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At UMass Amherst

October 28, 2018

Come tour our facilities, meet faculty, and get individual feedback on your portfolio in advance of your application. Scheduled to coincide with UMass Fall Visit Day, this open house is an excellent opportunity to get a closer look at all the Art Department has to offer. Student work will be on display throughout the building, and faculty will be present to answer questions and give portfolio advice to interested students.

Studio Arts Building Open House »

Studio Arts Building

October 11, 2018

The Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair will feature local internship opportunities in the arts, arts management, and cultural non-profit fields.

A student interacts with a recruiter at the fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair

September 29, 2018

Come and join us on Saturday 29th September from 12pm – 12am for the inaugural Department of Art Drawing Marathon! Sessions will include large-scale wall-drawing, floor-drawing, studio-based workshops, food, and music. You do not have to be an art student to participate. All are welcome.

September 20, 2018

Katherine Behar's interactive installations, videos, performances, and writings explore gender and labor in digital culture. Appearing throughout North America and Europe, her work was the subject of a 2016 survey exhibition at Pera Museum, Istanbul. Based in Brooklyn, she is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College, CUNY.

September 7, 2018

All studio holders, including faculty are required to attend a classroom Art Safety Safety and Fire Safety training every 5th year with mandatory on-line refresher training in the off-years. Laser training is mandatory for everyone that intends to use the laser cutter.

September 5, 2018 to September 23, 2018

We Grow Accustomed to the Dark is an exhibition which investigates the role of identity in the current political climate by probing the connection between poetry and visual art. 11 visual artists and 4 poets come together as part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival and draw on deeply rooted personal experiences to address the complexities of identity politics, class, gender, education, and (de)industrialization.

September 5, 2018

Sign in on the clipboard when you arrive. Hours are for walk-ins or by appointment. To make an appointment, call Lisa at 413-545-6937.

August 20, 2018 to August 24, 2018

From August 20 through August 24, the Department of Art at UMass Amherst hosts a special, intensive summer course taught by industrial hygienist Monona Rossol through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

Rossol will visit UMass Amherst to teach an exclusive course: Health and Safety in the Art Studio (LLART 101).

July 1, 2018 to November 1, 2018

The UMCA, along with the Department of Architecture, have partnered with the Town of Amherst to build an art and culture bridge to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus.

April 19, 2018

Didier William is originally from Port-au-prince Haiti. He received his BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, The Fraenkel Gallery, Frederick and Freiser Gallery, and Gallery Schuster in Berlin.


Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 PM.