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Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)

The UMCA, along with the Department of Architecture, have partnered with the Town of Amherst to build an art and culture bridge– a series of public sculptures– to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus. The exhibition features work by twelve national and local artists and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in future community development.

Artists include: Sarah Braman; Roberley Bell; CLOK (Collective– LOK: William O'Brien Jr., and Michael Kubo); Naomi Darling; Tom Friedman; Josephine Halvorson; Harold Grinspoon; Benjamin Jones; Pamela Matsuda-Dunn; Gary Orlinsky; Rob Swainston; and Erika Zekos

July 1: Exhibition Opens
September 21: Exhibition Reception at UMCA, 5-7:00 p.m.
September 22: XTCA Symposium 10 a.m. ⎼ 5 p.m., parade 4-5:00 p.m. UMCA to downtown Amherst
Nov 1: Exhibition Closes


Sunday, July 1, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018


Various Locations