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Turn Back Time: A Century-Old Carousel Reveals New Insights through Memory

Monday, December 7, 2020

Coming across a full-size, antique carousel in a nearly vacant academic building will stop you in your tracks. But it’s the sound that gets you. Vimoksha by Kathryn Fanelli ‘20MFA­—part of her thesis exhibition entitled The Passing Show—is a site-specific installation of a century-old merry-go-round, which has been stripped of paint and gilding to reveal a bare, wooden platform and stark, metallic horses. It was originally intended to be interactive, experienced by students and others as they moved through the Studio Arts Building on the UMass Amherst campus during their daily routines, and powered by electric motor. Due to the building’s limited use resulting from restrictions put in place in response to COVID-19, Vimoksha can be experienced in small groups by appointment only. And it's powered manually.

Diversity and Racial Justice Courses

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Spring 2021 List of Courses: Diversity and Racial Justice in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts ...

Advising for Art Minors

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Dear students,...

Newsletter 10/23

Friday, October 23, 2020

  Announcements Art Majors - Registration Begins! Registration for BA/BFA Studio Art and BFA Art Education begins November 2 and you will be assigned dates on Spire were you can enroll i...

Advising for Art Majors

Monday, October 19, 2020

Art Majors - Registration Begins!...
Art by Daria Bobrova, Class of 2020

Spring 2020 Senior Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Congratulations to all our Spring 2020 graduates!  Our Department's Senior Recognition Ceremony was held via Zoom on Friday, May 8.  Video and audio recordings of the full ceremony are available...