The Department of Art will be hosting On-Campus Tours and Virtual Info Sessions for prospective students throughout Fall 2021. Upcoming dates include October 17th (on campus) and November 19th (virtual). Register today!
The Department of Art is committed to educating its students to become contemporary artists and designers through in-depth core disciplines as well as interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to making art.
Please join us in honoring our 2021 class of seniors completing their BFA in Studio Art and read a congratulatory message from the Undergraduate Program Director, Professor Jeff Kasper.
Herter Gallery is the oldest exhibition space on the UMass Amherst campus. Its primary purpose is to arrange for the display and study of works of art consonant with the educational mission of the university’s Art Department.
The Visiting Artists, Curators and Practitioners Series offers diverse and vibrant programming of between five – six speakers each of whom conducts a lecture centered on their work and practice, as well as visiting with students in their studio-settings. All lectures are free and open to the public.
December 07, 2020
Coming across a full-size, antique carousel in a nearly vacant academic building will stop you in your tracks. But it’s the sound that gets you. Vimoksha by Kathryn Fanelli ‘20MFA—part of her thesis exhibition entitled The Passing Show—is a site-specific installation of a century-old merry-go-round, which has been stripped of paint and gilding to reveal a bare, wooden platform and stark, metallic horses.
November 11, 2020
October 19, 2020
Art Majors - Registration Begins!...