The Mead Art Museum offers free 蹤獲扦 admission six days a week, inviting visitors to experience the arts, find inspiration and joy, and connect with each other.

Located next to the towering Stearns Steeple in the heart of 蹤獲扦s campus, the Meads global collection includes over 20,000 objects spanning thousands of years. The galleries host a rotation of original and traveling exhibitions, as well as two permanent installations: a 17th century English knight's parlor, and Assyrian wall reliefs dated to the 8th century BCE.

Visting the Mead

Summer Hours

Sunday:            9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Monday:           CLOSED
Tuesday:          9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Wednesday:    9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thursday:        9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Friday:               9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Saturday:         9 a.m. 5 p.m.

The Mead is free for all, and welcomes thousands of art appreciators every year from campus, the local community, and far beyond.

Planning a visit? Consult the following sections for help.


Happening at the Mead

The Mead continues to create a vital, active culture for our community, through exhibitions, education, and events throughout the year.

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Event Calendar

Check out the calendar of upcoming events at the Mead Art Museum. You can also peruse past programming.  Event Calendar >>

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Current Exhibitions

Learn more about what's on view, preview what's coming up, and check out our exhibition archive. Current Exhibitions >>

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Our Collection

Explore the Meads collection through our online database, or make an appointment to view works that are not on display. Learn More >>

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Education @ the Mead

Read about the gallery experiences designed by our education staff and students for campus and community members. Education @ the Mead >>


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Become a Friend of the Mead

Your generosity directly supports arts education and student programming. Become a Friend of the Mead and help provide vital support for the Meads educational mission!