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University Museum of Contemporary Art / Fine Arts Center / UMass Amherst / 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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February 2019

Speak To Me Of Rivers

February 12 @ 11:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, University Museum of Contemporary Art / Fine Arts Center / UMass Amherst / 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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Inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “A Negro Speaks of Rivers,” the exhibition Speak to Me of Rivers explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists.Curated by Kiara Hill, UMCA Graduate Assistant and PhD student in Afro-American Studies, and in partnership with the UMass Afro-American Studies Department, this interactive exhibition features work from the UMCA permanent collection by artists including LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lorna Simpson.

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May 2019

Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, University Museum of Contemporary Art / Fine Arts Center / UMass Amherst / 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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“Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech & the Battle for Palestinian Rights” will address recent attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and other progressives who have spoken out against Israel’s 50-year military occupation of Palestinian land and criticized pro-Israel pressure groups for conflating legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies with “anti-Semitism.” The panel will feature prominent activists and journalists who have themselves been attacked, smeared, and branded “anti-Semitic” for speaking up on behalf of Palestinian rights. Panelists include: Legendary rocker Roger…

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