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

The University Museum of Contemporary Art promotes a standard of excellence in the contemporary visual arts and provides a forum for dialogue about art that probes aesthetic, political and social issues.

The museum maintains a permanent collection of approximately 3,000 works on paper with an emphasis on drawings, prints and photographs from the second half of the 20th century to the present.

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University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst

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Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA | 413.545.3670 |
Open during school year only | Tues–Fri 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun 2–5 p.m. | Admission is free

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

Photos courtesy University Museum of Contemporary Art: 

Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian, b. 1927). Parmi Nous (Among Us). 1965.

Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006). Wafting in the Wind. 1975.

Albert Oehlen (German, b. 1954). Ein Versuchstier (Test Animal). 1998.