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The Fine Arts Center created the Angel Ticket Program in 2000. This unique program provides human service agencies in the Tri-County area with complimentary tickets to select performances at the Fine Arts Center. The Center Series, Asian Arts and Culture Program,  and Magic Triangle all make performances available to this program.



Throughout the season admission is free to both our visual art galleries and museum. Opening receptions are also free and often include light refreshments and conversation with the artist or curator. Augusta Savage Gallery Hampden Gallery   and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) will host several free events through the year. Please explore the links to each to discover exhibits and specific dates.
Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM
 
Online
Feb. 9 - Mar. 9, 2021
Exhibition featuring women artists from Anchor House of Artists in Northampton.
Feb 10 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Wed., Feb. 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
Join author and Japanese cultural expert Alex Kerr to discuss the themes and history of his international best-seller, “Lost Japan,” and its relevance for teachers of Japan's language, culture, and history. Moderators: Dir. Anne Prescott of Five College Center for East Asian Studies & Professor Junko Oba of Hampshire College
Feb 12 2021 12:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a Zoom Artist Talk about Current | Undercurrent - a visual conversation relating to current events such as COVID-19, gender (LGBTQIA+, masculinity) racial justice (Black Lives Matter), and climate change.
Feb 15 2021 11:00 AM
 
Online
February 16 – April 30, 2021
We Are For Freedoms  is an interdisciplinary exhibition and related public program series in partnership with  For Freedoms, a national non-profit arts platform for creative civic engagement and direct action.
Feb 15 2021 11:00 AM
 
Online
February 16 – April 30, 2021
Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition  Co-curated from the UMCA collection by  Jessica Scott, 2021 MFA Studio Arts candidate, and  Jill Hughes, 2021 MA Art History candidate,  Artifacts at the End of a Decade  will be exhibited in its entirety for the first time since 1989.
Feb 16 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Tues., Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m. ET
Best-selling author and Japanese cultural expert Alex Kerr will discuss visuality, language, and space in traditional Japanese arts, calligraphy, and design. Moderated by Professor Bruce Baird of UMass Amherst
Feb 17 2021 11:00 AM
 
Online
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
February 16 – April 30, 2021

Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures; she is also a master of the art of printmaking. 
Feb 17 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Wed., Feb. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET
Founded in 1960, Ladysmith Black Mambazo became one of South Africa's most prolific recording artists. In this season-opening event, they will perform some of their most beloved selections and speak about inspiration and legacy.
Feb 18 2021 05:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Feb. 18, 5:00 p.m. ET
Join us for an artist talk with Alison Saar. Introduction by Director Loretta Yarlow of UMCA.
Feb 24 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Wed., Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m. ET
Meet and sew with Kristina’s Auntie Sewing Squad, a national collective of volunteers of all genders who will take newcomers through the activity of making their own hand sewn mask and share what sewing means to them in this time. Beginners and other crafts welcome!
Feb 25 2021 06:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m. ET
This exhibition prompts the audience to examine the meaning of these works, now that we have seen how history has unfolded through a 40-year span, from the 1970s to today.
Mar 01 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Mon., Mar. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET
In her newest performance art piece, born from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong details how she went from out-of-work performance artist to overlord of a homemade face mask empire in just ten days!
Mar 04 2021 05:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Mar. 4, 5:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a reception for the We Are For Freedoms exhibition. Introduction by Director Loretta Yarlow of UMCA.
Mar 10 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Wed., Mar. 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
Informance highlighting gender dynamics in jazz and the historical and contemporary contributions of women. Featuring a panel discussion and pre-recorded concert featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, noted scholars, and top students from Berklee's program.
Mar 12 2021 12:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Mar. 12, 12:00 p.m. ET
Artist Talk with Alicia Renadette. Renadette is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work covers a range of approaches- from sculpture/installation, to costume construction/performance, and mixed-media drawings.
Mar 13 2021 05:00 PM
 
Online
Sat., Mar. 13, 5:00 p.m. ET
Join us for this special dancefilm and conversation event with two of America’s leading hip-hop dance artists, Rennie Harris and Jon Boogz. Moderated by Dance Artist-Scholar Thomas DeFrantz
Mar 18 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Mar. 18, 7:00 p.m. ET
​Join us for an artistic encounter and conversation between two leading contemporary dancemakers, indigenous artist & company director Emily Johnson and choreographer & disability rights activist, Alice Sheppard. Moderator TBA
Mar 23 2021 06:00 PM
 
Online
Tues., Mar. 23, 6:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a Zoom Opening Reception with Santa Fe artist Carolyn Mae Lassiter for A Journey Through My Heart and Mind.
Mar 25 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Mar. 25, 7:00 p.m. ET
Called “artistically complete” (New York Times), Fay Victor hones a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music. Post-show Q&A with the artists.
Mar 26 2021 04:30 PM
 
Online
Fri., Mar. 26, 4:30 p.m. ET
This event is hosted by Five College Dance in partnership with the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center. Award-winning dance artist Emily Johnson will discuss her practice as a choreographer, performer, and activist.
Mar 27 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Sat., Mar. 27, 7:00 p.m. ET
Jazz pianist Zaccai Curtis has been a strong and stable presence in the jazz scene. By honoring the blues harmonies and swing rhythms of the African-Caribbean-New Orleans music lineage within his own genre-bending style, Curtis has earned fans from multiple musical backgrounds and interests.
Apr 02 2021 04:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Apr. 2, 4:00 p.m. ET
Join us for the opening of the installation and performance by JuPong Lin followed by a discussion with the artist.
Apr 06 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Tues., Apr. 6, 7:00 p.m. ET
Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek creates a meditation on climate catastrophe and the Anthropocene - the current era where human influence has effected almost all realms of earth’s natural systems.
Apr 07 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Wed., Apr. 7, 7:00 p.m. ET
Join us for an interdisciplinary panel discussion featuring Miwa Matreyek. Panelists will be organized by Curt Griffin of the UMass Amherst School of Earth & Sustainability and the UMass Amherst MFA Program for Poets & Writers.
Apr 09 2021 12:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Apr. 9, 12:00 p.m. ET
Ackerson’s paintings are distinguished by their high vantage points and richly textured  surfaces. From a birds-eye view, he  presents narrative scenes which are an imaginative take on popular culture, modern life and the hidden world of the human psyche.
Apr 09 2021 04:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Apr. 9, 4:00 p.m. ET
Workshop by JuPong Lin includes a guided meditation, poetry reading and paperfolding lesson.
Apr 11 2021 03:00 PM
 
Online
Sun., Apr. 11, 3:00 p.m. ET
Leonardo & Sam: the Terrible Monster & the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World. Inspired by Mo Willems' books, hear the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy we all must make. Post-show Q&A with the artists.
Apr 16 2021 04:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Apr. 16, 4:00 p.m. ET
Workshop by JuPong Lin includes a guided meditation, poetry reading and paperfolding lesson.
Apr 22 2021 04:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Apr. 22, 4:00 p.m. ET
Watch the closing reception of the installation with artist JuPong Lin.
Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM
 
Online
April 23 - May 5
Pen and paper kept my child company while I worked in the theater. Armed with colorful markers and stacks of white paper, Brettney drew delightful pictures of cats.
Apr 23 2021 06:00 PM
 
Online
Fri., Apr. 23, 6:00 p.m. ET
Join us for the opening reception of Celebrating Brett: A Life in Art.
Apr 25 2021 03:00 PM
 
Online
Sun., Apr. 25, 3:00 p.m. ET
Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses – any place where passionate music can be heard.
Apr 29 2021 07:00 PM
 
Online
Thurs., Apr. 29, 7:00 p.m. ET
Members of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble present highlights from their 20+-year trajectory, including original compositions and traditional repertoire with global reach.

Our Mission

The Angel Ticket Program of the Fine Arts Center exists to provide complimentary performance tickets to residents of Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin Counties whose financial and/or social situation would otherwise prohibit them from experiencing live performances by national and international touring artists. Tickets are granted to the clients of eligible non-profit, human-service organizations. Apply here.