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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.
All gallery events and exhibitions are free and open to the public!
Monday & Tuesday, 1pm to 7pm
Wednesday-Friday, 1pm to 5pm
We are closed for academic breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Summer) and state holidays
Additional viewing may be arranged on request by contacting the Gallery.
103 New Africa House
University of Massachusetts
180 Infirmary Way
Amherst, MA 01003
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.