XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art

By May 10, 2018
July 1, 2018 – November 1, 2018 all-day
Outdoors on the UMass campus and in the town of Amherst

University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst

XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art

July 1 – November 1, 2018

Free and open to the public.

XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art is an outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) has partnered with the UMass Architecture Department and the Town of Amherst to build an art and culture bridge — a series of public sculptures — to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus. The exhibition features work by 13 nationally recognized artists, local artists and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community.

Artists include: Sarah Braman; Roberley Bell; CLOK  (Collective–LOK: Jon Lott, William O’Brien Jr., and Michael Kubo); Naomi Darling; Tom Friedman; Josephine Halvorson; Harold Grinspoon; Benjamin Jones; Joseph Krupczynski; Pamela Matsuda-Dunn; Gary Orlinsky; Rob Swainston; and Erika Zekos

Important Dates

July 1:       Exhibition Opens

Sept 21:   Exhibition Reception at UMCA

Sept 22:   XTCA Symposium 10 a.m. ⎼ 5 p.m.

Nov 1:      Exhibition Closes

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