The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Category: Exhibits

Sept. 3 - Dec. 13
Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m.

Science & Engineering Library,
Lederle GRC Lowrise
Matthew Mattingly ’02 is an artist living and working in Western Massachusetts. The exhibit includes new and recent oils, watercolors, and ink drawings, including landscapes, figures, sketches, and works from imagination. Also on display will be custom equipment and measuring devices invented by the artist, with descriptions of construction and use.

Sept. 20, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020

W. E. B. Du Bois Library
Lower Level and Floor 25
Drawing from the burgeoning collections of visual materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), the exhibit follows the history of documentary photography from its century origins to its flowering in the post-World War II era. Photographers on display include Peter Simon, Jeff Albertson, Alton H. Blackington, Clif Garboden, Rowland Scherman, Diana Mara Henry, Kathy Borchers, and Nancy Palmieri, all of whose archives reside in SCUA. The exhibit will be accompanied by a related online exhibit, 50 photos, featuring a single image drawn from each of 50 SCUA collections.

November 2019
Interactive Drawing Event Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m.

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle GRC Lowrise

This November, the UMass Animation Club comes to the UMass Amherst Libraries! A collection of collaborative exercises is on display in the stairwell between Floors 2 and 3 of the Science and Engineering Library (SEL), Lederle GRC Lowrise. Concurrently, a compilation of animated work created by the club is displayed on the video walls in the lobby of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. Passersby may participate in the exhibit by playing drawing games with Animation Club members on Wednesday, November 6, 6-8 p.m. in the lobby outside the Science and Engineering Library’s entrance.

The exhibit runs through November and showcases the results of a number of activities involving character design, exquisite corpse style drawings, and pass-around comics to display the breadth and diversity of collaborative works created during the past few years of Animation Club. Media will include graphite and ink on paper, and visitors are welcome to approach drawings up close.

This exhibition was created as part of a project between ART 401: Professional Practices and the UMass Animation Club. By exhibiting these works, the club hopes to share its creative process with the rest of the campus and recruit new members.

The Animation Club is free and open to all UMass students, no matter their level of art experience, and meets on Fridays at 6 p.m. in Elm, Room 210, Commonwealth Honors College. The club was founded in 2014 by co-presidents Jade Saint Paul and Matt Gagnon with the mission of bringing together creators with various interests, skills, and backgrounds. The club aims to encourage people to further develop skills in the different areas of drawing, team building, animation, video, and creative thinking.

Fall Semester 2018

Lower Level and Floor 25

W. E. B. Du Bois Library

Following on the heels of the Summer of Love, 1968 seemed like a world apart. It was a year of social experimentation and optimism, but also a year of rebellion, assassination, political agitation, and violence. It was a year of Nixon and Agnew and hippies and revolutionaries. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, the exhibit will draw upon the social change collections in the Libraries' Department of Special Collections and University Archives to explore a watershed year in American history.

September 24-December 13

Reception: Tuesday, September 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle GRC Lowrise

This is the latest in a series of exhibitions that highlights the artwork of UMass Amherst Worker Artists. The Building Bridges Public Art and Engagement Initiative recognizes workers who may clean the restrooms, serve food in dining halls, tend the grounds, or engage in clerical and administrative tasks, and aims to celebrate their artistic talents in a way that enriches the university community. The exhibition brings together more than 20 artists from across campus.

Building Bridges is a campus engagement initiative funded by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

The exhibition is co-organized by the UMass Amherst Libraries and Labor/Management Workplace Education, Human Resources.