July 12 – December 10, 2016

Artists’ Reception:
Friday, September 16, 5 – 7 pm



Future Perfect features artists who explore our conflicted relationship to the natural world and inform how we view the past, how we perceive the present, and how we imagine the future.

Programming includes lectures, screenings, performances, and informal conversations related to the subject of climate change within a broad scientific, literary, historical, and geo-political framework. More...


  • Future Perfect Public Programs


    The University at Albany Art Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming schedule of Public Programs and Special Events to accompany its current exhibition Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene. Over the fall semester, the museum will host weekly talks, performances, readings, and informal conversations related to the subject of climate change within a broad scientific, literary, historical, and geo-political framework. More...
  • 2015-16 Chancellor's Award


    Janet Riker, Director of the University Art Museum receives the 2015-16 Chancellor's Award for Excellence for consistently superior professional achievement. “Over the years, she has raised the level of the Museum to new heights of excellence in programming, outreach, community engagement, and fund-raising.” More...

  • The Anthropocene Web Project


    To extend the reach and breadth of the exhibition Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene, the museum has launched a website that will include a schedule of public programming, academic papers, bibliography, on-line discussions, and links to related sites of global, national, and community organizations. The site is administered by Associate Professor Danny Goodwin and designed by Meaghan Mulligan, CAS Webmaster and Designer. http://www.albany.edu/futureperfect/

  • Alana Akacki

    joins the UAM staff


    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.
  • Christine Snyder

    MFA candidate and Museum Intern 2016

    Christine Snyder has taught multiple printmaking courses in her time as an MFA candidate at UAlbany, but her interest in working in a gallery or museum led to her selection to fill the position of Museum Intern during the Spring 2016 semester.

    Snyder (formerly Christine Batson) received her BFA in Studio Art from The College of Saint Rose and is currently in her final semester as an MFA student at The University at Albany. During her time in graduate school, Christine has assisted with etching and silkscreen courses and taught mono and relief printing. When she isn’t teaching or working in the museum, Snyder can be found in her studio working on her brightly colored clay and styrofoam sculptures and colored pencil drawings.
  • David Reisine

    Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Intern

    Presently a UAlbany MFA student in sculpture, David Reisine graduated with a BFA at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009. He began working in bronze in his undergraduate program, learned blacksmithing and welding techniques after college, and relocated to Albany to pursue an advanced degree. He is working in the Boor Sculpture Studio to realize large scale metal sculptures that will be exhibited in his MFA Thesis Exhibition in May 2016. Reisine began working in the museum during the Summer 2014, assisting with many aspects of exhibition preparation and installation and was granted the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Internship during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.