Admission is free to all Fine Arts Center galleries and museums.
Note: Hours are for the academic year. The galleries and museum are closed when the university is not in session
The Fine Arts Center is strongly committed to presenting a wide variety of visual arts in its museum, The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA), and its two galleries, Augusta Savage Gallery and Hampden Gallery.
The Fine Arts Center's museum and galleries promote a standard of excellence in the contemporary visual arts and provide a forum for dialogues about art that probe aesthetic, political, and social issues. The galleries' programming reflects a range of styles and cultures in order to foster an awareness of and respect for the diversity of the world in which we live.
tel: (413) 545-5177
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. Each exhibit is selected for its aesthetic integrity and its ability to enlighten the viewer on such issues as race, ethnicity, class, and cultural identity.
Hampden Gallery has a reputation as a launching pad for emerging artists working in all disciplines. Its active programming schedule runs throughout the academic year and features solo, group, and thesis exhibitions which are enhanced through opening receptions, artist talks, and workshops.
The University Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly University Gallery) – 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 program, 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.