Our dynamic arts programs and world-renowned museums serve as teaching tools for students and scholars, and as sources of enrichment for visitors of all ages.
The Folger Shakespeare Library, administered by the Trustees of Amherst College, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to support an interdisciplinary, multiyear research project.
The Scarlet Professor, a new opera composed by prof. Eric Sawyer and directed by prof. Ron Bashford, will premiere at Smith College on Sept. 15.
Amherst’s award-winning literary magazine, The Common, interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen about writers' political responsibilities in the Trump era, and why the past's traumas endure.
A new exhibition at the Mead Art Museum honors the memory of one of the most distinguished artists to have graduated from Amherst, during what would have been his 60th reunion year.
Our academic departments and programs provide educational and performance opportunities for students at all levels of experience and engage audiences of all ages through live concerts, theater & dance performances and community art classes.
Amherst is home three world-renowned museums that annually welcome more than 70,000 visitors. Campus galleries display unique materials from the college archives, works by influential Russian artists and contemporary art by student, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.