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Museums10 EXPLORE THE VALLEY. DISCOVER THE WORLD. Ten outstanding museums present art, history and science. http://www.museums10.org
Museums10 is a consortium of museums in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts that celebrates the collections and promotes the programs of its affiliated museums to local, regional, and national visitors. This dynamic collaboration heightens awareness of the distinctive offerings of the individual institutions while highlighting the cultural diversity and outstanding educational resource that they collectively represent. The member museums are: Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Hampshire College Art Gallery Historic Deerfield Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Yiddish Book Center Smith College Museum of Art University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass

Opening today at the Smith College Museum of Art!Rinko Kawauchi: Seeing Shadow
12/18/2018

Opening today at the Smith College Museum of Art!
Rinko Kawauchi: Seeing Shadow

Open today, through March 31, 2019: 川內倫子 Rinko Kawauchi: Seeing Shadow. See the work in our Video & New Media Gallery 😎

University Museum of Contemporary Art
12/12/2018

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Coming to the UMCA Spring 2019!
Xylor Jane: Counterclockwise
Jan 31 – Apr 28, 2019
Opening Reception January 30, 5 – 7 p.m.

Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 188th birthday at her home - the Emily Dickinson Museum! On Saturday, December 8 from 1-4 pm...
12/06/2018

Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 188th birthday at her home - the Emily Dickinson Museum! On Saturday, December 8 from 1-4 pm, join us for a festive open house. Tour the Homestead and The Evergreens at your leisure for free; enjoy the Holiday decorations and traditional music; decorate an ornament with a special birthday message and hang it on the tree at The Evergreens or take it home; and of course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe. For the full schedule: http://bit.ly/2SfpqsP

On Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM, the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Historical Society present a reading and book ...
11/29/2018
After Emily: A reading and book signing with Julie Dobrow | Emily Dickinson Museum

On Sunday, December 2 at 2 PM, the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Historical Society present a reading and book signing by Julie Dobrow, author of the newly released book, After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet. The event will be held at the Amherst Woman's Club at 35 Triangle Street. This event is free and open to the public -- stick around for refreshments and an opportunity to get your book signed! For more info: http://bit.ly/2zsh5er

  “Dobrow chronicles the lives of two of Emily Dickinson’s earliest champions and editors. . . . Impeccably researched using more than 700 boxes of the Todds’ personal documents, Dobrow’s narrative gives a fascinating glimpse into the lives of two tireless advocates for Dickinson’s work,...

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
10/30/2018

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Join us this Friday, November 2, at 4:30 PM in Gamble Auditorium for a dialogue between artist Curlee Raven Holton & actor and playwright Keith Hamilton Cobb. In their public conversation, titled “African American Perspectives on Othello,” Holton and Cobb will discuss the agency of artists of African descent, and share the experiences that led to their Othello-inspired projects in printmaking and theater. We hope to see you there!

The Emily Dickinson Museum
10/26/2018

The Emily Dickinson Museum

"How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door, abroad for evermore."
- letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, autumn 1880

Autumn is in full color in Amherst. As we near the end of another season in Emily Dickinson's garden, help us to softly shut summer with Gardener-in-Residence Marta McDowell during the final volunteer garden sessions of the year in November! Learn more at:
www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/Gardenerinresidence

Yiddish Book Center
10/22/2018

Yiddish Book Center

Just arrived! We're so grateful to our Montreal zamlers (volunteer book collectors), Jack and Linda, who drove this van full of Yiddish books to the Yiddish Book Center. They arrived today and with help from Center staff they made quick work of unloading. Next - the work of unpacking, sorting, and cataloging.

10/12/2018
Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield

Halloween is just around the corner! Get in the spooky spirit with a Gravestone Carving demonstration on Sunday, October 28th, part of our Historic Trade Series.

Mead Art Museum
10/08/2018

Mead Art Museum

Hampshire College Art Gallery
10/05/2018

Hampshire College Art Gallery

Today, the Hampshire College Art Gallery and Hampshire College Library and Knowledge Commons are part of a summit with libraries and museums across the Five College Consortium and Museums10 on 'Libraries, Museums, Collections and the Network Turn.' As we reflect on many of the remarkable achievements of collaboration in digital infrastructure (shout out to Mount Holyoke College Art Museum curator emeritus Wendy Watson for sharing the history of the Five College Museum Collections database, still one of a kind two decades on!), we're also looking ahead to how we continue developing this important infrastructural work in support of knowledge production, discovery, accessibility, and use. Thanks to the Yiddish Book Center for hosting us, and to mighty thought-and-logistics leaders Jessica Nicoll and Jennifer Gunter King!

We're only about three weeks away from Halloween!
10/04/2018

We're only about three weeks away from Halloween!

Halloween books in The #CarleBookShop

The Emily Dickinson Museum
09/27/2018

The Emily Dickinson Museum

"Evenings get longer with the Autumn - that is nothing new! The Asters are pretty well. 'How are the other blossoms?' 'Pretty well, I thank you.'"
- letter from Emily Dickinson to Susan Gilbert Dickinson, September 26, 1858

The blossoms of the Japanese anemone, a perennial fall favorite in the Homestead garden seen here in sunset silhouette, are doing "pretty well" 160 Septembers since Emily Dickinson was commenting on her autumn flowers in this letter.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
09/21/2018

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Reminder to stop by the Museum tomorrow at 1:30 PM for a tour led by Student Guide Rachel Kim ‘21. Rachel’s tour, “The Private Lives in the Public Eye,” will explore the relationship of museums as public institutions to the intimate, personal works they exhibit. We hope to see you there! @mhcartmuseum #studentguide #studentengagement #teachingmuseum

Yiddish Book Center
09/19/2018

Yiddish Book Center

We've got your Sunday, September 23rd plans covered. Visit the Yiddish Book Center and join one of our Sunday public tours of the Center's museum exhibits and collections. And stay for a very special concert: The Sarah Rose Lazarus Concert | Grand Tango, with Ethan Lazarus and Carl Algermissen @ 2pm. To see the full details and to purchase tickets:
http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7779&view=Detail

Historic Deerfield
09/14/2018

Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield's upcoming fall symposium, “Fashion and Conflict in Early New England” (September 28-30, 2018), features new research on dress and textiles of women in the early Republic. Federal-era costume historian Ann Buermann Wass's lecture “Scarce and Valuable British and French Dry Goods” explores the seizure of British textiles by American privateers during the War of 1812. Newspaper articles and advertisements led to “rich prizes” that included so-called dry goods, like silk, wool, and cotton textiles, gloves, stockings, and even ready-made garments. Prizes were adjudicated in U.S. district courts, and a search of court records yielded itemized lists of these goods at auction. Dr. Wass supplements the primary documents with period images that illustrate the wide variety of goods that must have been welcome to shopkeepers who found goods from Europe otherwise difficult to come by. Use the link in our bio for more info on the upcoming symposium. #fashion #textiles #history #historicdeerfield

The University Museum of Contemporary Art, at UMass Amherst, will re-open for the fall 2018 semester with two new exhibi...
09/11/2018

The University Museum of Contemporary Art, at UMass Amherst, will re-open for the fall 2018 semester with two new exhibitions. They are: The Concinnitas Portfolio and Pau Atela's Re(Creations) and MathStudio.

Counting Down to our Re-Opening! Staff and Artists alike are hard at work!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
09/07/2018

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50 opens tomorrow!

The Astro Poets, Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, are the headliners at the Amherst Poetry Festival. They will be at  A...
09/06/2018
The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Astro Poets, Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, are the headliners at the Amherst Poetry Festival. They will be at Amherst College's Bassett Planetarium on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m.

Reserve your tickets at: https://bit.ly/2NpvLmT

The Astro Poets, Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, are the Friday, September 21, headliners at the Amherst Poetry Festival, with an 8 pm reading at Amherst College's Bassett Planetarium! Reserve your tickets at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/EmilyDickinsonMuseum_1/Astropoets.html

Smith College Museum of Art
09/04/2018

Smith College Museum of Art

Our very own The Blonde Gascon by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (https://bit.ly/2wulJr5) will be featured at the National Gallery of Art's exhibition, "Corot: Women," from September 9–December 31, 2018. Visit her and share your thoughts with us!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2xQ7lfO

Hampshire College Art Gallery
08/31/2018

Hampshire College Art Gallery

Welcome back to campus Five College Consortium and other area faculty! There's still time to add a visit to the 'Museum of the Old Colony' or related programs to your fall syllabus. The installation by Pablo Delano presents a striking visual depiction of the origins of the colonial relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico and explores themes of race, representation, language, politics, and power. Contact Gallery Director Amy Halliday ([email protected]) to find out more about teaching and learning with and through exhibitions, and see more about the current installation on our website: https://sites.hampshire.edu/gallery/the-museum-of-the-old-colony/

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
08/29/2018

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Today @mhcartmuseum staff received a welcome visit from the illustrious @smithartmuseum, thanks for letting us show you around our new Teaching with Art exhibition! #teachingwithart #objectbasedlearning #newexhibitions #sevensisters

Historic Deerfield
08/23/2018

Historic Deerfield

The hydrangea bushes blooming on the Street are a late summer treat. #historicdeerfield @ Historic Deerfield

The Emily Dickinson Museum
08/22/2018

The Emily Dickinson Museum

Admission is free this Friday, August 24, when Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays returns to the Emily Dickinson Museum! Tour the house of Emily Dickinson and her family, take part in a variety of Dickinson-themed crafts, and explore the poet's garden during a scavenger hunt. Free Fun Fridays runs from 10 am to 5 pm at the Museum, located at 280 Main Street. We hope to see you then!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
08/15/2018
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Spots are still available in our Create with The Carle!: Bookmaking class, which starts September 7 and takes place at Granby Senior Center!

Smith College Museum of Art
08/13/2018

Smith College Museum of Art

Katagami stencils have been used in Japan for over a thousand years as a textile pattern technique. This piece was made with mulberry and persimmon juice! http://goo.gl/3mqjM9

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
08/08/2018

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Just a regular day at work! Lynk Curatorial Intern Clarissa Adan ‘19 spotted vacuuming out a hippo skull in preparation for the Museum’s forthcoming exhibit “Major Themes: Celebrating Ten Years of Teaching with Art.” The show opens on August 11, 2018 and we can’t wait for you to see it! #teachingwithart #objectbasedlearning #internships #newexhibition @mtholyoke @mhcartmuseum

08/01/2018
Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a walking tour through Deerfield! Join us every day or explore on your own.

University Museum of Contemporary Art
07/25/2018

University Museum of Contemporary Art

Piece one of the “XCTA: Cross Town Contemporary Art” exhibition is a collective with architect John Lok and his team. Their piece “Framing” is made of laminated timber and plays on the form of the original Fine Arts Center (Roche/Dinkeloo,1974) that was intended to function as a gateway to UMass, a portal between campus and community. The project revives these intentions through the conceptual extension of the FAC bridge. A shift in construction from concrete to wood frames, creates a kind of scaffolding, suggesting both the openness and the incompleteness of the project of bridging and shifting the geometry of the FAC from the institutional to the domestic. Learn more by visiting the site itself and listening to the audio tour at https://spts.us/umca/xtca. @ Amherst, Massachusetts

Smith College Museum of Art
07/23/2018

Smith College Museum of Art

Congratulations Emma!

SCMA is delighted to share that Emma Chubb, Charlotte Feng Ford '83 Curator of Contemporary Art at SCMA, is one of six 2018 recipients of a Spring 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (warholfoundation.org). The purpose of the award is to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. The proposed projects explore new approaches to contemporary art scholarship, research challenging practices and highlight under-recognized artists and movements.

According to The Warhol Foundation's announcement on 7/17/18, 'Chubb is preparing for a mid-career retrospective for Younès Rahmoun, his first solo show in North America, which will include a residency on the Smith College campus. She will organize a two-day international conference with scholars, curators, and artists and make several trips to Morocco to research the cultural context in which the artist works. The exhibition will deal with issues of migration, climate change, decolonization, and spirituality.
#smithcollege, #warholfoundation,#smithartmuseum

A beautiful photo of the Emily Dickinson House in shadow and light
07/19/2018

A beautiful photo of the Emily Dickinson House in shadow and light

Yiddish Book Center
07/17/2018
Yiddish Book Center

Yiddish Book Center

"Shadows & Light," Steve Pfarrer's article for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, gives readers a look at the Yiddish Book Center's current visiting exhibit, "Through the Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children’s Literature." The exhibit, which runs through September 2018, showcases a “golden era” of Yiddish writing, art, and culture.

Also at the Center is “Yidishe kinder: Jewish Children and their World Before the Holocaust,” a second exhibit space that features a range of black and white photographs and children’s periodicals from Eastern Europe from the early 20th century.

JA FELT
07/13/2018

JA FELT

My installation ‘Chroma Spiral’ is now hanging in Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center in Amherst MA. This building was built with the goal of becoming the ninth building in the world to be certified under the world’s most rigorous green building standard, the Living Building Challenge (LBC) - and it has succeeded! It is operating Net-Positive, meaning it is not only completely self sufficient, it gives back to the grid.

Now the R.W. Kern center has art from a living, renewable material!

It’s an honor to have WOOL be the centerpiece of this most amazing place. These pieces were originally seen at the Grand Rapids Art Museum as part of my installation Chroma Passage. Here, this pure felted wool takes on a new form - a sculptural textile metaphor honoring the closed- loop systems underlying this Living Building. ‘Chroma Spiral’ interacts with the building’s natural light & lighting to create an immersive exploration of color, while also offering sound abatement & beauty!

Special thanks to Todd Holland, Sara Draper and Sarah Miller Meigs all who played important parts of making this possible!

07/11/2018
Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield

Meet Cast Iron Cook Ellen Zale, and join us in the kitchen this Saturday for an Open Hearth Cooking demonstration!

07/10/2018
Mead Art Museum

Mead Art Museum

The Mead is spending the summer gearing up for an exciting Fall! This means that our galleries will be closed throughout July and August. Please see our summer schedule below and be sure to check our website for the latest updates!

The Mead is partially open until July 17, 2018.

The Mead will be closed for installations July 18 - August 3, 2018.

The Mead will partially reopen on August 4, 2018.

The Mead will reopen completely on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The World of Eric Carle
07/09/2018

The World of Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar themed pop-up mall event located in Nanfeng City, Shanghai features themed activities, fanciful design and merchandise! This amazing mall includes an oversized Very Hungry Caterpillar with different interactive zone within each segment of the caterpillar, a tree house with slide, maze, and cheese house for arts and craft activities. Visit now through July 29, 2018.

The Emily Dickinson Museum
07/06/2018

The Emily Dickinson Museum

What a great night of poetry and art during July's Amherst Arts Night at the Museum, with featured reader Leslie Marie Aguilar and artist Arielle Jessop. Thanks to all who stopped by, among them our readers at the monthly open mic!

University Museum of Contemporary Art
07/05/2018

University Museum of Contemporary Art

#Reposts from @arkiekcherel, curator and UMass professor of Architecture Sandy Litchfield as she explored the XCTA: Cross Contemporary Art exhibition. #XCTA #PublicArt #TownGown
@ Amherst, Massachusetts

Yiddish Book Center
07/03/2018

Yiddish Book Center

On the latest episode of The Shmooze, producer Zeke Levine and host Lisa Newman go on the road to the Studley Press in Dalton, Massachusetts, where the summer issue of Pakn Treger, the Yiddish Book Center’s English-language magazine, is being printed. On the visit, Zeke asks the question on many readers’ minds: How does the magazine come together from start to finish? Listen at: https://bit.ly/2z2RVp7.

Free Summer Lecture Series at Historic Deerfield!
07/02/2018
Historic Deerfield

Free Summer Lecture Series at Historic Deerfield!

July 2018: Summer Lecture Series - Tea Time - Cooks' Garden Tours - New England Building Practices and more!

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