University at Albany
 
Public Programs
2018

The Museum brings together artists, critics, writers, poets, and scholars to address key issues in contemporary art and culture through rigorous and provocative talks, conversations, debates, seminars, screenings, and readings in an informal setting.

Unless otherwise noted all events are free and open to the public.

The University Art Museum and the Performing Arts Center are located on the uptown campus of the University at Albany. For campus map with directions: https://www.albany.edu/map/img/Admissions-Map-Directions.pdf


  • Artist Talk with exhibiting artist Jungjin Lee

    Artist Talk with exhibiting artist Jungjin Lee

    Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 pm


  • Known for her laborious and handcrafted photographic work printed on handmade mulberry paper, Jungjin Lee creates cross-cultural photographic landscapes which intermixes techniques and materials of Eastern and Western traditions of both painting and photography. For This Place, Lee travelled to Israel and the West Bank four times during 2010 and 2011, usually staying for about a month. She focused on the desert regions in the south, particularly the Negev. Jungjin Lee will discuss her Unnamed Road series of large abstract landscapes of the Negev Desert.

    This event is co-sponsored by UAlbany’s Department of Art and Art History.


  • Games Bringing People Together

    Saturday, February 10, 12:00 – 4:00 pm




  • Across the world games bring people together and act as a touchstone for peace. Join The Guild at UAlbany in celebrating the impact of games by playing at the Art Museum. Come play a variety of board games, members will be available to teach unfamiliar/new games and all are welcome.


  • Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA ’16)

    Saturday, February 17, March 3, March 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Teaching artist Christine Snyder leads a series of three hands-on, interactive art projects, each inspired by an artist in This Place. Participants will receive a hand out with information on the inspiring artists: Martin Kollar, Jungjin Lee, Thomas Struth, and Jeff Wall. Art Labs are free, appropriate for all ages, open to students, community members, artists, and non-artists. All supplies will be provided. The labs are as follows:

    February 17 – Magazine Collage (highlighted artist: Jeff Wall)
    March 3 – Graphite Drawing (highlighted artist: Jungjin Lee)
    March 24 – Comparing and Contrasting Two Works of Art (highlighted artists: Thomas Struth and Martin Kollar)

    Art Lab is supported by the Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for student outreach and Stewart’s Shops.



  • Photography is Dead. Long Live Photography! A roundtable discussion on the past, present, and future of the medium

    Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

  • At a moment when images are more ubiquitous than ever, when we live, as Lynne Tillman has written, “in a glut of images,” many practitioners believe the medium, as an artistic form, is in a crisis of one form or another. The mass deployment of highresolution cellphone cameras, accessible image-editing software, social media sharing platforms, machine vision and optical recognition systems, as well as executive artificial intelligence, all leave artists wondering where we stand. According to Teju Cole, “…we may be on our way to becoming androids, but we are not there yet: we still have a hunger for poetry and lyricism, an intense hunger that is difficult to satisfy.” This roundtable seeks to engage photographic artists at a wide range of points in their careers to offer a “snapshot” of our current moment.

    Panelists: Melinda McDaniel, Artist, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Art + Extended Media, Sage College of Albany; Justin Baker, Artist, Assistant Professor of Art, Hudson Valley Community College; Owen Barensfeld, Artist, MFA Candidate, Studio Art, UAlbany Dept. of Art & Art History; Judah Shepherd, Artist, 60-credit Departmental BA Candidate, Studio Art, UAlbany Dept. of Art & Art History
    Moderator: Danny Goodwin, Artist, Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Studio Art Program, UAlbany Dept. of Art & Art History



  • The Creative Life: a conversation with Frédéric Brenner

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    The Creative Life: a conversation with Frédéric Brenner

    Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    University at Albany Performing Arts Center

  • This Place project initiator and photographer Frédéric Brenner will discuss the conception of the exhibition and his working process as part of The Creative Life, WAMC’s conversation series hosted by Joe Donahue and co-sponsored by UAM, UAlbany Performing Arts Center, and The New York State Writers Institute. Brenner is best known for his opus Diaspora, the result of a twenty-five year search in over forty countries to create a visual record of the Jewish Diaspora at the end of the twentieth century. Brenner’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Musée de L’ysée in Lausanne, as well as many private collections.

    This series is funded by The University at Albany Foundation with additional support from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, the Alumni Association and University Auxiliary Services.


  • Pop up Yoga at the Museum

    Pop up Yoga at the Museum

    Saturday, February 3, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, taught by Meghan Reynolds Hogan
    Saturday, March 10, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, taught by Cody Gillham

  • You are a living, breathing, work of art. Naturally, you should do yoga in an art museum! Come to the University Art Museum’s Pop-up Yoga classes.

    Yoga Care: The Capital Region’s Traveling Yoga Studio will host two yoga classes for all levels in the museum. Yoga Care will supply some yoga mats and props, please bring a mat if you have one.

    The museum is free and open to the public. Donations for yoga are welcome but not mandatory.

    Art Lab is supported by the Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for student outreach and Stewart's Shops.


  • My Place: Storytelling with Gregor Wynnyczuk

    Tuesday, March 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm


  • An open-mic storytelling event hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk and centered on the theme of finding one’s place – whether it be geographically, or in relation to others. Potential storytellers will be asked to consider the following prompt: Places can resonate with us. We may feel we belong in some places, and don’t in others. But ‘our place’ is also a societal construct. We often serve a role or function that is determined by others. We may have something we want to contribute, but may feel it is not our place to do so. Consider a story about finding your place – whether it be geographically, or in relation to others. There will be a maximum of 12 storytellers and each will be allotted five minutes and thirty seconds in which to tell his/her story. Emcee Gregor Wynnyczuk will manage the sign-up period, which will begin at 5:00 pm.


  • Art + Food + Dialogue

    Tuesday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm



  • The Museum will host a closing celebration of the exhibition This Place and the Teagle Initiative, Teaching and Learning with Museum Exhibitions: An Inter Institutional Approach. In addition to conversation and light fare, UAlbany/Teagle Initiative faculty liaisons, artist Danny Goodwin, Department of Art & Art History and author Edward Schwarzchild, Department of English will lead a discussion by participating faculty and students who taught with and learned from This Place. The general public is encouraged to attend this free event.


    This Place is organized by Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York; the tour is managed by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California. The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Cotton and is organized for the Tang Teaching Museum by Rachel Seligman, assistant director for curatorial affairs. At all four institutions, the exhibition is supported by the Teagle Foundation.

    The University Art Museum presentation is organized by Corinna Ripps Schaming, interim director/curator. The exhibition and public programs are supported by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, The Bernard D. Arbit Fund, and University Auxiliary Services.



  • Pop up Yoga at the Museum

    Saturday, July 7, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, taught by Carrie Will

    Saturday, August 11, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, taught by Meghan Reynolds Hogan

    Saturday, September 8, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, taught by Cody Gillham


  • You are a living, breathing, work of art. Naturally, you should do yoga in an art museum! Come to the University Art Museum’s Pop-up Yoga classes.

    Yoga Care: The Capital Region’s Traveling Yoga Studio will host two yoga classes for all levels in the museum. Yoga Care will supply some yoga mats and props, please bring a mat if you have one.

    Donations for yoga are welcome but not mandatory. Free parking in campus visitor lots on Saturdays.



  • Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA ’16)

    Saturday, July 14, August 25, September 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm



  • Teaching artist Christine Snyder leads a series of three hands-on, interactive art projects, each inspired by the exhibitions Younger Than Today: Photographs of Children (and sometimes their mothers) by Andy Warhol, Mickey Mouse has grown up a Cow, and Triple: Alex Bradley Cohen, Louis Fratino, and Tschabalala Self. Art Labs are free, appropriate for all ages, open to students, community members, artists, and non-artists. All supplies will be provided. The labs are as follows:

    July 14 – Styrofoam Printmaking (highlighted artist: Andy Warhol)
    August 25 – Tissue Paper Portrait Collage (highlighted artists: Cohen, Fratino, Self)
    September 15 – Rubber Stamp Making (highlighted artist: Andy Warhol))

    Art Lab is supported by the Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for student outreach and Stewart’s Shops. Parking at the University Art Museum is free on Saturdays.



  • Curator’s Talk with Corinna Ripps Schaming

    Wednesday, August 1, noon



  • This informal talk will focus on the exhibition Younger Than Today: Photographs of Children (and sometimes their mothers) by Andy Warhol featuring over 50 Polaroids and photographs related to childhood, sibling relations, and the influence of the maternal.



  • The Creative Life: Conversation with Bibbe Hansen

    Wednesday, September 5, 7 p.m.
    Pre-event Public Reception: 5:30 p.m.
    University Art Museum


  • American performance artist, musician, and Andy Warhol film star Bibbe Hansen will discuss her creative inspiration, artistic practice, and career with WAMC’s Joe Donahue.




  • Conversation with curator Joe Mama-Nitzberg and artist Abbey Williams

    Tuesday, September 11, 4:30 pm


  • Joe Mama-Nitzberg curator of Mickey Mouse has grown up a Cow and exhibiting artist Abbey Williams will discuss the works in this exhibition.




  • 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region and FLOW: Alumni Artists from Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibitions 2009-2017 Exhibition Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony

    Friday, October 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
    University Art Museum
    Free event parking available in State Quad Student Parking Lot off University Drive East.



  • Exhibition Tours

    Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    University Art Museum


  • Join selected exhibiting artists from the 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition for an informal tour at the University Art Museum. Learn more about contemporary artists living and working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region. Illustrated catalogues will be available for purchase. Also on view is FLOW: Works by Alumni Artists from Mohawk Hudson Exhibitions 2009-2017. This event is free and open to the public.




  • The Creative Life: Conversation with Jean Shin

    Thursday, November 1, 7 pm
    Pre-event Public Reception: 5:30 p.m.
    Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus


  • Sculptor, public installation artist, and juror of the 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition, Jean Shin will discuss her creative inspiration, artistic practice, and career with WAMC’s Joe Donahue.




  • FLOW Artists’ Reception and Tour of new Collections Study Space

    Tuesday, November 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
    University Art Museum and Collections Study Space


  • The new Collections Study Space, located near the Museum is designed to safely house the University Fine Art Collections of over 3,000 objects that reflect 50 years of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture by many of the most prominent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Collections Study Space offers innovative teaching and learning resources across the disciplines and includes a viewing and study gallery for fine art, archives and special collections in a classroom context.