A fun, free event for students, families, and all audiences! The afternoon will feature local musicians, dancers, thespians, arts and craft tables, interactive activities and food trucks. Community Fest also provides an ideal study break or stress-buster for our UMass and Five College students as they prepare for finals. Sponsored by the UMass Office for Student Affairs, Valley Kids, and Florence Savings BankSee More
Talk by Split Knuckle Theatre cast, psychologist Norma Johnson and Julie Brigham-Grette, Chair, UMass Department of Geosciences.The discussion will explore how Split Knuckle developed Endurance, the psychology behind what it took to survive such harsh Antarctic conditions, and the lessons learned from science expeditions past and present. What does it take to lead and how do we decide who to follow?See More
Created by Split Knuckle Theatre in collaboration with Nick RyanTrapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey relives Shackleton’s story, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees’ jobs. Can one of the greatest leaders in human…See More
The Fine Arts Center seeks to engage and inspire the campus and regional communities in the arts through a broad array of exemplary performances, exhibitions, and educational programs.
Since its founding in 1975, the UMass Fine Arts Center has been a central force in the cultural, social and academic life of the University, the Five College campuses, and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The Fine Arts Center's combination of educational, visual, and performing arts programs not only makes us unique, but it also secures a very vital and necessary position for us to meet the diverse needs of scholars, faculty, students, alumni and the broader community.