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Exhibit: Speak To Me Of Rivers

Event Details

February 12—March 1, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 16—March 3, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Room: 33

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Betsey Wolfson

Speak To Me Of Rivers

An Exploration of Race, Identity, and Lived Experience in Contemporary African American Art

Curated by Kiara Hill

On View: February 12March 3, 2019

Inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “A Negro Speaks of Rivers,” the exhibition Speak to Me of Rivers explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists. The exhibition will be on view from February 12 through March 3.

Curated by Kiara Hill, UMCA Graduate Assistant and PhD candidate in Afro-American Studies, and in partnership with the UMass W.E.B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department, this interactive exhibition features works from the UMCA permanent collection by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lorna Simpson, among others.



The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) is located on the lower of the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center. Directions to the Fine Arts Center

Event Category

Art Exhibit