Hours and location
Harold F. Johnson Library Building, Ground Floor
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Mission and Friends
The Hampshire College Art Gallery is a dynamic space for contemporary art and collections-based exhibitions, uniting innovative curatorial approaches with a focus on teaching and learning. Projects often merge questions from the humanities, the sciences, and social inquiry to explore contemporary issues through an interdisciplinary lens. In addition to working with exciting regional, national and international artists, we are committed to supporting students in the rigorous curatorial development of Division III thesis exhibitions.
The Hampshire College Art Gallery is a member of Museums10, collaborative of ten museums that inspire, engage, and enrich their communities through shared experiences of art, literature, history, and the natural world. Other members include the Beneski Museum of Natural History, the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Historic Deerfield, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Smith College Museum of Art, the University Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Yiddish Book Center.
We currently operate on a two year exhibition planning timeline, predominantly working with faculty to develop two curriculum-integrated exhibitions (and related programming) per year for the periods between student thesis shows (which run March-May and November-December). Unfortunately, our gallery is unable to consider unsolicited exhibition proposals or respond to requests for portfolio reviews.