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John Bracey standing in front of a painting.

Spotlight Scholar: Afro-American Studies Chair John Bracey

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Few scholars can boast the academic pedigree of Afro-American Studies professor and chair John Bracey. His family comprises four generations of teachers. Bracey’s grandparents were teachers and his...
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A detail showing three clowns from the painting Circus by John Grillo

John Grillo, Accomplished Artist and Teacher, Dies at 97

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

John Grillo, UMass Amherst professor emeritus and accomplished artist widely known for the vibrant colorful abstractions and the eccentric figural Expressionism that characterized his later career,...
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Jeff Cox, Dee Boyle-Clapp, Todd Trebour

The Business of Art

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since its establishment in 1973, UMass Amherst’s Arts Extension Service (AES) has been stimulating the growth of arts and culture across Massachusetts and New England. Initially founded and...
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