The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Category: Exhibits

Jan. 21-May 7
Science and Engineering Library, Lederle GRC Lowrise

Closing Reception
Wed., Apr. 22, 2-4 p.m.

The UMass Amherst Libraries are collaborating with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) to present “IALS Showcase: Where Art Meets Science” through May 7, in the Science and Engineering Library, Lederle GRC Lowrise, UMass Amherst. A closing reception for the campus community will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2-4 p.m.

The showcase features information about the work of the Institute, including its research, services, summer internship program, and ongoing collaborations. Artwork and materials on display illustrate the work of the Institute’s Centers: Bioactive Delivery, Personalized Health Monitoring, and Models to Medicine, as well as the 30+ shared resource facilities-UMass Core Facilities. New items will be added throughout the semester.

The showcase will incorporate a research image competition for images affiliated with the Institute. The competition is open to all UMass Amherst students, staff, and faculty; awards will be distributed at the closing reception.

Additionally, the exhibit will highlight a collaboration with Building Bridges Worker Artists to create science-themed artwork.

Several pop-up sessions in conjunction with the exhibit will also take place throughout the semester; check the IALS website for updates.

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.