CALENDAR Exhibitions & Events Cultivating Humanity through Artists, Exhibitions, Authors & Events


Berlin Awards Ink Pen

Announcing the 16th Annual Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing Call for Submissions

Deadline March 1, 2020

The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for creative writing, prose or poetry, authored by UMass students, nursing students, graduate students, residents, and fellows based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center, Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's or Baystate Medical Center. Details: https://library.umassmed.edu/news-events/lsl-now/16th-berlin-prize-for-creative-writing-submissions

Moreland Log


A Photography Exhibit by Lisa Gussak, MD

January 2 - February 27, 2020

Drawn to colors and patterns in nature, Dr. Gussak began taking pictures of her "everyday world" with her first smart phone. "Noticing" is an eclectic exhibit presenting a detailed perspective and focus of the artist's close observation of hardscapes & softscapes. "Paying closer attention to my environment, noticing details of sidewalks, plants, and pavement has informed my doctoring and vice versa. The current practice of medicine challenges clinicians to balance their attention between the patient, the computer, and the massive amount of information presented to them every day. Photography enhances my ability to notice what is happening around me...".



New England Donor Services Remembrances Quilt

On Display November 12 - December 31, 2019

The Remembrances Quilt is a testament to the generosity of donor families and a tribute to their loved ones, whose life and death the quilt commemorates. the quilt is composed of squares of fabric individually designed and created by family members/friends.

New England Donor Services coordinates organ and tissue donation and serves thousands of donor families each year who have generously made the decision to donate and honors the wishes of those who registered as donors and gave the gift of life.

Tangled Branches

"Burned Stories"

by Brett Poza

On Exhibit November 4 - December 31, 2019

For the last four years, Brett Poza has focused her art work on nature, from imperfect old trees to disasters, imagining the hardships that nature endures. Using large wood panels as a canvas, Brett uses pyrographic techniques, water-based inks and chemicals to create this exhibit which is appropriately titled "Burned Stories".

“I am interested in the way multiple narratives wrap themselves around an object or an event much in the same way family may recount a story from multiple perspectives- mostly true, and yet different.”

Brett Poza, MFA, MA, ATR is a visiting lecturer and graduate mentor for Massachusetts College of Art and Design as well as a registered Art Therapist. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, an MA from Lesley University and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Past exhibits include MassMOCA (Thesis Show, North Adams, MA), The Boston Sculptors Gallery (Boston, MA), The Doran Gallery at MassArt (Boston, MA), The Student Life Gallery, Cuba Show (Boston, MA), The Alpha Gallery, New Talent Show (Boston, MA) and The Alpha Gallery, Summer Selections Show(Boston, MA).

Brett’s husband, Ricardo, works at UMMS for the Graduate School of Nursing.

Talk & Book Signing

November 13, 2019

Reception and book signing begins at 5:00

Amphitheater I, UMMS

David Hemenway

Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at Harvard University's School of Public Health

Author of

Private Guns Public Health


"While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention"

A truth: firearm violence is one of the most complex public health issues of our times, it is an epidemic and a public health threat. According to the CDC there were 39,773 firearm deaths in the United States in 2017. Is understanding the biological, psychological, racial, ethnic, cultural factors, and addressing the lethal impact of gun culture in America enough to stop gun violence?

Join us as David Hemenway addresses gun violence as a public health concern and discusses his approach to policy reform with the aim of preventing future tragedies.

Sponsors: The Department of Surgery and the Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library.

June - November


A Brief History & Collection of Historical Ophthalmology Items

The Lamar Soutter Library is hosting a collection of historical ophthalmology items on loan courtesy of the University of Connecticut. On view are textbooks, glass eyes, and surgical equipment from the late 1800’s. Exhibiting June 10 - November 12, 2019

September - October

"RIBO-COP" Andrei Korostelev, RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Medical School

"The Art of RNA"

On Exhibit September 3 - October 31, 2019

"One day long ago, RNA learned how to move, and so life began"- Harry Noller

Angela Messmer-Blust brings to the Artist in residence Series and exhibit that "illustrates the breadth of research that the RTI is undertaking, developing novel therapies for which RNA is the therapeutic target or modality in pathologies from pregnancy complications to neurodegenerative illnesses. On display are 13 images crafted via microscopy, with an outcome that shows striking molecular and cellular imagery. What each image represents, which is most remarkable, is the collaboration between the scientific and clinical research communities here at UMMS that are dedicated to finding cures through biological discoveries,. And with this exhibit we get a glimpse into that process.

Week of September 24

Climate Preparedness Week

Climate Change, Human Impacts and the Resiliency of the Human Spirit

September 24- 30, 2019, Lamar Soutter Library

Catherine Carr, LSL librarian, brings "Climate Preparedness Week" awareness to the UMass Community. Climate Preparedness Week is dedicated to learning, service and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. How is climate change affecting you and your community?

Our environment and your health- learn what's changing for better or for worse, in sickness and in health: our relationship with and responsibility to our planet. Will and can you react with resiliency to devastating occurrences due to climate changes?

"The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. these impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience." (EPA)

July - August

"Migration", 2019, Asian Brush Painting, 100.5" x 29", Bayda Asbridge

"Woods in the Library"


New works by Artist-in-Residence Bayda Asbridge. A stunning compilation of weaving, brush painting, printmaking and sculpture. On exhibit July 1 - August 29, 2019.


Created with an image by Louis Reed - "A 360 panorama stitched and warped to create the tiny planet effect. Image sequence taken by drone above a community field in Wales."