University Museum of Contemporary Art

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Fine Arts Center / Umass Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003

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The University Museum of Contemporary Art - the teaching museum of the University Massachusetts Amherst - is a multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, a permanent collection, educational programming, and a visiting artists program, the University Museum of Contemporary Art acts as a forum where renowned and emerging artists can test ideas and where diverse audiences can participate in cultural experiences that enhance understanding of the art of our time. In its programming, the UMCA balances a commitment to experimentation with a mandate to serve as a dynamic teaching and learning resource, affirming the University's dedication to education, research, and community service.

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  • Jennifer Williams - Public Art Project

    As part of the UMass Amherst Outdoor Summer Arts Project, New York-based artist Jennifer Williams created two 12-feet by 24-feet...

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    Tue, Aug 26 - Sun, Dec 7, 2014

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  • The Art of Collecting: Contemporary Prints from the Risa Gerrig Collection

    A donation of 48 contemporary American prints, representing special processes and innovative techniques in printmaking, was given to the UMCA collection...

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    Thu, Sep 11 - Sun, Dec 7, 2014

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  • Postface by Walid Raad

    One of the most influential artists from the Middle East, Walid Raad explores the experiences and representations of war through...

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    Thu, Sep 11 - Sun, Dec 7, 2014

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