Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures.

Stearns Steeple Repair – Mead Courtyard and Galleries Temporarily Closed

The Mead Art Museum galleries are currently closed; please contact Michael Kunichika at directly with questions or concerns regarding access to other areas within the building. 

COVID-19 Information

Please check the latest information on building access and protocols on the COVID-19 website. 


Mead Seeds logo of a young seedling growing out of the earth.

An Education Blog by the Mead Education Team

MEAD SEEDS is a home for updates on new and/or in-progress research, educational, and creative initiatives. Posts range from personal narratives to research notes. Check out the blog at the below link!

Explore the Blog

The Mead Art Museum Annual Report

A page from the Mead Annual Report

2018–2020 Double Issue

The Mead is proud to announce its first all-digital annual report, looking back at two years of exciting acquisitions, education initiatives and strides in experimentation with digital presentations and technology. You can view the report at the link below.

Read the Report

What to Expect When Visiting the Mead During COVID-19

Photo of a study table inside the Mead's Rotherwas Room. This is a designated student study space during COVID-19.
Mead Study Table in the Rotherwas Room.

Welcome back Amherst faculty, staff, and students!

To "Protect the Herd," we’ve modified our visitor protocols and procedures, following the recommended guidelines from the CDC. If you have any questions about visiting, please contact Nicholas Taupier at or 413-406-6361.

What to Expect When Visiting

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning at the Mead

Photograph of an Amherst College professor and the Mead Art Museum's Head of Education with three students teaching and learning in the galleries of the Mead.
Darryl Harper and Emily Potter-Ndiaye teaching in the galleries at the Mead

Open for Amherst College Classes

The Mead connects people, art, and curricula. Using the museum as a site for learning across disciplines and topics, Mead educators work with Amherst faculty to develop assignments, projects, and programs to deepen learning objectives. Our portfolio ranges from one-time visits to entire course partnerships, and we work well with a range of disciplines, from American Studies to Chemistry to History of Art.

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Le travail interrompu (Work Interrupted), 1891.

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