September 22, 2023
4 Boltwood Ave
September 24, 2023
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70 Boltwood Walk
September 27, 2023
121 North Pleasant St.
October 9, 2023
UMass University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)
"Raida Adon’s immersive video Strangeness (2018) invokes experiences of displacement and enduring journeys in search of Home. A rich array of archetypal, historical, and biographical threads inter-weaves riveting, audiovisual fabrics reflecting both human fragility and resilience, agony and hope."
Artist, Born Elsewhere features works from the UMCA’s permanent collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S. and have had a lasting impact on American culture. These artists, some of whom arrived as refugees in search of safe haven, carried their ideas and talents with them.
Drawings by Susan Yard Harris are installed alongside prints by Edda Renouf from the UMCA’s collection. The exhibition explores the formal and conceptual concerns that parallel both artists’ work, exploring texture, structures, and the very process of making art.
Join us on Saturday, September 23, for the rescheduled Art on the Lawn event. This will be a day of art and music at the Amherst History Museum. (Originally scheduled for Sept 9, Art on the Lawn was postponed due to predicted thunderstorms.)
The festivities begin at 11:00am when artists and crafters will be set up on the lawn of the museum selling their work. At 2:00pm, the Montague Quartet performs in the garden as part of our Strings at the Strong music series. This is the final concert in the series. Some seating will be provided.
Stop by to visit and chat with the artists. Come into the museum to see our newest exhibit, The Magnificent Life & Art of Mabel Loomis Todd, take a tour of the newly reinstalled rooms in the house, peruse books in the reading room, and view our extensive clothing textile collection. Stay for the music. Art on the Lawn & Strings at the Strong are free and open to the public. Entry to the museum is free. A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.