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17th May 2012
Exhibitions
   
 

Picturing Enlightenment: Thangka in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
This special exhibition marks the completion of an extensive project to conserve the Mead Art Museum’s collection of thangka (pronounced “tan-kah”)—scroll paintings of Buddhist figures. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, Amherst College’s eighteen thangka, primarily from Tibet, have been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired by conservators at Museum Textile Services in Andover, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Camille Myers Breeze. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and additional support from the Amherst College Department of Religion underwrote the conservation treatment. The Louis and Nettie Horch Foundation provided further support for the conservation of one thangka.
For more information, visit www.amherst.edu/museums/mead/programs/2011exhib/picturingenlightenment.

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The Cat Lover Speaks
"The Cat Lover Speaks" is an exhibition, curated by Sally Fisher AC '12, of books and prints featuring felines from the Mortimer Rare Book Room. See historical cats, cats in costume, cute cats, cats and rats, and more. For more information: mrbr@smith.edu or 413-585-2906. To check Library hours, see: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/hours

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Theater
   
 

The Strength of Stones
Student written production, by Samantha Noble 12, Directed by Katie Stewart 12. The play was written as an exploration of evil for the Kahn Liberal Art Institutes "Evil Project".

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