For information about the UMass response to COVID-19 visit this page.
For complete information about all of the Fine Arts Center’s virtual events, please visit our Spring 2021 page.

NOTE: For Spring 2021, the Museum will be open to the UMass Community only.

Our Opening for in-person visits has been delayed -- but virtual openings will still happen!

Join us for THREE Virtual Opening Receptions (see below) and check back for updates about in-person visits.
We invite everyone to view our exhibitions online and to join our virtual events.

Join our mailing list!

The UMCA is open online!

The UMCA is open online!

We have lots for you to discover here. As the teaching museum of UMass Amherst, the UMCA is a dynamic resource, affirming the University’s dedication to education, research, and community service. Especially during this difficult time, we hope to lift your spirits by sharing art with all of you.

Explore our online exhibitions , artist talks , and collection highlights !

UMass Faculty: Schedule a virtual field trip for your class this fall! More info here.



The UMCA thanks the UMassFive College Federal Credit Union for their ongoing support of our exhibitions.



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, are closed for now.  We expect to be open for campus community only soon.  Check back for more details.

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Admission is FREE. Always.



PVTA and Five College buses stop in front of the Fine Arts Center.

Our street address is 151 Presidents Drive.

From Northampton:
On MA-9 E/State Route 9 E, cross the Coolidge Bridge toward Hadley.
Continue for on Route 9 E for about 4 miles.
In Hadley, take a left onto 116 North / UMass
Take exit off 116 N for UMass. Bear right, and you’ll be on Massachusetts Avenue.
You’ll see signs for Mullins Center and Campus Garage.
Take a left on Commonwealth Avenue and a right into Parking Garage.
Look for signs for Hotel parking. $1.75/hour.

Or continue on Massachusetts Ave. and park in Visitor Parking or at meters in front of the Fine Arts Center.

Parking lots are free after 5:00 on weekdays.
Parking meters are free after 7:00 p.m.  

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Parking is available in the Robsham Visitors Center, around Presidents Drive, or in the Lincoln Campus Center Parking Garage.
For patrons with disabilities, the Museum is wheelchair accessible from our north entrance, next to the Campus Pond, where handicapped parking is available. An access-parking permit must be visible.
The North Gallery of the Museum has five steps, with handrails.
If you need help getting into the museum, we recommend that you call ahead so we can assist you: 413 545-3672 or

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University Museum of Contemporary Art
Fine Arts Center / UMass Amherst
151 Presidents Drive / Amherst, MA  01003-9931
413 545-3672

University Museum
(413) 545-3672

University Museum
of Contemporary Art
Fine Arts Center/ Room 33
University of Massachusetts
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9331

Lyle Denit

Facilities and Installation Manager
(413) 545-1177 

Amanda Herman

Education Curator
(413) 545-1176

Jennifer Lind

Collection Manager and Registrar 
(413) 545-1986

Betsey Wolfson

Business and Communications Manager 
(413) 545-3672

Loretta Yarlow 

Museum Director
(413) 545-1152