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Gifts of Art by Amherst College Alumni Artists to Be Featured in Mead Art Museum 2013 Exhibition

The Mead Art Museum announced the acquisition of works by four Amherst College alumni: Elizabeth Hoak-Doering ’88, Michael Huey ’87, Michael Mazur ’57 and Stephen Petegorsky ’75. Conceptually and stylistically wide-ranging, the new drawings, photographs, and paintings will be featured in a large, yearlong exhibition of recent acquisitions planned for 2013.

“The Mead is committed to holding exceptional works by the college’s most distinguished alumni artists, and these new additions certainly fit that bill,” said Elizabeth Barker, the Mead’s director and chief curator. “Since all of the acquisitions involve gifts to the museum from the artists, or from their surviving family members, we also extend our deep gratitude for their generosity. All of us at the museum look forward to sharing these compelling works with the public next year.”

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, please visit or call 413/542-2335.

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