Category: Mead Art Museum

September 28, 2016 Outside Exhibitions, Press

Amanda Valdez interviewed by The Amherst Student

Current Rotherwas Room Artist Amanda Valdez Speaks About Ladies’ Night By Sophie Currin ’17 Posted: September 28, 2016 Read on The Amherst Student The Rotherwas Room in the Mead Art Museum is over 400 years old. According to the Mead, the intricate wood panels that constitute the room have meandered from an English castle to a New York City gallery to Amherst over the last few centuries. The panels were commissioned to be crafted in the early 1600s by English…Read More


September 09, 2016 Press

Amanda Valdez in Art Zealous

“Dance Parties, Feminism & Embroidery With Artist Amanda Valdez” September 9, 2016 by Caitlin Confort Read on Art Zealous Amanda Valdez is an artist who is hot for teacher. Just kidding, but she places an important value on education as her professors promoted her self-expression and encouraged her artistic development throughout the years. When she arrived in the Big Apple for graduate school, Amanda had an amazing cast of educators who challenged and nurtured her as she brought her abstract…Read More


August 20, 2016 Outside Exhibitions

Amanda Valdez at Mead Art Museum Amherst College opens September 8

Mead Art Museum Amherst College announces Rotherwas Project 1: Amanda Valdez, Ladies’ Night. On View September 8, 2016–January 2, 2017 Download exhibition brochure This fall, the historic Rotherwas Room meets contemporary art as the Mead inaugurates its biannual exhibition series, the Rotherwas Project. In “Rotherwas Project 1,” the works of Seattle-born artist Amanda Valdez bring a new palette and iconography to the historic oak-paneled room. Influenced by feminism, quilt design, and non-Western as well as Western art, Ms. Valdez combines paint,…Read More


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