The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Category: Exhibits

February 2020
Leverett Public Library

Closing Reception with Presentation by Laura Quilter, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
6:30 p.m.

On January 1, 2019, works published in the U.S. in 1923 came out of copyright and are now free for public use and sharing. To celebrate, the UMass Amherst Libraries curated this traveling exhibit featuring some of these materials. This is the first time since 1998 that the public domain has grown substantially, unlocking movies, music, paintings, sculpture, books, poems, and scientific publications.

The exhibit will be on display in the Leverett Public Library during the month of February.

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.

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.