University at Albany
Art and Culture Talks
2003 Marjorie L. and Ronald E. Brandon Art and Culture Talks

ACT programs will be held at the museum.
For more information, call (518) 442-4035.

All programs are free and open to the public.
Parking will be provided in the Visitor Lot #1
courtesy of the Provost’s Office.


  • Thursday, March 20
    4:15 p.m.
    Informal seminar, "Navigating the Documentary" with David Shapiro , visual artist and director, writer, and producer of the award-winning documentary film Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

  • Friday, March 21
    7:00 p.m.
    Screening of and director's commentary on Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (American, 2000, 93 minutes, color, 35 mm) by David Shapiro , director

  • Tuesday, March 25
    7:00 p.m.
    Lecture, "Redefining Identity: Art, Genetics, and the New Nature of Portraiture" by Gary Schneider , photographer, and Dorothy Warburton , geneticist

  • Thursday, April 10
    3:00 p.m.
    Informal public conversation, "The Politics of Media: Culture Jammers, Hackers, Hacktivists, and Other Encounters between Art, Media, and Technology" with Mark Dery , cultural critic, and McKenzie Wark , media theorist

  • Thursday, April 10
    7:00 p.m.
    Lecture, "Collapsing New Buildings: The Trade Towers, Terror Art, and the Excesses of Aesthetic Philosophy" by Mark Dery , cultural critic

  • Wednesday, September 24
    7:00 p.m.
    Lecture, "What Art Is For Now" by Peter Schjeldahl , art critic for The New Yorker

  • October 20
    7:00 p.m.
    Lecture, "My Art Practice and Welcome To It: Tradition, Family, and Peanut Butter" by William Pope.L , visual and performance-theater artist and educator

  • Thursday, October 30
    4:00 p.m.
    Informal public conversation, "A Moving Picture Show" with Allen Yates , artist, and Daniel Goodwin , head of the Combined Media Program in the Art Department at UAlbany

  • Wednesday, November 12
    7:00 p.m.
    Boor Sculpture Studio Panel discussion: "Working in Arcadia: The Role of the Artist in Art Communities Today" Artists and directors from Art Omi Artist Colony, The Millay Colony for the Arts, and Yaddo will discuss the artist community experience