College art museums
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Amherst College Assyrian Reliefs Collection
Identifier: RG 002-004-003
Abstract In a letter of 1856, Amherst President Edward Hitchcock noted that the recently-purchased “sculpted slabs” from ancient Nineveh, then on view in the College’s library, were attracting “more attention than any other specimens in our collection.” Acquired for $250 with the assistance of the Reverend Henry Lobdell (AC 1849) a missionary stationed in Mosul, the group of ancient Assyrian reliefs included this depiction of a winged mythological creature shown in the ritual act of pollinating the...
Dates: 1855 - 1946
Amherst College Mead Art Museum Records
Identifier: RG 002-004-001
Correspondence, research notes, news clippings, guest books, exhibition catalogues, monographs, press releases, and photographs relating to Amherst College's Mead Art Museum. The records include significant documentation of the museum's first major exhibition, the Armory Show Retrospective of 1958.
Dates: 1874-present; Majority of material found within 1946-present