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Media Advisory: UAlbany Opens Hudson 400 Celebration with “Uncharted” Art Exhibit

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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'Uncharted' exhibit

Works by Radcliffe Bailey, Olaf Breuning, Anna Conway, Mark Essen, Adam Frelin, Valerie Hegarty, David Herbert, Emre Huner, Matt Leines, and Cameron Martin will be on display for "Uncharted."

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 15, 2009) -- The University at Albany kicks off its semester-long community commemoration for Hudson 400 with the opening of the University Art Museum’s exhibition, “Uncharted.” Set against the larger context of travel and discovery, this group exhibition considers the potentialities and perils of navigating unfamiliar waters.

What:
The exhibit marks the first of UAlbany’s three-part Hudson 400 program: Art Exhibition, Talks and Concert, and Conference. The program explores the impact of the historic voyages of Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain and the influence of the Hudson River in particular on history, economics, transportation, art, and literature. The Talks and Concert series is funded by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Who
:
William Hedberg, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Janet Riker, Director, University Art Museum

When:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Where:
University Art Museum, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany

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