The Department of Art is so happy to be back up and running teaching our classes remote and in-person. We know these times are challenging, confusing and uncertain but our faculty and staff are here to provide you with all the resources you will need to make for a successful and productive undergraduate and graduate experience. We wish you a great fall semester!
Professor Shona Macdonald,
Chair, Department of Art
Please join us in congratulating our 2020 class of Seniors completing their BFA in Studio Art and read a congratulatory message from the Department Chair, Professor Shona Macdonald. Junior awardees from each discipline are recognized here, as well.
View our FAQ sheet here. Information will be updated as it becomes available.
The Department of Art is committed to educating its students to become contemporary artists through in-depth core disciplines as well as interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to making art.
The Visiting Artists, Curators and Practitioners Series is on hold during the COVID19 crisis. Our series offers diverse and vibrant programming of between five – six speakers each of whom conducts a lecture centered on their work and practice, as well as visiting with students in their studio-settings. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Herter Gallery is temporarily closed due to the COVID19 crisis. Herter Gallery is the oldest exhibition space on the UMass Amherst campus. Its primary purpose is to arrange for the display and study of works of art consonant with the educational mission of the university’s Art Department.
May 08, 2020
May 8th, 2020 - Congratulations Seniors!
April 21, 2020
FAQ and Information Specific to the Art Department
April 21, 2020
Art Majors have been assigned a team of advisors. You will be contacted by them via your UMass email account....