Mead Art Museum receives $3 million gift from John and Sue Wieland

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College announced today that it has received a gift of $3 million from John Wieland ’58 and his wife Sue to endow the Mead Director and Chief Curator position and to support contemporary art acquisitions. Long-time supporters of Amherst College and the Mead, the Wielands decided to make their gift to indicate support for a larger set of initiatives at the Museum that have included, over the last two years, a comprehensive reinstallation of the collection and an increased focus on cultivating exhibitions and programs that bring new, international voices to Amherst and more actively engage campus audiences. “We are deeply grateful to John and Sue Wieland for this generous gift to Amherst and for their commitment to ensuring that the Mead’s exhibitions, educational programming and collection-building continue

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