Arts & Museums

At Amherst, you can be part of a vibrant arts community. From our art studios and classrooms to our exhibition and performance spaces, Amherst nurtures artistic expression in every medium.


Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and our efforts to keep our community as safe as possible, all Amherst College buildings are closed to visitors until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

Current Exhibit

Harvest Moon by Terry Parmalee

Embodied Taste

Embodied Taste offers visitors an immersive exploration of food and how it moves—through our bodies and our world. 

On view in the Mead Art Museum Dec. 11, 2019–July 26, 2020

Featured Arts Video

In Rehearsal: The Amherst College Concert Choir with the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble

KVE’s members are shown here in the front row (L to R: Cecilia Duarte, Reginald Mobley, Karim Sulayman, Noah Horn) and in the trio atop the risers (L to R: Dashon Burton, Michele Kennedy, Sherezade Panthaki). Arianne Abela directs.

Literary history exhibit

Literary Amherst

Amherst College is one of the world’s premier writing colleges. Learn about the Creative Writing Center, the annual LitFest, the award-winning magazine The Common, and more.

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