 on this fantastic program!
04/16/2019

Congratulations to DeLyna Hagdu '21 on this fantastic program!

Student educator DeLyna Hadgu '21 guided conversations in the Mead Art Museum's study room, where recent acquisitions by artists of color were on view.

Photo by Jiayi Liu

Red Eye Black Tie is hosted by the Mead Art Museum and Student Activities. We have invited 3 contemporary artists to cre...
04/16/2019

Red Eye Black Tie is hosted by the Mead Art Museum and Student Activities. We have invited 3 contemporary artists to create works of art for the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, Global Education Office and Q-Center/Keefe Science Library.

Featuring:
Marisa Adesman
Christian Ruiz Berman
Rachel Eng

Photo by Maria Stenzel.

Red Eye Black Tie is hosted by the Mead Art Museum and Student Activities. We have invited 3 contemporary artists to create works of art for the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, Global Education Office and Q-Center/Keefe Science Library.

Featuring:
Marisa Adesman
Christian Ruiz Berman
Rachel Eng

Photos by Maria Stenzel.

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm for a screening of short science films from the 1920s and ‘30s. Ho...
04/16/2019

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm for a screening of short science films from the 1920s and ‘30s. How true are the films to modern scientific theories about space time and the theory of relativity? Stay for a conversation and Q&A with Vanja Malloy, curator of American Art, Hannah Goodwin, assistant professor of film and media studies @mtholyoke, and Kate Follette, assistant professor of astronomy @amherstcollege, to find out. This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition, Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and supported by @artsatamherst. FREE & open to all!

Image credit: Maya Deren, The Very Eye of Night (1958), film still, 15min.

#ArtxScience #Dimensionism #MayaDeren #MeadArtMuseum #einsteinstheoryofrelativity #film #sciencefilm #modernart #astronomy #AmherstCollege #MountHolyokeCollege

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm for a screening of short science films from the 1920s and ‘30s. Ho...
04/15/2019

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm for a screening of short science films from the 1920s and ‘30s. How true are the films to modern scientific theories about space time and the theory of relativity? Stay for a conversation and Q&A with Vanja Malloy, curator of American Art, Hannah Goodwin, assistant professor of film and media studies @mtholyoke, and Kate Follette, assistant professor of astronomy @amherstcollege, to find out. This program is offered in conjunction with the Mead’s exhibition, Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein and supported by @artsatamherst. FREE & open to all!

Image credit: Maya Deren, The Very Eye of Night (1958), film still, 15min.

#ArtxScience #Dimensionism #MayaDeren #MeadArtMuseum #einsteinstheoryofrelativity #film #sciencefilm #modernart #astronomy #AmherstCollege #MountHolyokeCollege

Though Confederate soldiers waved a number of flags, none have become as culturally emblematic and parasitic as the rebe...
04/13/2019
A Monumental Cloth That Tells a New Truth About the US Civil War

Though Confederate soldiers waved a number of flags, none have become as culturally emblematic and parasitic as the rebel flag we know today. But contemporary artist Sonya Clark is challenging its insidious presence in popular culture.

“Hate and racial discrimination is an easy disease to catch in this nation,” Clark said during a tour of her recently opened exhibition Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know. Even if we can take down statues heralding Confederate generals, she says, the symbol of the rebel flag is “far more pervasive and problematic.” And to this problem, Clark has presented a solution.

“What if we moved towards another symbol of the Confederacy?” she asks. “The Confederate flag of truce.”

To learn more about Amherst College alum and professor of art Sonya Clark's important work and exhibition, check out the full article from Hyperallergic at the link below. "Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know" at The Fabric Workshop and Museum is a must-see exhibition if you're in Philadelphia!

https://hyperallergic.com/493685/a-monumental-cloth/

Contemporary artist Sonya Clark asks, “Who said monuments have to be steel?”

Red Eye Black Tie success at the Keefe Science Library/Moss Quantitative Center at Science at Amherst College! Be sure t...
04/12/2019

Red Eye Black Tie success at the Keefe Science Library/Moss Quantitative Center at Science at Amherst College! Be sure to check out this installation by master ceramicist Rachel Eng, created in collaboration with students and staff from the Amherst Science Center.

Red Eye Black Tie: Inspire Science / Objectivity and Subjectivity

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! ⁣⁣•⁣⁣The Mead has commissioned ...
04/11/2019

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! ⁣

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The Mead has commissioned three contemporary artists to create work for our @amherstcollege site partners: @amherstcollegegeo , @amherstscience and the Center for Community Engagement. This year’s #RedEyeBlackTie artists are Marisa Adesman, Christian Ruiz Berman, and Rachel Eng. Join us to meet the artists, explore our maker space, and participate in live art-making all day long on the Mead’s sculpture quad on Friday, April 12, 2019. Spring Formal will take place from 9 pm-Midnight for @amherstcollege students. This program is supported by @amherststudentactivities , CAB, and AAS. ⁣

Marisa Adesman is a contemporary painter and filmmaker whose work interrogates how and if aesthetics of the grotesque, erotic, and classical beauty can coexist. Adesman subverts the male gaze by obscuring the human form. At #RedEyeBlackTie, Adesman will be working with fellow artist @cruizberman to create a triptych on silk, drawing inspiration from a recent collaborative film project. The artist duo is aiming to visually trace the journey of their subjects through new communities and cultures. ⁣

Image caption: Marisa Adesman (@marisaadesman). Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist. ⁣

#ReCentering #MyMead #MarisaAdesman #ChristianRuizBerman #RedEyeBlackTie #MeadArtMuseum #contemporaryart⁣

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! ⁣⁣•⁣⁣The Mead has commissioned ...
04/10/2019

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! ⁣

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The Mead has commissioned three contemporary artists to create work for our @amherstcollege site partners: @amherstcollegegeo , @amherstscience and the Center for Community Engagement. This year’s #RedEyeBlackTie artists are Marisa Adesman, Christian Ruiz Berman, and Rachel Eng. Join us to meet the artists, explore our maker space, and participate in live art-making all day long on the Mead’s sculpture quad on Friday, April 12, 2019. Spring Formal will take place from 9 pm-Midnight for @amherstcollege students. This program is supported by @amherststudentactivities , CAB, and AAS. ⁣

Marisa Adesman is a contemporary painter and filmmaker whose work interrogates how and if aesthetics of the grotesque, erotic, and classical beauty can coexist. Adesman subverts the male gaze by obscuring the human form. At #RedEyeBlackTie, Adesman will be working with fellow artist @cruizberman to create a triptych on silk, drawing inspiration from a recent collaborative film project. The artist duo is aiming to visually trace the journey of their subjects through new communities and cultures. ⁣

Image caption: Marisa Adesman (@marisaadesman). Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist. ⁣

#ReCentering #MyMead #MarisaAdesman #ChristianRuizBerman #RedEyeBlackTie #MeadArtMuseum #contemporaryart⁣

04/10/2019

Seeing the Moon in Islamic Traditions takes place TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 10, from 7-8pm at the Mead. Free & open to all!

This Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9pm-Midnight, Amherst College students are invited to Spring Formal at the Mead.   You ...
04/10/2019

This Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9pm-Midnight, Amherst College students are invited to Spring Formal at the Mead. You don't want to miss this!

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! ⁣⁣•⁣⁣The Mead has commissioned ...
04/09/2019

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! ⁣

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The Mead has commissioned three contemporary artists to create work for our @amherstcollege site partners: @amherstcollegegeo , @amherstscience and the Center for Community Engagement. This year’s #RedEyeBlackTie artists are Marisa Adesman , Christian Ruiz Berman, and Rachel Eng. Join us to meet the artists, explore our maker space, and participate in live art-making all day long on the Mead’s sculpture quad on Friday, April 12, 2019. Spring Formal will take place from 9 pm - Midnight for @amherstcollege students. This program is supported by @amherststudentactivities , CAB, and AAS. ⁣

Marisa Adesman is a contemporary painter and filmmaker whose work interrogates how and if aesthetics of the grotesque, erotic, and classical beauty can coexist. Adesman subverts the male gaze by obscuring the human form. At #RedEyeBlackTie, Adesman will be working with fellow artist @cruizberman to create a triptych on silk, drawing inspiration from a recent collaborative film project. The artist duo is aiming to visually trace the journey of their subjects through new communities and cultures. ⁣

Image caption: Marisa Adesman (@marisaadesman). Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist. ⁣

#ReCentering #MyMead #MarisaAdesman #ChristianRuizBerman #RedEyeBlackTie #MeadArtMuseum #contemporaryart⁣

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! •The Mead has commissioned three contem...
04/09/2019

RED EYE BLACK TIE: FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm. Free and open to all! •

The Mead has commissioned three contemporary artists to create work for our @amherstcollege site partners: @amherstcollegegeo , @amherstscience and the Center for Community Engagement. This year’s #RedEyeBlackTie artists are @marisaadesman , @cruizberman , @rje01. Join us to meet the artists, explore our maker space, and participate in live art-making all day long on the Mead’s sculpture quad on Friday, April 12, 2019. Spring Formal will take place from 9 pm - Midnight for @amherstcollege students. This program is supported by Student Activities, CAB, and AAS. •

Rachel Eng is a contemporary artist and master ceramicist. Speaking about how her work has changed over the last five years, Eng told #365artists365days, “before, I solely installed work in a conventional space, but now I can see a crevice in the sidewalk or a break in the horizon as a site for a specific piece.” In her multipart installation “Growth,” Eng makes flora out of hydrated clay. Growth has recently appeared @artspacenh , @dickinsoncollege , and #crossingsgallery in Boston. Eng’s other work combines found objects with fabricated sculpture to create organized object repositories. •

Image caption #1: Rachel Eng (@rje01). Fragments.
Image caption #2: Rachel Eng (@rje01). Seek and Search. Image credit Holly Veenis.

#Re-Centering #MyMead #RachelEng #RedEyeBlackTie #MeadArtMuseum #contemporaryart @ Mead Art Museum

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41 Quadrangle Dr
Amherst, MA
01002

The Mead Art Museum is located on the Amherst College campus, in the town of Amherst in central Massachusetts’s Pioneer Valley. Amherst is located approximately 2 hours west of Boston, 3 hours north of New York City, and 2 hours east of Albany. Amherst College lies at the intersection of Routes 9 and 116 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Located in the center of campus, the Mead is just east of the main quadrangle. The gray stone Stearns Steeple stands just outside the museum’s front entrance. For an interactive campus map, visit: http://www.amherst.edu/map/

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Tuesday 09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 00:00
Thursday 09:00 - 00:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 00:00

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(413) 542-2335

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