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Opening Reception: 'Color In Containment'

Event Details

March 22, 2018
4:30 pm-6:30 pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Betsey Wolfson

Join curators Margaret Wilson (M.F.A. Studio Arts, 2019, candidate) Alison Ritacco (M.A. Art History, 2019) to view their exhibition. 

"Color in Containment" examines the use of color within a group of works to ask a difficult question: can color be controlled? Should it be? The exhibition, including pieces by Patrick Hughes, Andy Warhol, and Pipilotti Rist, among others, imagines vibrant works of art from the UMCA permanent collection as specimens under glass, inviting viewers to make their own discoveries about the necessity or futility of containing color. 

The University Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual Curatorial Fellowship exhibition — now in its 11th year — is the culmination of a year-long independent project. It is a collaboration between the art history and studio arts graduate programs. The fellowship is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curation in a museum setting. Over the years it has provided students with hands on experience and highly valuable skills in the job market.


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 Opening/Closing