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  • Upcoming Info Sessions

    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! 

    Upcoming Info Sessions

    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! 

  • Art at UMass Amherst

    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.

    Art at UMass Amherst

    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.

  • BFA 2021 Senior Work

    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. 

    BFA 2021 Senior Work

    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 Art Gallery

    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.

    Herter Art Gallery

    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.

  • Visiting Artists & Practitioner Series

    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.

    Visiting Artists & Practitioner Series

    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.

News

Turn Back Time: A Century-Old Carousel Reveals New Insights through Memory

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. 

Advising for Art Minors

November 11, 2020

Dear students,...

Advising for Art Majors

October 19, 2020

Art Majors - Registration Begins!...

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Events

Oct
17

Fall 2021 Info Sessions

Studio Arts Building
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Oct
21
Nov
18

Visiting Artist Lecture: Sreshta Premnath

Studio Arts Building 240
12:00 pm

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Student painting of two chairs and a table with a blue cloth on it.

The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers post-secondary education in a full range of disciplines. These include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, animation and intermedia.

About the Art Department