The University of Massachusetts Amherst


The Springfield Museum exhibition of UMASS Professor emeritus of Art and Afro-American Studies and Afri-Cobra founder Nelson Stevens was coordinated with the help of History of Art and Architecture alumna, Curator of Art Maggie North (MA 2020).

Nelson Stevens (American, 1938-2022), an artist and educator, is renowned for creating powerful, rhythmic compositions that celebrate Black life and reveal his technical mastery of the figure. This remarkable exhibition, spanning more than 50 years of the artist’s career, explores the political, cultural, and socioeconomic messages in Stevens’s art and style of painting.

Exhibition is on display until September.

In person event posted in Arts for Faculty , Staff , Current students , and Public