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Art Exhibition: 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival

Event Details

September 5—September 21, 2018, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
September 9—September 23, 2018, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Herter Art Gallery

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Procheta Olson
We Grow Accustomed to the Dark is an exhibition that investigates the role of identity in the current political climate by probing the connection between poetry and visual art. Eleven visual artists and four poets come together as part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival and use a variety of approaches to address the complexities of identity politics, class, gender, education, and industrialization. Their work, which is deeply rooted in personal experiences, becomes a gateway by which the viewer can explore these issues.
The artists in this show are Amanda Boggs, Kathryn Fanelli, Kelsi Giguere, Francis Greenleaf, Althea Keaton, Nikki Maloof, Bibiana Medkova, Kenneth Murphy, Xuan Pham, Kelly Popoff, and Margaret Wilson. Their work encompasses a promising diversity of languages and mediums, ranging from photography, video, animation, performance, painting, to installation. The gallery will host a poetry reading on September 21, 2018, to celebrate this noteworthy collaboration with the Amherst Poetry Festival. The poets who will

Please join us at the  opening reception and the poetry reading to celebrate this exciting dialogue between visual art and poetry.


Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71, west of the Whitmore Administration Building.

Event Category

Art Exhibit