Mar
19
Sun
Exhibit: Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004–2012 @ Yiddish Book Center
Mar 19 – Oct 15 all-day

A photographic series looking at the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century, by Israeli-American photographer Loli Kantor.

Sep
16
Sat
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: It’s Pumpkin Time @ Historic Deerfield
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm

If it’s September, it must be pumpkin time. Before the pumpkin spice lattes and muffins of today, people were eating dishes made from Connecticut Field and Long Island Cheese pumpkins.  It was a dependable crop and stored well over the colder months providing a reliable source of food. Meet the workhorse of the Colonial kitchen – the pumpkin. Our hearth cooks will be making a variety of dishes using heirloom pumpkins and old recipes using this staple of the fall menu.

Sep
21
Thu
Friends of Historic Deerfield Trip 2017
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

San-Fran-WEB-Brochure image.jpgJoin Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea and our curators on an amazing trip to San Francisco, September 21-25, 2017, to view remarkable collections of antiques and decorative arts. Tour four remarkable private collections plus private connoisseur tours of seven exceptional museums, historic homes, and natural wonders. Click on these links for details:

Sep
22
Fri
Artist Lunch with Saya Woolfalk at the WGC @ WOMEN'S & GENDER CENTER, KEEFE CAMPUS CENTER
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You’re invited to an informal lunch with contemporary female artist, Saya Woolfalk, at the WGC. Join us to learn more about Saya’s practice and her experiences female artist. All are welcome!

 

Artist Talk by Saya Woolfalk @ Mead Art Museum
Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm

Saya Woolfalk, born in Gifu City, Japan, is a New York-based artist known for her multimedia explorations of hybridity, race, science and gender. Please join us for a talk by Woolfalk in conjunction with Rotherwas Project No. 3, Saya Woolfwalk: Life Products and the ChimaCloud.

Free and open to the public

In conjunction with Art Ecologies, a yearlong Arts at Amherst program

Sep
23
Sat
The Carle Celebrates Museum Day Live! @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 23 all-day

Museum Day Live! is an annual nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! downloaded ticket provides free admission for two. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Please note: Museum Day Live! tickets do not guarantee admission to Elephant & Piggie auditorium programs. Separate reservations must be made for those events. Space is limited.

Elephant & Piggie Art-ventures with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton! @ The Eric C
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NOTE: The 11:00 and 12:00 pm auditorium programs are full!  Please contact us to be added to the wait list! 413-559-6336

Are you ready for a new Elephant & Piggie adventure? In We Are in an ART-ivity Book!, Mo Willems and Tom Warburton have created the first-ever Elephant & Piggie activity book, full of drawing, coloring, gaming, and other hands-on fun! Listen to Mo and Tom as they share projects from their new book, meet Elephant and Piggie, watch films, and create art in the Art Studio!

Reservations are required for the 11:00 am and 12:00 pm auditorium programs and can be made by calling (413) 559-6301. Please note:Museum Day Live tickets (free admission for two people) do not include admission to Elephant & Piggie auditorium programs.

Book signing tickets will be available at the Admissions Desk on the day of the program and are first come, first served.

Full schedule here: http://bit.ly/1o2noKI

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: It’s Pumpkin Time @ Historic Deerfield
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm

If it’s September, it must be pumpkin time. Before the pumpkin spice lattes and muffins of today, people were eating dishes made from Connecticut Field and Long Island Cheese pumpkins.  It was a dependable crop and stored well over the colder months providing a reliable source of food. Meet the workhorse of the Colonial kitchen – the pumpkin. Our hearth cooks will be making a variety of dishes using heirloom pumpkins and old recipes using this staple of the fall menu.

Sep
25
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Sep
27
Wed
5 Takes On African Art @ Fine Arts Center
Sep 27 – Oct 10 all-day

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, Sept. 27,
4:30–7:30 p.m. / UMass Fine Arts Center Lobby

PERFORMANCE by Bamidele Dancers and Drummers, 4:30–6:00 p.m. / Fine Arts Center Plaza

PANEL DISCUSSION with Charles Derby and the five Exhibition Curators / 6:00–7:00 p.m. / Fine Arts Center Lobby

Continuing a tradition of hosting challenging, exploratory exhibitions organized by student curatorial teams, the UMCA presents 5 Takes on African Art / 42 Flags by Fred Wilson.

This year’s team of graduate students — from Art History (Yingxi Lucy Gong and Elizabeth Upenieks); Studio Arts (Vick Quezada); and Afro-American Studies/ Public History (Kiara Hill) — curate an exhibition of African art drawn from the collection of Charles Derby, a UMass alumnus and Northampton resident who has been collecting African art since the 1970s, in tandem with an exhibition of Flags of Africa by the renowned African American artist Fred Wilson.

Professor Imo Imeh, who teaches African and African American art at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, serves as advisor, mentor, and co-curator of the exhibition.

The exhibition invites visitors to see objects on display not only as visually compelling works of art in their own right, but also as objects of encounter that can “tell” stories about the broader social contexts and often fraught global histories through which they have journeyed. They bring the “telling” of African stories into the museum experience and draw out resonances among the objects on view.

The exhibition is divided into five sections, or 5 Takes by the five curators, each highlighting a different aspect of Derby’s collection and serving as points of departure for understanding the concepts in question: Memory; Eyes of the Collector; Black Womanhood; Authentic vs. Inauthentic; and Journeys Taken. Encircling 5 Takes are Fred Wilson’s Flags of Africa. The artist strips color from flags of African countries, leaving only the graphic stripes, stars, crescents, and shields, applied in black acrylic paint directly on raw canvas. Mimicking museum wall labels, 42 wooden plaques describe the flags of these nations and what their symbols and colors represent.