A stained-glass representation of Flanders Field

Ask Geoff

By Geoff Williams, University Archivist

Below is an itinerary for a self-guided tour of downtown campus art. Enjoy your tour and UAlbany’s art, both old and new!


Starting at Hawley Hall, where the Dewey Library is located, and continuing west to Milne Hall, you’ll find the following, a partial list of downtown campus art treasures:

Dewey Library: stained-glass windows; Van Ingen murals

Draper Hall, second floor: studies of Bannerman’s Castle in the Hudson River, a suite of etchings created as an assignment for students of Professor Emeritus of Art Robert Cartmell

Husted Hall, lobby: modern University at Albany photos taken by longtime staff photographer Mark Schmid

Husted 100: the MacWeeney photos of Ireland

Richardson Hall, first floor: “Autobiography,” a rare suite of three Robert Rauschenberg offset lithographs donated to the University by Professor of Social Welfare William Roth and Carol Roth, and other contemporary works from the University’s collections

Page Hall, the Levitt Room (Page 120): paintings and etchings, some from the Rockefeller Collection

Milne Hall, first-floor Rockefeller College lobby and conference room: works from the Rockefeller Collection (Milne Hall, first-floor lobby) first and second floors: framed posters of exhibition openings at the University Art Museum and other museums

Milne 200: Lithgow murals and Thorvaldsen friezes (University Photographer Mark Schmidt’s images of the murals and friezes may also be viewed online.)