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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

B.A.A.M. (Black Arts at Amherst Matter) Exhibition

B.A.A.M. (Black Arts at Amherst Matter) Exhibition

Join the MRC as we conclude Black History Month with B.A.A.M. (Black Arts at Amherst Matter), an art exhibition highlighting those in Amherst’s Black community carving out a place for themselves in the arts, imprinting their vision and defining their own history at Amherst.

The exhibition opens at 5 p.m., with live performances starting at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and the Mark Zaleski Band: McBride Commission Concert

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and the Mark Zaleski Band present music of Thad Jones, Lennie Niehaus and Matt Harris and the world premiere of “Orchids,” by Omar Thomas, as part of the McBride ’59 Jazz Commission Series.

Buckley Recital Hall is in the Arms Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public. We will be collecting donations for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.

Ongoing Events

Adventures in Photography Exhibition

During January interterm nine students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, and Mount Holyoke participated in “Adventures in Photography,” an interterm course taught by Joshua Baum and Takudzwa Tapfuma. Over the five-day course, students learned fundamental techniques of digital photography: manual exposure, composition, lighting, and post-production. The class ventured into the field for hands-on excursions to the New England Peace Pagoda, Montague Bookmill and downtown Northampton. The images in this exhibit are a selection of work created during the class.

Thank you to the Department of Art and the History of Art, and the Center for Community Engagement for sponsoring the course, and to Valentine Dining Hall for hosting this exhibition.