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Alumni Weekend with HFA

Join fellow alumni and friends of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts in Amherst for events during Alumni Weekend. Reconnect with the campus as you learn about new initiatives at HFA.

HFA Alumni Weekend Events

Studio Art Print Sale 

Art majors have created a selection of work especially for viewing and sale during Alumni Weekend. Come see their talent first-hand, visit the Studio Arts Building and support these aspiring artists!​

HFA Senior Recognition & Commencement

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Senior Recognition Schedule

This year the official Undergraduate Commencement, at which degrees will be conferred, will take place on Friday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on campus. Click here for more information and details about caps and gowns, parking, and other guest services.

English Professor Wins Fulbright Award

Earlier this year, Associate Professor of English Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge was awarded a prestigious Fulbright award, which will allow her to study and research abroad in Spain.

Prominent Black Female Artists to visit UMass Amherst

Three prominent African-American artists — Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, singer and social activist Bernice Reagon Johnson and poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez — will share the stage in a public conversation about “Black Women in the Arts in the 21st Century” on Monday, March 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Hosted by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst, the event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

A community of artists comes together to create Street Scene

From UMass Theater Department:

Street Scene is the most influential show you’ve never heard of. This 1947 artistic hybrid, the result of an unlikely collaboration among playwright Elmer Rice, poet Langston Hughes and composer Kurt Weill, left a huge mark on musical theater, with everyone from Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim taking inspiration from its innovations.

HFA to Host Study Tour of Turkey

The UMass Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts in partnership with the Alumni Association announces a special study tour to Turkey, directed by UMass Professor of Art History Walter B.

In Loving Memory

Walter Kamys, esteemed professor of Art, died on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Elaine Center in Hadley, MA just months after celebrating his 96th birthday with family and friends at his home in Sunderland, MA.

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