Month: November 2015

Participatory Art: Amherst College Family Weekend 2015

On Family Weekend this fall, staff at the Mead enlisted the help of Amherst students and their families to produce a painting of the museum on a three-by-five-foot canvas set up in front of the building. Over a two-hour period, participants collaborated on this single work of art, each bringing unique style, vision, and experience. As experimental artist Oliver Herring has said, “Participatory art is one way of accessing not just art but, through art, your own creativity.”

The Mead’s event also included costumes and props to make photo-booth-style snapshots.

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