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

October 6 - December 16, 2017

UAM 50th Anniversary and Homecoming Welcome Reception:
Friday, October 20, 5 – 7 pm

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.

  • John Yau to speak at UAM

    John Yau, noted poet, fiction writer, and art critic to speak at University Art Museum on Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 pm

    His lecture is titled, Above and Below the Radar: Artists Working Today.
  • 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…
    Press Release

  • Alana Akacki

    In September 2015, Alana joined the UAM staff as a half-time Administrative Assistant, overseeing the daily operations of the museum and responsible for the museum’s social media outreach.

    Akacki grew up in Warwick, NY and moved to Albany in 2002 to attend The College of Saint Rose where she received a BS degree in Studio Art. In 2010, Alana began working at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in downtown Troy. During her time at The Arts Center, she has curated exhibitions, managed the volunteer program, was promoted to Registrar, and recently has become the Director of Marketing. She is currently taking graduate courses at SUNY Albany for Public History. Even with her busy schedule, Alana finds time to make art, attend Albany Devils games, and spend time with friends.
  • 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!