Meet Amherst College’s new mascot, the “MAMMOTH” found on display with over 1,700 specimens at the Beneski Museum. The Columbian Mammoth featured here lived in family groups through the end of the last Ice Age. This 13-foot tall 10,000-pound specimen was collecting during a 1924-25 Amherst College expedition to Florida. It can be found in the museum, along with other mammals, dinosaurs and many rare fossils.
Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), ~20,000 years ago.
Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color?
Through August 27, 2017
Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Heroes
May 23 – November 27, 2017
David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling
June 18 – November 6, 2017
Illustration from The Three Pigs. © 2001 David Wiesner.
Of Soil and Tongues
June 1-October 1, 2017
Miatta Kawinzi, lê te diem thúy, and Sahar Muradi with Laimah Osman, chart paths through language and place in multimedia installations.
Miatta Kawinzi, sweat/tears/sea, 2017. Video Still (detail).
Spring Cleaning: Scrub, Rub, Polish and Shine
Weekends in May and June, 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and join us to learn how to wash clothes using a wooden wash board and tub, and make some soap while you scrub. Polish the cast iron pots and silver, give the dusty rugs need a cleaning with the rug beater, whitewash a wall, sweep the floors with a homemade broom.
Get the Buzz on Bees!
Daily July 1–August 13, 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. Join us for wax candle making, honey tasting, creating a honey bee art project and planting pollinator-friendly flower seeds.
Wright House in springtime at Historic Deerfield.
On View thru July 31, 2017:
Accumulations: 5,000 Years of Objects, Fictions, & Conversations
Didactic Vision: Master Prints from the Collection of Dr. K. Frank Austen
Etched Journey: Patterns, Mysteries, and Discoveries from the Print Collection of Dr. William Weary
Hall Walls: Rico Gatson
Mead Reimagined: Take 2
Perspectives on Michael Mazur
Talking Heads: Conversations Across Continents & Centuries
Talking Heads at the Mead Art Museum. Photo by Maria Stenzel.
The Museum will be closed for installation from June 20–July 28, 2017.
A Very Long Engagement: Nineteenth-Century Sculpture and Its Afterlives
July 29, 2017 – May 27, 2018
William Kentridge: Tango for Page Turning
September 5 – December 17, 2017
Sir Albert Gilbert, An Offering to Hymen (detail), 1884-86, bronze, Gift of Nicolette Wernick
Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii
Through August 13, 2017
Four floors of galleries, including the Nixon Gallery for works on paper, the new Asian art and digital media galleries, and a “Talk Back” learning space. SCMA’s permanent collection includes more than 25,000 art works from antiquity to the present day by artists from around the world.
Fragment with inverted hearts, volutes, and lotus. From Villa A. Original room unknown
Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-201
Through October 15, 2017
Israeli-American photographer Loli Kantor considers the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early twenty-first century. Kantor turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most of whom perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today.
Mother, Bershad, Ukraine, 2008 (detail)