A favorite cultural event of the area returns this month when the Five College Choral Festival takes the stage at Smith College for the first time since 2012. The Festival brings together more than 375 choir members from the five campuses who, after performing in their campus groups, will take part in the world premiere of a new composition by award-winning Amherst College composer Eric Sawyer.
The members of Museums10 will host a diverse range of exhibits and events this spring, from innovative art exhibitions to family-friendly happenings.
The Emily Dickinson Museum this year celebrates the restoration of the poet’s bedroom, where she wrote most of her nearly 1,800 poems. Also in Amherst, the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College offers student docent guided tours for families February 17-20, featuring scavenger hunts and a chance to explore its collection of more than 1,700 specimens.
Five College Advanced Studio Seminar students have spent a semester challenging the conventional definitions of art in a course that culminates with an exhibition of their work November 7-14. The closing reception is being held Friday, November 14, at 6 pm in Jannotta Gallery in Smith College's Brown Fine Arts Center.
Holyoke Community-Campus Partnerships: What Have We Learned? A Reflection on Community and Design
Friday Nov. 7 – Sunday November 9, Holyoke and Amherst, MA
Five Colleges has received $180,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds will be used for the Consortium’s Partnership Programs’ second NEH Summer Institute for Teachers on Native American and indigenous studies next summer, Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview.
The Five College community was deeply saddened to learn of the death on September 24th of Elizabeth Mazzocco, Five College professor of Italian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and longtime director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Dr. Mazzocco began her consortium career in 1989 as a visiting assistant professor of Italian at Mount Holyoke College. The following year she became a visiting assistant professor of Italian at UMass and director of the then-Five College Foreign Language Resource Center. A memorial service for Dr.
This fall, Museums10 is featuring a range of exhibitions and public events to warm the chilly days and nights. Works by world-renowned artists will be on display throughout the autumn months. The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is showing an exhibition of Henri Matisse drawings curated by the award-winning artist Ellsworth Kelly, as well as plant lithographs by Kelly to accompany the exhibition.
Friday, September 26, 4:30-6pm, Frost Library Archives, Amherst College
September 10, 2014
The Five College Consortium will soon begin construction of a 2.5-million-volume library annex that will provide shelving to supplement the capacities of the on-campus libraries.
According to Five College Executive Director Neal Abraham, the creation of an annex is the latest of many joint efforts of the libraries of the consortium.
July 16, 2014
Consortium to host music, puppet theater and dance in partnership with the Asian Arts & Culture Program at UMass Amherst’s Fine Arts Center