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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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Details from Ben Bishop, With Stars, 1923

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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From left to right: Shona Macdonald, 'Ghosts (Large) #10,' 2017, graphite and silverpoint on terraskin, 30 x 48”. Courtesy the artist and Cynthia-Reeves Gallery; Shane Mecklenburger, video still from Secret Arts, 2015. Image courtesy the artist.

Herter Art Gallery Presents Faculty Exhibitions: 'ground things on a moving earth' and 'The End and the Beginning of Everything'

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Through November 16th, the Herter Art Gallery presents Shona Macdonald’s ground things on a moving earth and Shane Mecklenburger’s The End and the Beginning of Everything. Running simultaneously,...
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Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher

Student-run Production of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' Promises Innovative Performances

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Running November 2 through November 4, the UMass Theatre Guild presents Peter and the Starcatcher in Bowker Auditorium.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen during a February 2017 appearance on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Pulitzer Prize Winner and MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen Visits UMass Amherst for 2017 Troy Lecture

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On November 15, acclaimed author, 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen will deliver a talk titled “War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at 4:30 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The Department of English at UMass Amherst is delighted to bring Professor Nguyen to campus for its annual Troy Lecture on the Humanities and Public Life.

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