University Art Museum
Hosts 2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried
Exhibit is on view
July 8 through November 1
Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980
N.Y. (June 11, 2003) -- UAlbany's University Art Museum
will host the
2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition.
Founded in 1936 and one of the longest running annual juried
exhibitions in the country, The Artists of the Mohawk Hudson
Region rotates among The Albany Institute of History & Art,
the Schenectady Museum, and the University Art Museum at
the University at Albany. The exhibition is considered
the benchmark showing for the finest contemporary artists
working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region.
juror is Maura Heffner, the newly appointed director of
exhibitions and programs at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.
She is a former assistant curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where
she held numerous positions including coordinator of the 2000 Biennial Exhibition
and project director of Mies in America. Heffner also curated Once Upon a Time:
Fiction and Fantasy in Contemporary Art, recently on view at the New York State
than 225 entries, Heffner’s final juried selection will
include approximately 50 works by 25 artists. Selections
work in all media and reflect the
expansive range of issues and subject matter confronting contemporary artists
both in the Capital Region and in the larger art world.
Award decisions will be announced at an opening reception, Thursday, July
10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Art Museum provides more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space for
six to eight changing exhibitions a year. Since its inaugural
in 1967, Paintings and Sculpture from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection,
the University Art Museum has been committed to presenting contemporary
that connect community and worldviews with the vast resources of the University.
In addition to exhibiting established artists and the work of emerging
artists, the museum develops and presents exhibitions in
collaboration with academic
departments across the campus to explore current art practices through
the larger frame of
cultural, historical, philosophical, and sociopolitical contexts.
For more information
please call (518) 442-4035 or visit www.albany.edu/museum.
hours are Tues. -- Sat., noon -- 4 p.m.