he University Art Museum is pleased to host the 1997 University at Albany Art Department Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition affords a unique opportunity to experience mainstream innovations and challenging artistic expressions in the disciplines of painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. This faculty has the reputation for not only producing works of artistic quality which are formally strong and of high intellectual value but for also enabling their students to achieve this status as well. As an academic museum located within the parent institution of the University at Albany, the museum supports the universitys dedication to rigorous intellectual inquiry. The presentation of the work of the members of the faculty is a vital dimension of the museums mission of public service and education which most certainly enriches the cultural and intellectual terrain of our community. The Art Department chair, Dr. Roberta Bernstein joins me in congratulating all the participating artists on this fine accomplishment. 

                      Marijo Dougherty