The museum plays a leadership role in the arts community in the region and is one of the most visible cultural presenters on campus. The museum organizes six to eight exhibitions annually that explore and illuminate contemporary art and societal issues. Exhibitions and related lectures form the core of the museum's public outreach. 13,000 visitors attend exhibitions, receptions, events, and public lectures annually. Additionally, the museum has curatorial responsibility for some 3,000 works of art in the University at Albany Collections; it organizes campus-wide installations and temporary museum exhibitions of art from the collection. "