Augusta Savage Gallery

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COVID NOTICE:
Based on current state and University Covid-19 restrictions, Fine Arts Center venues including Bowker Auditorium, the Concert Hall, Augusta Savage Gallery, Hampden Gallery, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art, remain closed this fall. For more complete information about our virtual events, please visit our Fall 2020 FAQ page

Augusta Savage Gallery, located in New Africa House at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a multicultural and multiarts facility. Named in honor of renowned sculptor Augusta Savage, the Gallery was founded in 1970 by the Afro-American Studies Department. Its mission is to promote artistic works from a broad spectrum of cultures. Exhibits are selected for their aesthetic integrity and their ability to enlighten the viewer on such issues as race, ethnicity, class, and cultural identity.
 
Augusta Savage Gallery   The gallery is named in honor of Augusta Savage (1892-1962), a scultpor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. 

All gallery events and exhibitions are free and open to the public!


Gallery Hours

Based on current state and University Covid-19 restrictions, Fine Arts Center venues including Bowker Auditorium, the Concert Hall, Augusta Savage Gallery, Hampden Gallery, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art, remain closed this fall. For more complete information about our virtual events, please visit our Fall 2020 FAQ page

 

Contact Information

103 New Africa House
University of Massachusetts
180 Infirmary Way
Amherst, MA 01003 
(413) 545-5177

Gallery Director, Dr. Terry Jenoure
Gallery Manager, Alexia Cota
 

Physical Space

The exhibition space is approximately 28 feet by 30 feet with a height of seven and a half feet, consists of permanent white wall space. The Gallery is luminated with track lighting that extends around its perimeters. It is joined by a small adjacent exhibiting gallery with portable walls and track lighting. In an effort to extend multiculural education beyond the visual exhibition format, the Gallery also presents dance demonstrations, solo and duo music recitals, workshops, film, lectures, storytelling, and readings during the year. The Gallery also provides University students with valuable learning experiences. These may take the form of internships in gallery management or the chance to hold their own exhibitions and performances.

 

Arts International Residency

Augusta Savage Gallery's Arts International Residency (AIR) is an intercultural project initiated in 2001. It offers artists a 1-3 week residency in the U.S. and abroad. Our artists have traveled to Mexico, South Africa, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Germancy and within the U.S. Upon return, artists create new work to be presented as part of the Gallery's regular season, or contribute to the gallery in other ways. Through their work, selected artists are encouraged to offer the community insight into some of the ways they are changing and understanding themselves, others, and the world at large. They are also encouraged to offer us new ways of looking at and addressing needed social change.

 

Augusta Savage Gallery