University Museum of Contemporary Art at University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University Museum of Contemporary Art—the teaching museum of the University Massachusetts Amherst—is a multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. For over thirty-five years, the UMCA has been known for its seminal role in bringing world class contemporary art to our region and as a training ground for future museum professionals.

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 programming, 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.

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