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Upcoming Events

CoBrA Art Exhibition

University Museum of Contemporary Art
11:00am

CoBrA, an interdisciplinary and trans-national European avant-garde movement named after its home cities — Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam — caused a revolution in modern art in just three years (1948–51) of creative activity that continues to influence artists working today. 

Organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and guest-curated by UMass Amherst assistant professor Karen Kurczynski, a leading scholar of Danish CoBrA artist Asger Jorn (1914–1973), who represents a new generation of art historians specializing in CoBrA, the exhibition presents the history of the movement through paintings, sculpture, prints, and primary documents by artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, and Corneille.

There is no cost to attend. All are welcome.

Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art

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James Gehrt: The Weight of Air

Hampden Gallery
1:00pm

The Weight of Air is a cross-disciplinary, multi-media exhibition by photographer, videographer, and imaging specialist James Gehrt, a fine art photographer and imaging specialist residing in Western Massachusetts.

Gehrt received his BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1991 and has worked with collections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Archives, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of the City of New York, and the Met Opera.

Hampden Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. –  6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Hampden Gallery

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"From Literary, Language and Cultural Studies to Citizen's Diplomacy in Ecuador"

Herter Hall | Room 601
6:00pm

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies presents “From Literary, Language and Cultural Studies to Citizen's Diplomacy in Ecuador," a talk by Esther A. Cuesta, Ecuador's Vice Minister of Human Mobility. Cuesta received her BA in Spanish (with an Italian Minor) from UMass Amherst in 2002, returning to complete her MA and PhD in Comparative Literature (2009, 2015). She will be discussing how her formation in languages, literatures, and cultures prepared her for her current diplomatic position.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Programs of Spanish, Portuguese and Comparative Literature; and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies. The talk is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

Location: Herter Hall | Room 601

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CoBrA Art Exhibition

University Museum of Contemporary Art
11:00am

CoBrA, an interdisciplinary and trans-national European avant-garde movement named after its home cities — Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam — caused a revolution in modern art in just three years (1948–51) of creative activity that continues to influence artists working today. 

Organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and guest-curated by UMass Amherst assistant professor Karen Kurczynski, a leading scholar of Danish CoBrA artist Asger Jorn (1914–1973), who represents a new generation of art historians specializing in CoBrA, the exhibition presents the history of the movement through paintings, sculpture, prints, and primary documents by artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, and Corneille.

There is no cost to attend. All are welcome.

Location: University Museum of Contemporary Art

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James Gehrt: The Weight of Air

Hampden Gallery
1:00pm

The Weight of Air is a cross-disciplinary, multi-media exhibition by photographer, videographer, and imaging specialist James Gehrt, a fine art photographer and imaging specialist residing in Western Massachusetts.

Gehrt received his BFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1991 and has worked with collections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Archives, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of the City of New York, and the Met Opera.

Hampden Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m. –  6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Hampden Gallery

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Renaissance Lecture with Tim Carter

Renaissance Center | 650 E. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 01002
4:00pm

Tim Carter of UNC Chapel Hill presents a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture entitled “Listening to Music in Early Baroque Italy.” This lecture is free and open to all. Refreshments are co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

Location: Renaissance Center | 650 E. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 01002

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The Circumference of a Prison: Youth, Race, and the Failures of the American Justice System

Cape Cod Lounge | Student Union
7:00pm

Lecture and book signing with Reginald Dwayne Betts, author of A Question of Freedom, PEN New England Award winner and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice. Arrested at age sixteen, Betts served eight years in an adult prison. Today, Betts uses his experiences to speak about the current state of the criminal justice system—including sentencing juveniles as adults, solitary confinement, maximum security prisons, the collateral consequences of a criminal record—and presents promising ideas for reform. Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Amherst Books.

Location: Cape Cod Lounge | Student Union

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UMass Amherst Homecoming


(All day)

Join the celebrations at UMass Amherst Homecoming 2016. Visit umasalumni.net for a full calendar of events.

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