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Mead Art Museum Records, 1874-present (Bulk: 1946-present)
6 records storage boxes, 3 archives boxes, 4 half archives boxes, 3 oversize flat boxes, 1 oversize folder (9.1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, research notes, news clippings, guest books, exhibition catalogues, monographs, press releases, and photographs relating to Amherst College's Mead Art Museum. The records include significant documentation of the museum's first major exhibition, the Armory Show Retrospective of 1958.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Mead Art Museum Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Historical Note

Professor Charles H. Morgan of the College's Fine Arts Department was responsible for developing the museum's original art collection. He became the museum's first director in 1948, a position which he held for twenty years. (Morgan wrote a detailed history of the collection in 1972, entitled The Development of the Art Collection of Amherst College, 1821- 1971).

The Mead Art Museum building was constructed in 1948-49 on the site of the Stearns Church (the Stearns Church spire was retained). Construction was financed by gift from architect William R. Mead (AC 1867) and directed by the college architect, James Kellum Smith of the firm McKim, Mead and White, in collaboration with Professor Morgan. Originally the Mead facility served as both a venue for displaying works of art and a teaching facility with offices and studio space.

As the Fine Arts Department evolved, it shifted its curriculum slightly away from the scholarly study of art and towards the creation of art in the studio. As early as the 1970s Mead's studio facilities became obsolete. In 1985 the college planned a major renovation and extension of the museum, but these plans were postponed; the Arts department relied instead on the use of the Fayerweather building for studio space. Finally, in 1999, when it was apparent that Mead's facilities were inadequate to even preserve its existing collection, the College began an ambitious renovation project. The interior of the building was completely gutted, offices and studios made way for display and storage space, and state-of-the-art climate control and security systems were installed to protect the collection. The museum reopened in March 2001.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, research notes, news clippings, guest books, exhibition catalogues, monographs, press releases, and photographs relating to Amherst College's Mead Art Museum. The records include significant documentation of the museum's first major exhibition, the Armory Show Retrospective of 1958.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Mead Art Museum Records for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Mead Art Museum Records [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Additional records received in 1997 (accession #97-086), 1999 (99-106) and 2012.

Processing Information

Reprocessed in 2013 by Peter A. Nelson, Archivist, and Nicole Sanches (AC 2013), Student Assistant.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Series 1: EXHIBITION FILES



Series 1, Exhibition Files, comprises the bulk of the records and consists of publications and other documents related to specific exhibitions in the museum. Chiefly included here are catalogs and promotional materials, but for some exhibitions, photographs and planning documents are available as well.

One notable part of this series is the files on the exhibition "The 1913 Armory Show in Retrospect, 1957-1964." This material consists primarily of correspondence related to the organization and administration of the exhibition, including requests for the loan of artwork. The Armory Show Retrospective, arranged by the Mead Art Museum in February 1958, was the most ambitious one undertaken by the Amherst College Fine Arts Department to date. It was organized by Professor Frank Anderson Trapp, comprised sixty works of art, most of them borrowed from other institutions and from private collections. Research notes and administrative details for the preparation of the exhibition and related publications are also included. Of special interest are forty letters from two family members, an art historian, and artists whose works were included in the original 1913 Armory Show and were also a part of the 45th anniversary retrospective at Amherst. Correspondence subsequent to the opening of the exhibitions, particularly that of other institutions that later organized Armory Show retrospectives, is also found here.

See also series 2, subseries D: Posters.

Undated exhibition announcements
n.d.

Box EX-1: folder 1
Etchings and Engravings Collected by the Late Arthur C. Rounds. Morgan Library
1929 Nov

Box EX-1: folder 1
The George D. Pratt Collection of American Art
1932

Box EX-1: folder 1
Amherst College Portraits
1940

Box EX-1: folder 1
The Herbert L. Pratt Collection
1946

Box EX-1: folder 1
Announcements for exhibits in Morgan Hall
1940-1949

Box EX-1: folder 1
Exhibition announcements
1950-1959

Box EX-1: folder 1
Stage Designs of Donald Oenslager
1950 Jan-Feb

Box EX-1: folder 1
Benjamin West
1950 May

Box EX-1: folder 1
Graphic Art Today: An Honors Thesis Exhibition by Norman Gorbaty
1953 Apr-May

Box EX-1: folder 1
13 Painters 40 Years
1956 May

Box EX-1: folder 1
The Armory Show and Contemporary American Art by Kendall Birr
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder A
Budget
1957 May-Jun

Box ARM-1: folder 1
The Catalogue
1959 Feb-Mar

Box ARM-1: folder 2
Artist's profiles - Typescript
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 3
Artist's profiles - Typescript
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 4a
Introduction - Typescript
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 5
Preparation - Data on Artwork
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 6
Preparation - Data on Artwork
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 7
Printer's Proofs, Layouts
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 8
Catalogues of Other Armory Show Retrospectives
n.d.

Box ARM-1: folder 9
Correspondence/Administration
1957 -1958

Box ARM-1: folder 10-16
Correspondence/Administration
1957 -1958

Box ARM-2: folder 1
Correspondence/Administration
1958 -1959

Box ARM-2: folder 1a
Gift Catalogue Acknowledgements
1958 Mar-Jun

Box ARM-2: folder 2
Inquiries, Catalogue Orders, Sales
1958 -1964

Box ARM-2: folder 3
Refusals
1957 -1958

Box ARM-2: folder 4
Thank You Letters to Lenders
1958 Feb-Apr

Box ARM-2: folder 5
With Artists and Artists' Families
1957 -1958

Box ARM-2: folder 6
With Artists and Artists' Families
1957 -1958

Box ARM-2: folder 7
With journalists, publicity
1961 -1963

Box ARM-2: folder 8
Lecturers and Visiting Artists
1957 -1958

Box ARM-2: folder 9
Course Work for Students
1958 Jan

Box ARM-2: folder 10
Course Work for Students
1958 Jan

Box ARM-2: folder 11
Insurance
1958 Jan-Feb

Box ARM-2: folder 12
List of works in exhibition and of lenders
n.d.

Box ARM-2: folder 13
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute 50th Anniversary Retrospective
n.d.

Box ARM-2: folder 14
News clippings
n.d.

Box ARM-2: folder 15
The Opening Reception, Invitations, Attendants
n.d.

Box ARM-2: folder 16
Original (1913) Show - Photostats of documents
n.d.

Box ARM-2: folder 17
Professor Trapp's notes
n.d.

Box ARM-2: folder 18
Research for Catalogue Preparation
1957-1958

Box ARM-2: folder 19
Slides of artwork (digitized on 4 CDs)
1958 Feb

Box ARM-2: folder 19a
Transportation - Arrivals - Receipts
1958 Jan-Feb

Box ARM-2: folder 20
Transportation - Returning Art Work
1958 Jan-Apr

Box ARM-3: folder 1
Transportation - Shipping: Receipts, Insurance
1958 Jan-Feb

Box ARM-3: folder 2
News clipping - Amherst Student (Dummy)
1958 Feb 20

Box ARM-3: folder 3
Control Cards for Art Objects
n.d.

Box ARM-3: folder 4
Photocopies of Original 1913 Armory Show Catalogues
n.d.

Box ARM-3: folder 5
Opening Reception - RSVP Cards
n.d.

Box ARM-3: folder 6
Opening Reception - RSVP Cards
n.d.

Box ARM-3: folder 7
Photostatic Copy of the Original Armory Show Poster. Poster in Map Case 3, Drawer 6
1958 Feb 27

Box ARM-3: folder 8
Twentieth Century European Painting Collected by Richard S. Zeisler
1958 Nov-Dec

Box EX-1: folder 8
American Painting
1959 May

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Lost Portraits of Thomas Jefferson Painted by Gilbert Stuart
1959 Jun

Box EX-1: folder 8
Exhibition announcements
1960-1969

Box EX-1: folder 8
New Documents: Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand
1960

Box EX-1: folder 8
Art of the Twentieth Century Collected by James S. and Dorothy Schramm
1961 Jan-Feb

Box EX-1: folder 8
A Study Collection of Italian Paintings: The Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to Amherst College
1961 May-Jun

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Art of Sidney Waugh
1964 Apr-May

Box EX-1: folder 8
Italian Drawings of the XV - XVI Centuries from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Janos Scholz
1966 Nov

Box EX-1: folder 8
A Selection of American Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Bloedel
1966 Nov-Dec

Box EX-1: folder 8
Contemporary Art from Israel
1967 Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Amherst Family Portraits
1967 Oct-Nov

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Nineteenth Century American Paintings
1968 Apr

Box EX-1: folder 8
Miscellaneous exhibition announcements - 1970s
1970-1979

Box EX-1: folder 8
Carleton Watkins: Photographs from the Collection of the Park-McCullough House Association
[1970s] Feb-Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
American Impressionists from the Amherst College Collection
[1970s]

Box EX-1: folder 8
Personages from the Past of Amherst College: Ercole Cartotto Portraits
[1970s]

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Spirit Carvers: Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
1971 Apr-May

Box EX-1: folder 8
Sculptures by Richard Stankiewicz
1971 May

Box EX-1: folder 8
Selections from the Amherst College Collections
1971 Oct

Box EX-1: folder 8
Color Painting
1972 Feb-Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Amherst Sesquicentennial Exhibition
1972 Mar-Apr

Box EX-1: folder 8
George Wesley Bellows
1972 Nov

Box EX-1: folder 8
Twenty from Brandeis: a Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Brandeis University
1972 Nov-Dec

Box EX-1: folder 8
Ben Chassiel: Heliokinetic Collages
1972 Nov-Dec

Box EX-1: folder 8
Cowboys, Indians, Trappers & Traders
1973 Feb

Box EX-1: folder 8
Jo Mielziner: Designs for the Theater
1973 Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
Faculty Art Exhibition: Oxman, Schmalz, Sweeney, Utermohlen
1973 Oct

Box EX-1: folder 8
Major Themes in Roman Baroque Art from Regional Collections (part of Five College Roman Baroque Festival)
1974 Apr

Box EX-1: folder 8
American Folk Art
1974 Oct

Box EX-1: folder 8
American Painters of the Arctic
1975 Feb-Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
War à la Mode: Meissonier, Detaille, de Neuville, & Berne-Bellecour
1975 May

Box EX-1: folder 8
Joseph Ablow
1976 Apr-May

Box EX-1: folder 8
New New England Houses
1976 Sep

Box EX-1: folder 8
Richard Yarde: Recent Works
1977 Feb-Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
Seventeenth Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection of Hanz Klenk
1977 Feb-Mar

Box EX-1: folder 8
Drawings for Outdoor Sculpture (1946-1977)
1977 Nov

Box EX-1: folder 8
American Art at Amherst: A Summary Catalogue of the Collection at the Mead Art Gallery, Amherst College
1978

Box EX-1: folder 8
Roman Opalka
1978 Apr

Box EX-1: folder 8
Of Praise and Passage: Images in West African Sculpture
1978 Oct-Nov

Box EX-1: folder 8
Valley People: Portraits by Oriole Farb
1978 Dec-Jan

Box EX-1: folder 8
Paul Dougherty: A Retrospective Exhibition
1979 Jan-Feb

Box EX-1: folder 8
The Glass of René Lalique: The Magriel Collection
1979 Feb-Mar

Box EX-2: folder 8
19th Century American Realism: The Amherst College Collection
1979 Feb-Apr

Box EX-2: folder 8
Sculptures and Drawings by Fumio Yoshimura
1979 Mar-Apr

Box EX-2: folder 8
Native American Images: Photogravures by Edward S. Curtis
1979 May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Ten Years Out... An Exhibition by Amherst Artists, Class of '69
1979 May-Jun

Box EX-2: folder 8
Background to Modernism: Prints and Drawings (1889-1906)
1979 Oct-Nov

Box EX-2: folder 8
Traditions in Islamic Weaving
1979

Box EX-2: folder 8
Miscellaneous exhibition announcements, 1980s
1980-1989

Box EX-2: folder 8
Images of the End of Days
1980 Jan-Feb

Box EX-2: folder 8
A Moving Point of View and Portraits of Trees: Photographs by Tom Zetterstrom
1980 Feb-Mar

Box EX-2: folder 8
American Figure Drawings: The Paul Magriel Collection
1980 Feb-Mar

Box EX-2: folder 8
Women Artists, 1600-1980, Selections from Five College Collections
1980 Mar-Apr

Box EX-2: folder 8
Paintings by Fairfield Porter
1981 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Romantic Images: Paintings from the Amherst College Collection
1981 Apr-Jun

Box EX-2: folder 8
Invention and Tradition: Selected Works form the Julia A. Whitney Foundation and the Thomas P. Whitney Collection of Modernist Russian Art
1981 Oct-Nov

Box EX-2: folder 8
Sculpture and Graphics by Henry Bursztynowicz
1982 Apr

Box EX-2: folder 8
Isabel Bishop Etchings and Aquatints
1982 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Recent Works by Bart Wasserman
1982 Oct

Box EX-2: folder 8
Herbert W. Plimpton Memorial Exhibition
1982 Nov

Box EX-2: folder 8
Robert Sweeney: Landscape Paintings of the Connecticut River Valley
1982 Nov-Dec

Box EX-2: folder 8
Drawings by Jan Menses
1983 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Edward Powis Jones: Extending the Photographic Medium
1983 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
The Holyoke Project: Recent Photographs by Bill Ravanesi
1983 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Iwa Yoruba: An Exhibition of Yoruba Art
1983 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Paul Jenkins: An Abstract Phenomenist
1983 Oct

Box EX-2: folder 8
New Ideas in Paper
1984 Mar-Apr

Box EX-2: folder 8
The Quiet Interlude: American Etchings of the late Nineteenth Century: Prints from the Collection of Rona Schneider
1984 Apr-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
American Portrait Miniatures from the Tennenbaum and Amherst College Collections
1984 May-Jun

Box EX-2: folder 8
From the Land of the Snows: Buddhist Art of Tibet
1984 Oct-Nov

Box EX-2: folder 8
Still Lifes by Peter Jones
1984 Nov-Dec

Box EX-2: folder 8
American Drawings and Watercolors from Amherst College
1985

Box EX-2: folder 8
Images of Aleksei Remizov
1985 May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Peter Blume: The Italian Drawings
1985 Nov-Dec

Box EX-2: folder 8
Rules of the Game: Culture Defining Gender
1986 Jan-Feb

Box EX-2: folder 8
The Art of the Sepik River Peoples from the Friede Collection
1986 Mar-Apr

Box EX-2: folder 8
Time and Defiance of Gravity: Recent Works by Wendell Castle
1986 Oct

Box EX-2: folder 8
American Landscapes in the Wake of French Impressionism
1986 Oct-Nov

Box EX-2: folder 8
An Alumnus Collects
1986 Nov-Dec

Box EX-2: folder 8
Anneke van Brussel: Contemporary Dutch Watercolors
1987 Oct-Nov

Box EX-2: folder 8
Sculptures by Kazuma Oshita and Works on Paper by Anneke Van Brussel
1987 Nov-Dec

Box EX-2: folder 8
The Grand Tradition: British Art from Amherst College
1988

Box EX-2: folder 8
Progressive Geometric Abstraction in America, 1934-1955: Selections from the Peter B. Fischer Collection
1988 Mar-May

Box EX-2: folder 8
Willard Boepple: Sculpture
1988 Apr-May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Delacroix and the Romantic Image: Oriental Themes, Wild Beasts, and the Hunt
1988 Oct-Nov

Box EX-3: folder 8
The Schmidgall Collection of Animal Sculptures
1988 Oct-Nov

Box EX-3: folder 8
Wayne Thieband: Works on Paper
1989 Apr

Box EX-3: folder 8
Representing Revolution: French and British Images (1789-1804)
1989 Sep-Nov

Box EX-3: folder 8
American Modernism from Amherst and Williams Colleges
1989 Oct-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
Miscellaneous exhibition announcements, 1990s
1990-1999

Box EX-3: folder 8
Simplicissimus: German Caricatures (1896-1914)
1990 Feb-Apr

Box EX-3: folder 8
Shades of Difference: Images of American Women
1990 Mar-Apr

Box EX-3: folder 8
Northern Travelers to Sixteenth-Century Italy: Drawings from New England Collections
1990 Oct-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
Russian Graphic Design Before the Revolution, 1880-1917
1991 Sep-Nov

Box EX-3: folder 8
Paul Resika: A Spontaneous Encounter with Art
1991 Nov-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
Elegant Impressions: Surimono from the Collection of William Green
1991 Dec-Feb

Box EX-3: folder 8
Collegial Collectors: American Art from the Class of 1967
1992 May-Jun

Box EX-3: folder 8
The Rediscovery of Jared French
1992 Oct-Nov

Box EX-3: folder 8
Parkopolis: Sue Coe's Jungle
1993 Feb-Mar

Box EX-3: folder 8
Fairfield Porter: An American Painter
1993 Oct-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
The Canadian Painters Eleven (1953-1960)
1994 Feb-Apr

Box EX-3: folder 8
American Woodblock Prints of the Arts and Crafts Era: The Andrew Terry Keats Collection
1994 May-Jun

Box EX-3: folder 8
Triptychs, Diptychs & Single Prints: Recent Photographs by Carl Chiarenza
1994 Jul-Aug

Box EX-3: folder 8
Theater as Spectacle: Early Twentieth-Century Russian Set and Costume Design
1994 Sep-Nov

Box EX-3: folder 8
Five Artists at Amherst College: Carl Schmalz, Robert Sweeney, Charles Kanwischer, Timothy J. Segar, Devid Gloman
1994 Nov-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
Rescuers: Portraits of the Holocaust
1995 Jan-Feb

Box EX-3: folder 8
An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital: the Hallmark Photographic Collection
1995 Mar-May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Annual Student Exhibition
1995 May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Amherst College Architecture (cross-reference to Buildings and Grounds Collection)
1995-1996

Box EX-3: folder 8
Built and Unbuilt: Architecture at Amherst College: exhibition labels (2 folders)
1995-1996

Box EX-3: folder 8
Built and Unbuilt: Amherst College Architecture - photocopies of exhibition labels
1995-1996

Box EX-3: folder 8
Josef Breitenbach: Pioneering Photographer (1924-1944)
1997 Jan-Mar

Box EX-3: folder 8
Fine Arts at Amherst: A.C. Studio Thesis Students: Scott Campbell, Josh Koppel, Andrea Latvis & James Wood
1997 May

Box EX-3: folder 8
"Language as Object": Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art
1997 Mar-Jun

Box EX-3: folder 8
"Language as Object": Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art - oversize printed material
1997 Mar-Jun

Map case 1, drawer 14
"For Beauty and for Truth": The William and Abigail Gertz Collection of American Still Life
1998 Feb-Apr

Box EX-3: folder 8
The Artist's Eye, The Diviner's Insight: African Art in the Barry D. Maurer Collection
1998 Mar-May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Pastels & Drawings by Russian American Artist Henry Elinson
1998 Oct-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the Twentieth Century
1998 Sep-Dec

Box EX-3: folder 8
The Hanged Man: Cezanne and the Art of the Print
1999 Feb.

Box EX-3: folder 8
Creative Transformations: Japanese Prints from the Collection of William Green
1999 Mar-May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Annual Student Exhibition
1999 Apr-May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Miscellaneous exhibition announcements, 2000s
2000-2009

Box EX-3: folder 8
Chuck Close Self-Portrait/Scribble/Etching Portfolio
2000 Nov-Mar

Box EX-3: folder 8
The World Opened Wide: Twentieth-Century Russian Women Artists from the Collection of Thomas P. Whitney '37
2001 Mar-May

Box EX-3: folder 8
Casa Mañana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts
2001 Mar-Apr

Box EX-4: folder 8
Emmet Gowin Photographs
2001 Mar-Apr

Box EX-4: folder 8
Myth and Madness of Ophelia
2001 Oct-Dec

Box EX-4: folder 8
A New York View: Modern Art from the Collection of Steven M. Jacobson '53
2001 Jun-Oct

Box EX-4: folder 8
"Locally Grown": Photographs by Jerome Liebling
2001 Jul-Aug

Box EX-4: folder 8
Humanity in Action Resistance and Rescue: Photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman
2001 Aug-Oct

Box EX-4: folder 8
18 Alumni Artists
2001 Oct-Dec

Box EX-4: folder 8
The Silver Age Endured: Russian Costume Design
2001

Box EX-4: folder 8
Casa Mañana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts
2002 Mar-Apr

Box EXH-4: folder 8
Casa Mañana: The Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts
2002 Mar-Apr

Box OS-2: folder 3
The Belles of Amherst: Contemporary Women Artists
2002 May-Sep

Box EX-4: folder 3
An American in Europe: The Photography Collection of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim from the Norton Museum of Art
2002 Sep-Dec

Box EX-4: folder 3
Assembly/Line: Works by 20th Century Sculptors
2002 Oct-Dec

Box EX-4: folder 3
American Edge: Photographs by Steve Schapiro (folder 1 of 3)
2003 Feb-Mar

Box EX-4: folder 3
American Edge: Photographs by Steve Schapiro (folder 2 of 3): catalog
2003 Feb-Mar

Box EX-4: folder 3
American Edge: Photographs by Steve Schapiro (folder 3 of 3): articles and notes about
2003 Feb-Mar

Box EX-4: folder 3
American Edge: Photographs by Steve Schapiro: posters for films
2003 Feb-Mar

Box OS-2: folder 4
Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University (1955-1972) - general
2003 Feb-Jun

Box EX-4: folder 4
Critical Mass - ephemera
2003 Feb-Jun

Box EX-4: folder 4
Critical Mass- guide to exhibit and catalog
2003 Feb-Jun

Box EX-4: folder 4
Critical Mass- news articles and press release
2003 Feb-Jun

Box EX-4: folder 4
Critical Mass - museum file
2003 Feb-Jun

Box EX-4: folder 4
Critical Mass: poster and book cover
2003 Feb-Jun

Box OS-2: folder 5
Amherst College Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit
2003 Sep-Nov

Box EX-4: folder 5
Off The Beaten Track: Contemporary Mindscapes
2003 Sep-Dec

Box EX-4: folder 5
Visions of Hati: Vodou and Carnaval à Jacmel: Photographs by Phyllis Galembo
2004 Feb-May

Box EX-4: folder 5
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds: Yoruba Textiles and Photographs from the Beier Collection - catalog
2004 Feb-Apr

Box EX-4: folder 5
Note:

Includes electronic media.

Cloth Only Wears to Shreds - notes for catalog
2004 Feb-Apr

Box EX-4: folder 5
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds - mock-up of catalog
2004 Feb-Apr

Box EX-4: folder 5
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds - invitations and flyers
2004 Feb-Apr

Box EX-5: folder 5
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds - articles about and notes on exhibition
2004 Feb-Apr

Box EX-5: folder 5
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds - related VHS videocassette and DVD
2004

Box OS-1: folder 5
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds: event posters
2004 Feb-May

Box OS-2: folder 6
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds: poster in mailer
2004 Feb-May

Box OS-2: folder 7
Cloth Only Wears to Shreds: layout for catalog
2004 Feb-May

Box OS-2: folder 8
Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side: Photographs by Bruce Davidson (folder 1 of 3) Catalog and Invitations
2004 Sep-Oct

Box EX-5: folder 8
Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side (folder 2 of 3) articles about exhibition
2004 Sep-Oct

Box EX-5: folder 8
Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side (folder 3 of 3) Press Release and Articles about the Artist
2004 Sep-Oct

Box EX-5: folder 8
Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side: Newspaper
2004 Sep-Oct

Box OS-2: folder 9
In Response to the Pain of War
2004 Oct-Dec

Box EX-5: folder 9
In Response to the Pain of War - press release and articles
2004 Oct-Dec

Box EX-5: folder 9
In Response to the Pain of War - articles and invitations
2004 Oct-Dec

Box EX-5: folder 9
Note:

Includes electronic media.

In Response to the Pain of War: Poster
2004 Oct-Dec

Box OS-2: folder 10
Town and Country: Modern Life in America
2005 Jan-May

Box EX-5: folder 10
"Quicker than a Wink": Photographs by Harold Edgerton
2005 Jan-Apr

Box EX-5: folder 10
The Empress Josephine: Art and Royal Identity (3 folders)
2005 Sep-Dec

Box EX-5: folder 10
Note:

Includes electronic media.

The Empress Josephine: posters
2005 Sep-Dec

Box OS-2: folder 11
Duane Michals: Photography and Reality
2006 Jan-Apr

Box EX-5: folder 11
Natalia Goncharova: Mystical images of War
2006 Feb-Jun

Box EX-5: folder 11
The Print, The Pear and the Prostitute: Art Politics and Society in 19th Century France
2006 May-Aug

Box EX-5: folder 11
Pop!
2006 Aug

Box EX-5: folder 11
Dutch Masters of the 17th Century
2006 Aug

Box EX-5: folder 11
Some Assembly Required: Cumulative Visions
2006 Aug-Sep

Box EX-5: folder 11
George Bellows: A Ringside Seat
2006 Sep-Dec

Box EX-5: folder 11
Gifts from the Ebb Tide and the World of Kitagawa Utamaro
2006 Sep-Dec

Box EX-5: folder 11
The Magic of Signs: American and European Art of the 1950s and 60s
2007

Box EX-5: folder 11
Visionary Anatomies (Richard Yarde)
2007 Jan-Mar

Box EX-5: folder 11
Through British Eyes: British Art at the Mead
2007 Jan-Aug

Box EX-5: folder 11
Back to the Future: Contemporary American Art from the Collection
2007 Mar-Aug

Box EX-5: folder 11
Stephan Koplowitz: Revealed: Installation/Performance
2007 Sep

Box EX-5: folder 11
Off The Shelf: Artists' Books from Amherst College Collections
2007 Sep-Nov

Box EX-5: folder 11
A Room With a View: The Photography of Abelardo Morell
2007-2008

Box EX-5: folder 11
A Room with a View: Poster for film
2007

Box OS-2: folder 12
The Third Space: Cultural Identity Today
2008 Feb-Jun

Box EX-5: folder 12
The Third Space: Cultural Identity Today: poster
2008 Feb-Jun

Box OS-2: folder 13
Alarm de Alarm (Propaganda in Alaska) Works by Jonathan Meese
2008 Oct

Box EX-5: folder 13
Arthur Lourié and the Voice of Silver-Age Russia
2009 Oct

Box EX-5: folder 13
Michael Mazur Coming Home: A Memorial Installation
2009 Oct

Box EX-5: folder 13
Lino Mannocci: Sea, Sky Smoke
2009-2010

Box EX-5: folder 13
Miscellaneous exhibition announcements, 2010s
2010-2019

Box EX-5: folder 13
Orra White Hitchcock: An Amherst Woman of Art and Science
2011 Jan

Box EX-5: folder 13
PHOTOdocument: Twentieth-Century American Photography and Found Text
2012 Mar-Jul

Box EX-5
Series 2: PRINTED MATERIAL



Series 2, Printed Material, 1930s-present, is organized into five sub-series:

Subseries A: Annual Reports



Annual reports
2008-2011

Box PRM-1: folder 1-2
Subseries B: Mead Monographs,
1979-1989


The Classical Collection at Amherst College
1979

Box PRM-2: folder 1
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (2 copies)
1980

Box PRM-2: folder 2
Decorative Arts at Amherst College (2 copies)
1981-1982

Box PRM-2: folder 3
Masterworks of European Sculpture (2 copies)
1983

Box PRM-2: folder 4
Nineteenth-Century American Art (2 copies)
1985

Box PRM-2: folder 5
British Art (2 copies)
1985-1986

Box PRM-2: folder 6
British Art (2 copies)
1985-1986

Box PRM-2: folder 7
French Art (2 copies)
1987-1988

Box PRM-2: folder 8
French Art (2 copies)
1987-1988

Box PRM-2: folder 9
Italian-Netherlandish Paintings
1989

Box PRM-2: folder 10
Language as Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art
1997

Box PRM-2: folder 11
The Artist's Eye, The Diviner's Insight: African Art in the Barry D. Maurer Collection by John Pemberton II
1998

Box PRM-2: folder 12
Subseries C: Art Notes,
1998-2007


Art Notes
1998-2007

Box PRM-3: folder 0
Subseries D: Posters



Mather Art Gallery poster and related clippings
1934-1985

Box OS-3: folder 1
Posters, 1960s through 2010s
1960-2009

Box OS-3: folder 2-6
Arrangement:

Folders arranged by decade.

Undated posters
n.d.

Box OS-3: folder 7
Artist-in-residence posters
n.d.

Box OS-3: folder 8
Subseries E: Articles and Miscellaneous



Newspaper clippings about art exhibitions
1950-1999

Box PRM-3: folder 1
Printed material
1920s

Box PRM-3: folder 2
Printed material
1930s

Box PRM-3: folder 3
Printed material - exhibitions
1940s

Box PRM-3: folder 4
Printed material
1960s

Box PRM-3: folder 5
Press Release - AC News Bureau - Art Exhibition
1963-1964

Box PRM-3: folder 6
Printed material
1980s

Box PRM-3: folder 7
Printed material
1990s

Box PRM-3: folder 8
Printed material
2000s

Box PRM-3: folder 9
Calendar
2003

Box OS-2: folder 1
Printed material - events at the Mead not part of exhibitions
2008, n.d.

Box OS-2: folder 2
Related Exhibitions in other museums
1992-2007

Box PRM-3: folder 10
Spring
2001

Box PRM-3: folder 11
"Mead Art Museum" by Trinkett Clark in American Art Review
June 2004

Box PRM-3: folder 12
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Collection Guide (4 copies with different covers)
2011

Box PRM-3: folder 13-14
Series 3: ART GALLERY GUEST BOOKS
1874-1879, 1970-1980


Scope and content:

Guest books recording visitor entries to museum galleries.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

-
1874-1879

Box GBK-1: folder 1
Mead
1970 Nov 30-1972 Mar 22

Box GBK-1: folder 2
Mead
1977 Feb 28-1978 Apr

Box GBK-1: folder 3
Mead
1978 APRM-1979 May

Box GBK-1: folder 4
Mead
1979 Jun-1980 Dec

Box GBK-1: folder 5

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Subjects
  • Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
  • Art museums--Massachusetts--Amherst.
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  • Art--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Mead Art Building--History--Sources.
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  • Exhibition catalogs--Amherst College.
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