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Upcoming Events

Infinity Mirror

Herter Hall | East Gallery
(All day)

A painting exhibition curated by UMass MFA alumnus Sean Greene, featuring recent works by Sean Greene, Warren Isensee, Xylor Jane, Gary Petersen, and Nichole Van Beek. Each of the five contemporary painters demonstrate a unique affinity for color, geometry, and repetition. Using modest means, the skill and technique they bring to their task underscores the variety of ways that painting can be employed to engage and challenge modernist conventions with respect to abstract painting.

Reception on March 3, 4:00-6:00pm.

Location: Herter Hall | East Gallery

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Flora and Schema

Herter Hall | West Gallery
(All day)

An exhibition by Korean-born artist Jieun Shin, also a UMass MFA alumnus, in which she exploring themes of ‘cultural dislocation’ and ‘estrangement’ in the context of our increasingly hybrid visual culture.

Reception March 3rd, 4-6pm.

Location: Herter Hall | West Gallery

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Brooklyn LoL & the BronxMan | Housner ReTRospect Project/ 4Decades

New Africa House | Augusta Savage Gallery
(All day)

For over 50 years, Marlene and Richard Housner's work has been collaborative. Whether working together on polyester resin sculptures, plaster, or paint they have always moved toward new horizons.  Thriving in the pioneering loft decade of the '60s in New York City, the Housners studied at Hunter College with pace-setters: William Baziotes, Ray Parker, Gabor Peterdi, Richard Lippold, Ponce de Leon, George Surgarman, Eugene Goosen and William Rubin. Throughout that period, Marlene and Richard taught art, and worked in set and costume design & construction. Then, in the early 1970s, they moved to Heath, MA.  While in western Massachusetts, Marlene exhibited extensively and served as director for the UMass Arts Council in the 1990s. The couple returned to New England in 2000 for yet a new venture into their mutual pursuits and individualized departures. As Marlene says, "It's the process that is the most exciting.”    “It has always worked well for us,” Richard concluded. 

This exhibit running from March 25 through April 15 is free and open to the general public; Opening Reception on March 25, 5-7pm.

For more information: 413-545-5177or visit the Augusta Savage Gallery.

Location: New Africa House | Augusta Savage Gallery

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Renaissance Wednesday Lecture Series

Renaissance Center | Reading Room
4:00pm

Seth Coluzzi, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Brandeis University, lectures at the Renaissance Center Reading Room. 

Location: Renaissance Center | Reading Room

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Literature of the 16th Century with Marie Roche

Renaissance Center | Reading Room
6:00pm

Marie Roche will teach a community class on literature of the 16th Century. Readings will be provided. This community class is free, but please pre-register by March 31st. 

Location: Renaissance Center | Reading Room

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UMass New Play Lab: Sagittarius Ponderosa

Fine Arts Center | The Curtain Theater
7:30pm

A meditation on the natural and cosmic cycles of the world around us, MJ Kaufmann’s Sagittarius Ponderosatells the story of a family in flux. Archer (still Angela to his family) returns home to Central Oregon to care for his dying father. At night under an old Ponderosa Pine he meets Owen, a graduate student looking back to the past to right the environmental imbalances of the present. Delicately rendered and gently funny, Sagittarius Ponderosa is an honest, distinctive portrait of individual growth and familial renewal.

Thursday, 3/26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 3/28, 2pm 
Wednesday, 4/1, 7:30 pm
Friday, 4/3, 7:30 pm

Now in its second year, the UMass New Play Lab exists to develop exceptional new plays in collaboration with visionary playwrights. This nationally-recognized playwriting festival will showcase two innovative, challenging new works in staged readings that follow ten intensive days of rehearsal with the authors in residence.

Location: Fine Arts Center | The Curtain Theater

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Infinity Mirror

Herter Hall | East Gallery
(All day)

A painting exhibition curated by UMass MFA alumnus Sean Greene, featuring recent works by Sean Greene, Warren Isensee, Xylor Jane, Gary Petersen, and Nichole Van Beek. Each of the five contemporary painters demonstrate a unique affinity for color, geometry, and repetition. Using modest means, the skill and technique they bring to their task underscores the variety of ways that painting can be employed to engage and challenge modernist conventions with respect to abstract painting.

Reception on March 3, 4:00-6:00pm.

Location: Herter Hall | East Gallery

More >

Flora and Schema

Herter Hall | West Gallery
(All day)

An exhibition by Korean-born artist Jieun Shin, also a UMass MFA alumnus, in which she exploring themes of ‘cultural dislocation’ and ‘estrangement’ in the context of our increasingly hybrid visual culture.

Reception March 3rd, 4-6pm.

Location: Herter Hall | West Gallery

More >