Art Department Events Calendar

Most departmental events take place in the Eli Marsh Gallery (105 Fayerweather Hall) or Pruyne Lecture Hall (115 Fayerweather). Check this calendar often for updates—events are added and edited frequently. For additional arts events on campus, see what’s happening at the Mead.

Ongoing Events

Maryanna Hiester, Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA

Emma Spencer '23E Thesis Show - "So, What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing In a Place Like This?"

The Photographs and Stories of American Women Vietnam War Veterans.

Emma Spencer '23E's Studio Thesis Gallery Show focuses on the American Women who are Vietnam Veterans and their different experiences, from being a Red Cross Donut Dollie, Army Special Services, and a Vietnam War Weather Girl.

View the show at the Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall from December 1 to December 18, 2022. Please bring earbuds as each photo has an audio component. (Transcripts will be available, if preferred.)

Jason Moran “The Sound Will Tell You”

February 18, 2021

The 2021 Rapaport Lecture featured Jazz pianist, composer, and artist Jason Moran, the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. The event was hosted by Professor of Art and the History of Art, Sonya Clark.

Foundations in Video Production

Public Video Screening

A square photo of four works of art

6 PM - 8 PM • Friday, December 3, 2021 • Stirn Auditorium

Final projects by students in the ARHA/FAMS course “Foundations in Video Production.” Videos by:

Catherine Charnoky
David Dang
John Koomson
Abel Legesse
Helena Ravix
Cristian Serda
Malaya Imran
Grace LeCates
Piper Mohring
Adam Nathoo
Sirs Wheaton
Sterling Kee
William Ranyard


Art Department News

A Life and Career Celebrating Artists of Color

Kellie Jones '81 and a group of students

With Kellie Jones ’81

In a recent talk on campus, MacArthur Fellow Kellie Jones ’81 connected her Amherst experience to her career as an art historian and curator, offering some advice to current students along the way.

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Curated By Thieves

In an interview with Assistant Professor of Art and the History of Art Niko Vicario, artist Kota Ezawa talks about how an FBI database sparked his interest in the still unsolved Gardner Museum art heist of 1990 and led him to recreate 13 lost artworks. (Read more)

Women, Art and Wikipedia

Students in Professor Nicola Courtright’s course “Women and Art in Early Modern Europe” joined an international initiative to bridge the gap between academia and Wikipedia, highlighting women in the arts along the way. (Read more)