• Henry Luce Foundation Grant Will Fund New Collections Study Space


    The University at Albany Art Museum has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program. This generous funding will be used to maintain the activities and educational initiatives of the Museum’s newly created Collections Study Space, which houses the University at Albany Fine Art Collections. More...


  • Creative Life Conversation with Jean Shin 11/1, 7 pm



    Jean Shin, nationally recognized installation artist will visit UAlbany for a conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue as part of The Creative Life series on Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center. A Pre-Event Public Reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. at The University Art Museum. Free and open to the public.


  • UAM welcomes Gil Gentile as new Exhibition and Publication Designer



    The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Gil Gentile as Exhibition and Publication Designer. Gentile succeeds Zheng Hu as Exhibition and Publication Designer, who retired from the position after more than 30 years with the museum.More…

  • Jaquelyn Mendez


    After completing her MA in Visual Art, Jaquelyn is continuing as an MFA student at the University at Albany. She's a cinephile, urban explorer, and amateur photographer. She also enjoys wasting hours of her time surfing Air B&B and planning possible future trips all over the globe; which she probably won't get done until she's in her late 40s, an empty nester, and actually has the funds to do so.
  • Ossie Jon-nwakalo


    Ossie is a current Fine Arts major at UAlbany. In his free time, he loves to watch movies, read books, and listen to music. Ossie’s favorite artists are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly and Clyfford Still. The former two for their raw, minimalist, and loud approach to painting; and Still for his colorful and large-scaled pallet knife works.
  • Tara Ilyadis


    Tara is a double major in Art History and Sociology at UAlbany and will be graduating in May 2019. She enjoys painting, drawing, crafting, cosplaying, and binging watching TV. Her favorite part about interning at the University Art Museum is that she loves the environment. “Everyone is so welcoming, and they really care about your input. It has been a great learning experience, and has helped me to develop skills I can definitely use for my future.” Tara is also an intern for the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, as well as Peer Mentoring with the WCI program. Her favorite artist is Artemisia Gentileschi. “Gentileschi was a fantastic woman, who fought against her societal norms and produced beautiful works in the process.”
  • John Epp


    John is a current graduate student in Public History at the University at Albany. He is a big New York Yankees fan and enjoys learning about people. Throughout his time with us, John’s highlight has been aiding in the creation of the Collections Study Space – a space for students, faculty, and the public to learn about art and specifically our collection in a hands-on environment. John’s confident in his pursuit for a career in the museum business – as he says, “When you hold history [in your hand], you can feel it”.


    The Creative Life Series


    A collaboration with New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany Performing Arts Center, University Art Museum and WAMC public radio station, The Creative Life brings leading figures in the arts to campus for a conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue about their creative practice.

    Upcoming conversations include sculptor Jean Shin (November 1, 7 p.m. PAC) and writer Esmeralda Santiago (November 8, Campus Center Ballroom). Previous guests included fiction writer Joyce Carol Oates, tap dancer-choreographer Savion Glover, jazz violinist Regina Carter, painter David Salle, and author Lois Lowry.