XTCA Cross Town Contemporary Art

_XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art_ is an outdoor public art exhibition that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. [The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)](https://fac.umass.edu/UMCA/Online/) has partnered with the UMass Architecture Department and the [Town of Amherst](https://www.amherstma.gov/) to build an art and culture bridge– a series of public sculptures– to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus. The exhibition features work by 13 nationally recognized artists, local artists and members of the academic community. The goal of this project is to generate a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community.**On view July 1 - November 1, 2018**_Maps available at UMCA and at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, 35 S. Pleasant St, Amherst\*\*_This project is in partnership with the Building Bridges Initiative at the [UMass Civil Engagement & Service Learning](http://cesl.umass.edu/buildingbridges). This participatory art work will be displayed inside UMCA gallery, where visitors can view and participate in _Building Bridges,_ pick up a map of the outdoor exhibition, and begin their walk into downtown. Maps will also be available in multiple downtown locations including local businesses, the Bangs Community Center and the Chamber of Commerce.**Events**July 1 Exhibition OpensJuly 5 Arts Night Out PlusAugust 2 Arts Night Out Plus + Concert in the ParkSept 6 Arts Night Out PlusSept 21 Exhibition ReceptionSept 22 XTCA SymposiumOct 4 Arts Night Out PlusOct 12 For Freedoms Town HallNov 1 Exhibition Closes

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