You Can Help Train Future Museum Professionals 

The UMCA trains and inspires the next generation of museum professionals. The experience that students gain while working at the UMCA prepares them to succeed in their chosen field after graduation. Our Internships have become highly-coveted positions by both undergraduate and graduate students!

With lots of practical, hands-on work, the UMCA focuses on equipping students with an understanding of museum and curatorial practices, how to lead tours and interact with the public, and help make the UMCA full of memorable experiences.

Each year the museum must raise funds to support its interns.

A gift toward our student internship program UMCA not only provides a great opportunity for interested students to gain valuable museum experience, but also helps the UMCA provide high quality programming for its audiences.

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Stay tuned for news about our exciting 2018 Spring Season! 


 5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson has been extended through spring semester – January 23 - April 29, 2018. We will continue to offer tours by student docents and collector Charles Derby, as well as events related to the exhibition. Watch your e-mail newsletters, or check back here for details.


Our eleventh Annual Curatorial Fellowship exhibition, Color in Containment: Works from the Permanent Collection will run from March 22 through April 29. This year's co-curators are Alison Ritacco, M.A.'19 Art History, and Margaret Wilson, M.F.A. '19 Studio Arts.

The Museum is closed for Winter break after December 10, 2017.

We will re-open on January 23, 2018. We look forward to see you in the new year!

More to learn about 5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson

Our exhibition page has much more for you to enjoy – videos, essays by our curators, exhibition photos, and education materials.
Click here.



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, 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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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
University of Massachusetts
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9331


Lyle Denit

Facilities/Installation Manager
(413) 545-1177 

Eva Fierst

Curator of Education
(413) 545-1176

Jennifer Lind

Collection Registrar 
(413) 545-1986

Betsey Wolfson

Business and Communications Manager 
(413) 545-3672

Loretta Yarlow 

Museum Director
(413) 545-1152