All are invited to meet the Mead’s new head of education, Emily Potter-Ndiaye, and explore Timing Is Everything. Potter-Ndiaye’s education philosophy is two-directional and participatory—come ready to share your thoughts and learn about art in a fun and exciting way. No experience in the arts necessary, but curiosity is a must!
Timing is everything. Drawn entirely from the Mead’s permanent collection, Timing Is Everything presents artworks that visualize concepts of time: linear and cyclical, absolute and relative. It questions the role of time in memory and the many factors that have influenced human perception of the past, present, and future, including seasons, geography and technology. Join us for a gallery talk with american art curator Vanja Malloy to learn more about this exhibition.
Stop by the Mead to find new connections among works on view with student museum educators. Each week we’ll focus on different themes, so feel free to keep coming back for more and check our website and Facebook page for weekly themes.
Please join us to celebrate the opening of our new lineup of fall exhibitions at the Mead Art Museum. Drawn from our permanent collection, these exhibitions offer new narratives of gender and time, and reveal new directions in the Mead’s collecting practices. All are invited for an artistic experience that explores themes across centuries, continents and media!
5–5:30 p.m. | Director’s welcome followed by curatorial remarks by american art curator Vanja Malloy and european print specialist and study room manager Mila Hruba
5:30–7 p.m. | Reception featuring DJ Quills, refreshments and more!
The Amherst College jazz faculty welcomes new and returning students with a concert showcasing the depth and richness of jazz at the college. The concert features original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards performed by Claire Arenius (drums), Joe Belmont (guitar), Carl Clements (saxophones, flutes), Geoff Cunningham (trumpet, flugelhorn), Darryl Harper (clarinet), Ann Maggs (voice), David Picchi (bass), Jason Robinson (saxophones), Eugene Uman (piano), and Bob Weiner (percussion).
In the wake of German unification, the long and contentious 1990s saw many of East Germany’s artists come under attack. In essence, these debates were about the roles East German artists would be allowed to play in unified Germany. Panelists will discuss their recollections and thoughts about the evolution of attitudes towards East German art in the years after German unification.
A Place in Berlin | Intro by Barton Byg, UMass Amherst
Konzert im Freien
(Germany, 2001, dir. Jürgen Böttcher, 86 min., color, doc., EN ST)
A team of artists was commissioned to create the Marx-Engels Forum, a sculpture group commemorating the international workers’ movement in the center of East Berlin. Böttcher blends old and newly-shot footage of the monument to explore the changing meanings of monuments. Two well-known (East) German jazz musicians—Günter “Baby” Sommer (perc) and Dietmar Diesner (sax)—interpret the space and images musically.
Jazz in July Faculty Concert featuring Sheila Jordan, Avery Sharpe, Winard Harper, Earl MacDonald, Jeff Holmes, Barry Ries, Bob Ferrier, Bruce Diehl, Genevieve Rose, and Ted Sullivan.
In its 37th year, the annual Jazz in July Summer Music Program is a renowned jazz education, performance, and improvisation program is held each year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jazz in July isummer-intensive workshop examining the technique, history, and culture of jazz. Jazz legends such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Sheila Jordan, and Max Roach helped develop Jazz in July’s strong foundation in the traditions of jazz.
Jazz in July faculty spend two weeks working with students to hone their skills as jazz musicians. Thursday night is the faculty’s time to shine, showing their chops as prominent jazz musicians.
In its 37th year, Annual Jazz in July Summer Music Programs runs July 9 through 20. The renowned jazz education, performance, and improvisation program is held each year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jazz in July is a summer-intensive workshop examining the technique, history, and culture of jazz. Jazz legends such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Sheila Jordan, and Max Roach helped develop Jazz in July’s strong foundation in the traditions of jazz.
Jazz in July is a program of the UMass Fine Arts Center, sponsored in cooperation with the UMass Department of Music & Dance and the UMass College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Instrumental Ensemble and Vocal Soloists programs offer students the chance to study with professional world-class faculty. The rigorous training includes instrument/vocal master classes, group clinics, jazz theory and improvisation training, ensemble coaching, jam sessions, combined lectures, and public performances by participants.
Here we present our student combos and vocalists in a relaxed, club environment. This event takes place in the Marriott Center, 11th floor of the Campus Center complex at the University of Massachusetts. Light refreshments and cash bar. Suggested donation is $10.
Come check out the 44th Annual NOFA Summer Conference, held here at Hampshire College, August 10-12. This year, Hampshire College alum Rowen White of Sierra Seeds will be one of the keynote speakers, along with Eric Holt Gimenez of Food First. This three-day conference offers a wide-range of seminars, workshops and other educational opportunities regarding organic food, food systems, and agricultural wisdom through the ages.