Due to efforts across the state, the nation, and the world to contain COVID-19, UMass Amherst has suspended all in-person classes, events, exhibitions, and performances until the end of the semester. As a result, the Museum is temporarily closed. Please click here for more information from the Fine Arts Center.

The UMCA staff, like many of you, has been conducting meetings via Zoom.

Zooming from home, from top left, are Betsey Wolfson,
Amanda Herman, Lyle Denit, Loretta Yarlow,
and Jennifer Lind.

A Message from the UMCA: We hope all of you are well and staying healthy. While the Museum is temporarily closed, we will use our e-newsletters, website, and social media as platforms for reimagined engagement with art. We will share some of our favorite artworks, programs, and artist profiles for your enjoyment at home. Stay tuned for highlights delivered to your inbox. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook! We are also busy planning exciting exhibitions for fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. It helps to look ahead.

The UMCA staff, like many of you, has been conducting meetings via Zoom. Thank you for being a part of the UMCA community!  We look forward to seeing you again, in person, soon. Until then, stay safe and healthy.


On View



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



Tuesday-Friday: 11am to 4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2pm to 5pm
Open until 8 PM every first Thursday of the month

Arts night out

Mondays, Summer and Academic Breaks, State Holidays

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 bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu.

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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