We also offer mini-tours of the exhibition before shows at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

April 25, Wed / Machine du Cirque / Mini tours at 6:30; 6:45; 7:00
April 27, Fri / Cameron Carpenter / Mini tours at 7:00; 7:15; 7:30

Last day of exhibition / Sunday, April 29

UMCA closes on April 29 for summer break Summer is our season for planning, painting, major cleaning, de-installing current exhibitions, and installing new exhibitions. We close on April 29 for summer break.

We wish to thank everyone who has helped make this year such a success!

 


Coming this Summer!

Cross Town Contemporary Art (XTCA)

July - November 1; Outdoors on the UMass campus and in the town of Amherst.

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Hairdressers Are My Heroes Video

March 5, 2018. Inspired by sculptures in the exhibition Five Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst, stylist Kamala Bhagat, creates a braided hairstyle for artist Sonya Clark.
More info and videos from Hairdressers Are My Heroes can be found here.



 
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Hours

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

Arts night out


Closed
Mondays, Academic Breaks, State Holidays

Admission is FREE. Always.


 

Directions

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

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

umca@acad.umass.edu
(413) 545-3672

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

 

Lyle Denit

Facilities/Installation Manager
ldenit@umass.edu
(413) 545-1177 

Eva Fierst

Curator of Education
efierst@art.umass.edu
(413) 545-1176
Biography

Jennifer Lind

Collection Registrar
jlind@admin.umass.edu 
(413) 545-1986

Betsey Wolfson

Business and Communications Manager
bhwolfson@acad.umass.edu 
(413) 545-3672

Loretta Yarlow 

Museum Director
lyarlow@acad.umass.edu
(413) 545-1152
Biography