Mead Announces Spring Dates for
Exposing the Mead Series



February 19, 2013
Rachel Rogol, 413-542-2295
Hi-res images available upon request 

AMHERST, Mass. -- Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8:00 p.m., the Mead will resume its popular student-driven series, Exposing the Mead: Conversations on Photographs in the Collection, now in its third year. Free and open to the public, the informal discussions will take place at 8:00 p.m. on three Thursday nights: Feb. 21, Mar. 28, and Apr. 25. Each discussion will highlight a pair of photographs from the collection and explore questions of photographic trends and the unique influence of the photographic medium on artistic choices.


The discussions will be led by Siyu Shen, Class of 2015, Heather Lee, Class of 2015, and Alice Wang, Class of 2013. Shen and Lee are new participants in the series this semester. Shen explains her inspiration for joining the project: "The idea of being an 'expert' on a set of photographs was an amazing thought, and the opportunity to explore artwork typically hidden from daylight in the storerooms of the Mead will always be exciting."

The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures. An accredited member of the American Association of Museums, the Mead participates in Museums10, a regional cultural collaboration. The museum and its gift shop-café are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round, and until midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday during the academic term.


For more information, including a complete schedule of all museum events, please visit or call 413/542-2335.