Month of July 2018
The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Of Our Spiritual Strivings: W.E.B. Du Bois at 150” in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25.

March 1—August 22, 2018
This event does NOT occur on:
May 13—August 19, Sundays, July 4

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lower Level and Floor 25

Thirteen artists and architects have created outdoor installations on the UMass Amherst campus and in the town of Amherst, connecting “town and gown” in innovative ways.

July 1—November 1, 2018

All Campus

This lecture considers what happens to “opera” in the translation from live performance to fixed media in the context of DEFA films. 

July 2, 2018
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

South College, E470

Joachim Herz’s masterful 1962 staging of The Flying Dutchman prompted a request to make a cinematic adaptation. It introduced a leftist approach to Wagner reception by emphasizing the perspective of the young heroine, Senta

July 2, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

East German Künstlerfilme—films about artists both real and imaginary—offer unique insights into the changing socio-political agendas of cultural policy in the GDR and the East Bloc.  

July 3, 2018
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

South College, E470

Konrad Wolf and scriptwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase based this exploration of the role of art and the artist in socialist society on sculptor Werner Stötzer.

July 3, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Amherst Cinema
Today is Independence Day, a federal holiday in the United States.

July 4, 2018

All Campus

 A screening of the films Träumerei and  Beethoven - Days of a Life.

July 4, 2018
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

There were many women artists in East Germany, in large part due to the GDR’s long-term emphasis on gender equality.

July 5, 2018
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

South College, E470

Käthe Kollwitz was 47 and a successful artist when her son Peter was killed in WWI. Though always politically active, her son’s death turned Kollwitz to radical pacifism and reflections on the meaning of war in her art.

July 5, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Isenberg School of Management, 137

A selection of short films on visual artists in the GDR. Introduction by April Eisman, Iowa State University.

July 6, 2018
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

 A series of short films that examine the 1980s alternative art scene in East Germany.

July 9, 2018
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Screening of the films Quick Animation and Claiming Space: The Independent Art Exhibit Scene in the GDR.

July 9, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Join MaryBeth Kimball, director of New Business Development & Recruitment for Professional Programs, to learn more about Isenberg’s Online MBA program.

July 10, 2018
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Online

Presenting the GDR rock music scene of the late 1980s. From well-established bands like Silly, to underground rock bands like Feeling B, this road movie includes clips from concerts and interviews with musicians and fans

July 10, 2018
7:00 pm-9:30 pm

Amherst Cinema
Join Mike Famighette, director of the Full-time MBA, to learn more about Isenberg’s two-year residential Full-time MBA program.

July 11, 2018
12:00 pm

Online

Highly acclaimed East German poets, songwriters and clowns Steffen Mensching and Hans-Eckardt Wenzel performed in the independent cabaret group Karls Enkel (Karl’s Grandchildren), founded in 1976. This film is based on their cabaret skits, which satirized current events and were frowned upon by the authorities. 

July 11, 2018
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

In its 37th year,  Jazz in July is a summer-intensive workshop examining the technique, history, and culture of jazz. Here we present our student combos and vocalists in a relaxed, club environment. 

July 11, 2018
7:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center

In the wake of German unification, the long and contentious 1990s saw many of East Germany’s artists come under attack.

July 11, 2018
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Old Chapel

A team of artists was commissioned to create the Marx-Engels Forum, a sculpture group commemorating the international workers’ movement in the center of East Berlin. 

July 12, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S240

Jazz in July Faculty Concert featuring Sheila Jordan, Avery Sharpe, Winard Harper, Earl MacDonald, Jeff Holmes, Barry Ries, Bob Ferrier, Bruce Diehl, Genevieve Rose, Ted Sullivan.

July 12, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

This concert is the culmination of all the hard work of the week! Student combos and vocalists perform their best for the day. 

July 13, 2018
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Pack a lunch, grab some chairs, and bring your friends to the beautiful Luther Burbank Park for a complimentary Wooden O performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

July 14, 2018
1:00 pm

Luther Burbank Park
Celebrate "hump day" with fellow alumni living in the Greater Boston Area for our first summer happy hour and enjoy fantastic views of Boston from the Revere Rooftop.

July 18, 2018
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Revere Rooftop
In its 37th year,  Jazz in July is a summer-intensive workshop examining the technique, history, and culture of jazz. Here we present our student combos and vocalists in a relaxed, club environment.  

July 18, 2018
7:00 pm

Campus Center, Marriott Center

Jazz in July Faculty Concert featuring Steve Davis, Steve Johns, Catherine Jensen-Hole, Jeff Holmes, Greg Caputo, Bob Ferrier, Felipe Salles, Genevieve Rose, Shigefumi Tomita. 

July 19, 2018
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

This concert is the culmination of all the hard work of the week! Student combos and vocalists perform their best for the day. 

July 20, 2018
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Join UMass alumni and friends to see the Harrisburg Senators play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as part of Star Wars Night!

July 21, 2018
7:05 pm

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
You're invited to join Chancellor Subbaswamy at River Roast for an evening of socializing and networking.

July 26, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

River Roast
Enjoy an exciting day of golf at the beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth while supporting UMass football.

July 30, 2018
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Pinehills Golf Club