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At UMass Amherst campus

March 23, 2017

Caitlin Cherry was chosen by Kara Walker for the first printmaking residency collaboration between UMCA and UMass Art Department, which has just been completed. At UMass she has been working under the direction of Assistant Professor Juana Valdes, with guidance from master printer Mikael Petraccia and project assistant Lauren Bennett, MFA Alumna. 

January 25, 2017 to February 22, 2017

Comic art is a worldwide and intensely democratic medium with the power to give voice to the voiceless and marginalized. The exhibition “Direct Action Comics: Politically Engaged Comics and Graphic Novels” will present over 50 of the most influential and provocative graphic novels dealing with political and social issues.

November 29, 2016

November 21, 2016 to December 12, 2016

October 19, 2016 to November 14, 2016

Family histories, identities and memory are the subject of artist Kelly Popoff's large scale paintings. 
Herter Gallery (West Gallery)
October 19 - November 14
Gallery hours: M - F, 11 am - 4 pm
Sundays, 1 - 4 pm, Closed Saturdays.

October 13, 2016 to November 14, 2016

Jen Simms is an alumna of the Art Department's MFA program.  "My woven abstractions, landscapes and portraits are emotional reactions to the absurdity of the human species, world politics, and our changing environment."
Herter Gallery (East Gallery)
October 19 - November 14
Gallery hours: M - F, 11 am - 4 pm
Sundays, 1 - 4 pm, Closed Saturdays.

September 15, 2016 to November 20, 2016

CoBrA, an interdisciplinary movement named after its home cities- Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam- caused a revolution in modern art. This exhibition presents the history of Cobra through paintings, sculpture, prints, and primary documents by artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, and Corneille. It is organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and curated by UMass Assistant Professor Karen Kurczynski.


September 14, 2016 to October 14, 2016

Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present  an exhibition comprising  fifty photographic portraits entitled: “Portrayals: Selected Works by Chuck Close and Nafis Azad”,. 

As the title suggests, each artist was tasked with the challenge of choosing  twenty-five portraits from each others oeuvre.