Highlights at 10 Pioneer Valley Museums this Fall

Museums10: Fall Exhibits & Displays

Museum10 Fall Highlights

Museums10 has release a new seasonal brochure to highlight the fall and winter displays and exhibitions at ten cultural, historical, and educational institutions throughout the Pioneer Valley (collectively known as Museums10). The brochure is a handy resource for both locals and visitors: it provides relevant contact and admissions information for each institution, making trip-planning significantly easier, and helps to publicize, and connect audiences with, a variety of displays and exhibitions that span a wide range of interests, ages, and expertise. This is outreach at its best: the brochure benefits audiences as well as other organizations with similar goals and similar content!

The member museums and galleries in Museums10 are: The Beneski Museum of Natural History; The Emily Dickinson Museum; The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; The Hampshire College Art Gallery; Historic Deerfield; The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; The Yiddish Book Center; The Smith College Museum of Art; and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst.

The following is a partial list of each institution’s current and upcoming exhibitions and (if applicable) additional learning opportunities and events…

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst, MA

  • Through November 10, 2013: Robert R. Zakanitch: A Garden of Ordinary Miracles
  • Through February 23, 2014: Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems
  • Through Sunday, March 23, 2014: The Art of Eric Carle: Friends
  • Visit the Art Studio (included in price of admission) during museum hours to explore art materials and techniques that reflect the art on view in the galleries!

Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA

  • Weekends through Saturday, November 30: From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes
  • New exhibition opening Saturday, September 28: Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts.

Yiddish Book Center Amherst, MA

  • Sunday, September 29: Danny Kaye – multi-media presentation
  • Sunday, October 21: Community Open House – talks, tours, and a concert

Smith College Museum of Art Northampton, MA

  • Friday, October 4, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014: River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte
  • Friday, October 11 through Sunday, December 15, 2014: Art Stories: Personal Experiences with SCMA’s Collection
  • FREE Second Friday: art activity, museum admission, and gallery talk each month for all ages from 4pm–8pm

University Museum of Contemporary Art Amherst, MA

  • Through Sunday, December 8: Du Bois In Our Time. Contemporary art inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois.
  • Tuesday, October 15: The Suppression of Sound. An Evening with Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis.
  • Saturday, October 19: Bus Trip: Guided Tour of the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite

A complete list of the fall and winter offerings of each institution may be found on the Museums10 brochure (click for a link to download).

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