Following a highly competitive national search, Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum has named a new director. David E. Little, curator and head of the Department of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), will assume the helm of the Mead on Aug. 31. An experienced teacher and administrator, Little brings 25 years of knowledge and expertise to the position, said Catherine Epstein, dean of the faculty at Amherst. “He is a skilled curator and creator of successful exhibitions, has extensive experience using art collections for educational and curricular goals and has proven himself an adept administrator and fundraiser,” she said. “I am confident he will significantly increase the Mead’s value as a resource of art and education for our campus and community.” Geology professor and Beneski Museum of

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