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University Museum of Contemporary Art Art Galleries

UMass Fine Arts Center
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-3670
Fax: (413) 545-2018
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about us

The University Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly the University Gallery) - the teaching museum of the University Massachusetts Amherst - is a multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.

Through exhibitions, a permanent collection, educational programming, and a visiting artists program, the University Museum of Contemporary Art acts as a forum where renowned and emerging artists can test ideas and where diverse audiences can participate in cultural experiences that enhance understanding of the art of our time.

In its program, the UMCA balances a commitment to experimentation with a mandate to serve as a dynamic teaching and learning resource, affirming the University's dedication to education, research, and community service.


  • Permanent Collection of approximately 2,600 objects
  • Emphasis on drawings, prints, and photographs from the second half of the 20th century to the present
  • Gallery is both a showcase and an active ''laboratory'' for the visual arts
  • Exhibition schedule includes artist's lectures, symposia, film series, and catalogues