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Art Museum Plans Alumni Exhibition

Alumni Exhibit Fall 2011 UAlbany

UAlbany's Art Museum will host an exhibition of the work of UAlbany alumni during the fall semester in 2011.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (October 15, 2010) -- The University Art Museum is organizing a major exhibition of the work of UAlbany alumni in the fall semester 2011. The exhibition will occupy the entire museum space and will include all media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and works on paper. Based on a long-standing track record of success among its graduates in the visual arts field, the exhibition will highlight the individual accomplishments of working alumni artists. This exhibition is supported by a grant from the University at Albany Alumni Association.

Ken Johnson, '78, a freelance art critic who writes regularly for the New York Times will serve as guest curator for the exhibition.

Ken Johnson, UAlbany MFA alum 1978

Ken Johnson, M.F.A. '78

Johnson has been writing art criticism professionally for more than 20 years. He graduated from Brown University in 1976 with a degree in art, followed in 1978 by a master's degree in studio art with a concentration in painting from UAlbany.

In 1983, Johnson started writing art reviews for the Times Union and other capital region publications. Johnson has written about contemporary artists for Arts Magazine, Art in America, and The Boston Globe.

Johnson has been writing art criticism for the New York Times since 1997, where he reviews six to eight current exhibitions each week. His new book, Are You Experienced? Art and the Psychedelic Revolution, is scheduled for publication by Prestel Books in Spring 2011.

The exhibition will be documented by a full-color catalogue with an essay by Johnson.

A reception will be hosted at the University Art Museum during Alumni Weekend in early October, 2011.

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