The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Upcoming Exhibitions


Without a Trace: BFA Thesis Exhibition

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (All day)

Without A Trace: Breaking Borders is a BFA Thesis Exhibition by Melanie Anne Griffith that focuses on how cartooning helped her to break free from the borders the world had set against her.

The words "Alter/Altar" on a pale pink background


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (All day)

HERTER ART GALLERY is pleased to present ALTER/ALTAR, an exhibition of work by graduate students in the Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

"Colored China Rags I" by Juana Valdes

The Colored Bone China

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (All day)

Juana Valdés' multi-disciplinary practice combines printmaking, photography, sculpture, performance, and ceramic. Valdes' artwork examines the post-colonial history of the Americas and the current representation of Latinos, Caribbean citizens, Blacks or what constitute "Other" in mainstream America.

detail from "Telling the Bees" by Kathryn Fanelli

We Grow Accustomed to the Dark: a special exhibit in conjunction with the 6th annual Amherst Poetry Festival

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (All day)

We Grow Accustomed to the Dark is an exhibition which investigates the role of identity in the current political climate by probing the connection between poetry and visual art. 11 visual artists and 4 poets come together as part of the 6th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival and draw on deeply rooted personal experiences to address the complexities of identity politics, class, gender, education, and (de)industrialization.

painting of nebulous white form on a dark background


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (All day)

Ghosted presents current work from six second-year graduate students. Working across media, scale, and themes, these artists are conceptually united through their affinity for the immaterial,...
Student work from CARBON

CARBON: an exhibition of work by undergraduate and graduate students

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (All day)

Carbon is an exhibition of work by the 2017 recipients of the Collaborative Aggregates Art Scholarship. It brings together six undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art who work in a broad range of materials, languages, and concerns. Some explore the dynamic relationship between the body, performance, and place. Others mine personal and social memories to create intimate landscapes of photographs, drawings, letters, and prints