University at Albany
 
Public Programs
2017

The Museum brings together artists, critics, writers, poets, and scholars to address key issues in contemporary art and culture through rigorous and provocative talks, conversations, debates, seminars, screenings, and readings in an informal setting.

Unless otherwise noted all events are free and open to the public.

The University Art Museum and the Performing Arts Center are located on the uptown campus of the University at Albany. For campus map with directions: http://www.albany.edu/map/img/Admissions-Map-Directions.pdf

 


  • Lecture by Poet and Art Critic John Yau—Above and Below the Radar: Artists Working Today

    Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 pm

  • Eminent art critic and poet John Yau is one of today's most consistently engaged voices on contemporary art. Inspired by the poets of the New York School, he has made the dialogue between visual art and poetry the hallmark of his work and career. His reviews have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Bookforum, and the Los Angeles Times. He was the former arts editor for the Brooklyn Rail and in 2012, he helped start the online magazine Hyperallergic Weekend.

    Co-sponsored by the UAlbany Department of Art and Art History and NYS Writers Institute.


  • Artist Talk and Screening with Photographer and Video Artist Sara Cwynar

    Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm

  • Brooklyn-based artist Sara Cwynar’s photographs and videos explore the cross-histories and residual power of everyday objects and images. Her most recent film Rose Gold (2017) is a research-oriented meditation on the emotional impact of color. Focusing on Apple’s Rose Gold iPhone, Cywnar tracks how the phone acts as a talisman of desire for objects, people, power, and money and how features such as touch and 3D resonate directly with the user’s emotions and imagination.

    Co-sponsored by UAlbany Department of Art and Art History. Made possible in part with public funds from The NYS Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.


  • Exhibition Tours with Dr. Robert R. Shane

    Saturday, October 21, 11 am and 1 pm


  • Join art historian Dr. Robert R. Shane for an in depth discussion of the artists on view in the exhibition When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967-present). Dr. Shane is Associate Professor of Art History at the College of Saint Rose, and a contributing essayist to the exhibition.



  • UAM 50th Anniversary and Homecoming Welcome Reception

    Friday, October 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm


  • Free and open to the public.

    Co-sponsored by UAlbany Alumni Association. Celebrate the Museum’s 50th anniversary and the opening of When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967-present) with students, faculty, exhibiting artists, alumni, and special guests.



  • Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA ’16)

    Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    October 14, October 28, November 18, December 2

  • Rethink abstraction with teaching artist Christine Snyder in a series of four hands-on, interactive art projects, each inspired by an artist in When We Were Young. Participants will receive a hand out with information on the inspiring artists: Chryssa, Gene Davis, Luis Molinari-Flores, and Marietta Hoferer. Art Labs are free, appropriate for all ages, open to students, the public, artists, and non-artists. All supplies will be provided. The labs are as follows:

    October 14 – Cut Paper Collage (highlighted artist: Chryssa)
    October 28 – Tape Art (highlighted artist: Gene Davis)
    November 18 – Coloring Book (highlighted artist: Luis Molinari-Flores)
    December 2 – Paint an Ornament (highlighted artist: Marietta Hoferer)

    Supported by the Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for student outreach.

    Funding for the When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction from the University at Albany Art Collections (1967–present) exhibitions and publications is provided by UAlbany’s Office of the President and Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, University Art Museum Endowed Director’s Fund, and University Auxiliary Services.


  • Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Cameron Martin Artists’ Gallery Walk Through

    Friday, June 30, 4:15 pm

  • Please join us for an informal gallery walk through followed by a Q+A. This event is free and open to the public.



  • Artists’ Reception
    Sara Greenberger Rafferty:
    Gloves Off
    Cameron Martin: Abstracts

    Friday, June 30, 5 – 7 pm

  • Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. Made possible in part with public funds from The NYS Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.



  • The Creative Life, David Salle, internationally renowned painter

    Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm
    Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

  • WAMC’s "Roundtable" host Joe Donahue will lead a conversation with Salle on his new book, How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art (2016).

    Co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center, and University Art Museum.



  • Dave McKenzie Artist Talk and Video Screening

    Tuesday, February 14, 4:30 pm
    Boor Sculpture Studio

  • Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. Made possible in part with public funds from The NYS Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.