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5 Takes Offers Inside Look at the Life of an Art Collector

Friday, December 8, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15th, Charlie Derby, a prolific collector of African artwork from nearby Northampton, Mass., visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst to discuss his beloved artwork...
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Viet Thanh Nguyen during a February 2017 appearance on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Viet Thanh Nguyen Explores ‘War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory’ in the 2017 Troy Lecture

Thursday, December 7, 2017

This year’s Troy Lecturer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, recently received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. 

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Image of dancers from performance of 'Cadáver Exquisito.'

University Dancers Interpret Surrealism Through Movement with Cadáver Exquisito

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On December 1 through 2, the University Dancers presented Cadáver Exquisito, an evening of surrealist dance theater directed by faculty members Thomas Vacanti and Leslie Frye Maietta. Staged in the round at the Totman Performance Lab, the production was inspired by the lives and historically experimental writing of Federico García Lorca and Pablo Neruda.

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Junior Year Writing Students Collaborate with University Museum to Present Virtual Exhibition: Dis/playing Dis/ability

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Through January 1, 2018 the University Museum of Contemporary Art is displaying a virtual exhibition, created in collaboration with students from English 300: “Dis/ability and Literature.”

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Left to right: Dustin Chinn, Nick Cummings '19, Tatiana Rodriguez '19

UMass New Play Lab Features Both Professional and Student Work

Saturday, December 2, 2017

This week marks the 5-year anniversary of the the UMass Amherst’s department of theater’s New Play Lab; a showcase that selects new works to be workshopped with students and faculty to assist...
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