Opening Reception for Fractured: The Modern Nude
April 2, 2014
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
University Museum of Contemporary Art
UMass Amherst Campus
Curated by 2014 MA candidates in Art History Brittany Mayo and Maureen McVeigh, Fractured: The Modern Nude, opening March 26, 2014 at the University Museum of Contemporary Art, explores the fragmented human body in drawings and photography from collection of the UMCA. The opening reception will feature Brittany Mayo and Maureen McVeigh in discussion with Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art Karen Kurcyznski.
Fractured: The Modern Nude is presented as the culmination of the 2013-2014 University of Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellowship, a yearlong independent study conducted in collaboration with the Art History Program in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History. The fellowship entails all aspects of producing an exhibition, including grant writing, researching the UMCA’s permanent collection, and developing concepts and theoretical underpinnings. The success of this program is made possible through the support and guidance of Loretta Yarlow (Museum Director), Eva Fierst (Curator of Education), Justin Griswold (Collections Manager), Nancy Noble (Lecturer in Art History) and Karen Kurczynski (Assistant Professor of Art History).