When We Were Young: 
Rethinking Abstraction from the
University at Albany Art Collections

Looking back at highlights from the earliest years of the University at Albany Art Collections, this exhibition shines a fresh light on late-Modernist abstraction as it relates to current trends in contemporary art. Artists include Josef Albers, Max Bill, Jack Bosson, Chryssa, Gene Davis, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Michael Kidner, Kim Lim, Luis Molinari-Flores, Henry Pearson, Peter Taylor among others.

  • 2017 Year End Report

    Marking our 50th year, 2017 has been a year of celebration, reflection, and stand-out solo exhibitions. In honor of our legacy and our bright plans for 2018, we are delighted to share our Year End Report with you. Click here.
  • 2018 MH Regional Juror announced

    University Art Museum announces Jean Shin as Juror of the 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition on view October 19 – December 8, 2018 at University Art Museum. More...

  • UAM turns 50

    Now in its 50th year, the University at Albany Art Museum continues to present contemporary art that is true to its founding ideals. More…
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  • Leah Morris

    Leah Morris is a current MFA candidate in sculpture at UAlbany. She completed her BFA in sculpture at Boston University in 2010. Before pursuing her Master's degree, Leah spent time working for AmeriCorps in Philadelphia, PA, as well as teaching studio art to middle school students in both Lake Placid, NY and Buffalo, NY. She spends the majority of her time making/viewing art and hanging out with her dog, Stevie Nicks.
  • Nora Petrucci

    Nora Petrucci is our current Art History Intern at the University’s Museum. She is double majoring in Communications and Art History with a minor in Business. Nora will be finishing up her senior year at the University at Albany and is expected to graduate May 2017. Nora is also the Director of IT for Albany Sports Business Organization, a Community Assistant for the World of Humanities L-LC and the Project Manager for the Division of Student Affairs Media Team. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, cooking, volunteering, drawing and trying new things! Some of her favorite artists are Frida Kahlo, Edgar Degas, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O'Keeffe. If you see her around the museum ask her about her favorite exhibition piece!
  • Noah Christiantelli

    Noah Christiantelli is a senior at the University at Albany. He will be graduating in the Fall of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Rhetoric and a minor in Fine Arts. Noah enjoys drawing, photography, and hiking. He was recently inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success and is an active member in the Ski and Snowboard Club. This past August I took a trip to Oregon and experienced the solar eclipse in the line of totality on 3 Fingered Jack in the Willamette National Forest.
  • Jaquelyn Mendez

    After completing her MA in Visual Art, Jaquelyn is continuing as an MFA student at the University at Albany. She's a cinephile, urban explorer, and amateur photographer. She also enjoys wasting hours of her time surfing Air B&B and planning possible future trips all over the globe; which she probably won't get done until she's in her late 40s, an empty nester, and actually has the funds to do so.
  • Sarah Noel

    Sarah is an English major with a minor in Communications in her second semester at University at Albany. She previously went to school at the State University of New York at Potsdam. She's a social media addict, zoo enthusiast, and lover of all things Christmas. She is obsessed with her handsome 9 year old pup, Harley, but can't forget to mention her other two adorable dogs Arya and Doofus.
  • Thomas Owen

    Thomas is majoring in Informatics and minoring in Cybersecurity. Thomas will be finishing up his senior year at the University at Albany and is expected to graduate May 2018. In his free time he talks with friends, volunteers for his local community, and loves to challenge himself with new activities.

    The Creative Life Series

    A collaboration with New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center, University Art Museum and WAMC public radio station, The Creative Life brings leading figures in the arts to campus for a conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue about their creative practice.

    Upcoming conversations include photographer Frédéric Brenner (March 7, 7 pm PAC), choreographer Garth Fagan (March 28), and two-time Tony and Grammy winner Patti Lupone (April 26). Previous guests included fiction writer Joyce Carol Oates, tap dancer-choreographer Savion Glover, jazz violinist Regina Carter, painter David Salle, and author Lois Lowry.