• UAM_Public_Programs_banner_1900x700 UAM_Public_Programs_banner_1900x700

    Public Programs

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. 

Upcoming Programs:

Fall 2020

Artist to Artist: Addressing This Moment

This virtual series will bring together artists who have presented work at the University at Albany in the past. The informal conversations will combine powerful voices and compelling artistic practices that speak to current challenges that we face; this moment of the coronavirus pandemic, a reckoning on systemic racism, and civil unrest.

Co-sponsored with NYS Writers Institute and UAlbany Performing Arts Center

More info...

Artist to Artist: Addressing This Moment


Students Speak: Discussions about Art, Activism, and Museums as Social Spaces

A collaborative student-led series hosted by the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and the University Art Museum, with dialogues surrounding topics of art museums and social justice. UAlbany students will be able to participate in this open dialogue through Zoom. Please contact the UAM or ISE for a Zoom link to participate: [email protected] or [email protected]


The Museum as a Social Space for Community Connection and Healing
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7pm

Language in Art and Social Justice 
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7pm Cancelled

Contemporary Art and Activism
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7pm Cancelled


Students Speak

2̶/̶5̶,̶ ̶2̶/̶1̶2̶,̶ ̶2̶/̶1̶9̶,̶ ̶2̶/̶2̶6̶,̶ ̶3̶/̶4̶,̶ ̶3̶/̶1̶1̶,̶ ̶3̶/̶2̶5̶,̶ ̶4̶/̶1̶  Postponed until further notice

Wednesday Noon Tours

Join us for a 45-minute tour of the exhibitions with artist and UAM Education and Public Engagement Coordinator Berly Brown.

Berly Brown Tour

S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶2̶8̶,̶ ̶1̶ ̶–̶ ̶3̶ ̶p̶m̶  Cancelled

Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA ’16): Book Page Art

Join this artist-led hands-on artmaking workshop. The project is based on the artwork included in the exhibition by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. All materials are provided.


Art Lab 2020

W̶e̶d̶n̶e̶s̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶1̶,̶ ̶1̶2̶ ̶–̶ ̶1̶ ̶p̶m̶  Cancelled

EAP Art Break

Join campus administrators, faculty, and staff for a discussion of works on view in the exhibitions with practicing artist and UAM Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator Naomi Lewis. Co-sponsored with Employee Assistance Program.

S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶4̶,̶ ̶n̶o̶o̶n̶ ̶–̶ ̶1̶ ̶p̶m̶  Cancelled

Yoga at the Museum with Meghan Hogan

Yoga Care: The Capital Region’s Traveling Yoga Studio will provide all supply mats and props.

Donations welcome.

yoga in the museum

Thursday, March 5, 12 – 3 pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Art + Feminism 2020

Wikimedia’s gender inequity is well-documented. Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to the women artists included in the exhibition Affinities and Outliers. Co-sponsored with University Libraries.


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020

Saturday, March 7, 1 – 3 pm

Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA ’16): Rubber Stamp

Join this artist-led hands-on artmaking workshop. The project is based on the artwork included in the exhibition by Hilda Katz. All materials are provided.


Art Lab 2020

Saturday, February 29, noon – 1 pm

Yoga at the Museum with Carrie Will

Yoga Care: The Capital Region’s Traveling Yoga Studio will provide all supply mats and props.
Donations welcome.

Yoga in the museum


ACE Conversations and Workshops

A series of informal discussions about relevant topics in the field of art and sports with faculty, staff, and students across the disciplines. 

RISK Change/Activism Roundtable Discussion 
Tuesday, December 3, 4:30 p.m.

Supported by a UAlbany Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) grant.


Saturday, February 22, 1 – 3 pm

Art Lab with Christine Snyder (MFA ’16): Abstract Collage

Join this artist-led hands-on artmaking workshop. The project is based on the artwork included in the exhibition by Olle Baertling. All materials are provided.

Art Lab 2020

ACE Artist Residencies and Talks

Exhibiting artists Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Baseera Khan, and Ashley Teamer will engage UAlbany students, faculty, and staff through cross-departmental conversations, workshops, class visits, performances, and exhibition tours. As part of their two-day residency each artist will speak about their work followed by a Q&A.

Talk by Artist-in-Residence Radamés “Juni” Figueroa

Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 p.m.

Talk by Exhibiting Artist Ronny Quevedo

Tuesday, October 8, 4:30 p.m.

Performance and Talk by Artist-in-Residence Baseera Khan

Tuesday, October 22, 4:30 p.m.

Talk by Artist-in-Residence Ashley Teamer
Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 p.m.


Yoga at the Museum
November 16, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm with Carrie Will

You are a living, breathing work of art. Naturally, you should do yoga in an art museum! Yoga Care: The Capital Region’s Traveling Yoga Studio will hold classes at the Museum. These classes are suited for all levels of yoga practitioners from the brand-new beginner to the seasoned yogi. 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.

Yoga In the Museum Image

Art Lab
Saturdays, 1 - 3 pm

Art Lab is a Saturday afternoon program that offers free hands-on, interactive art projects to students, community members, artists, and non-artists of all ages. Each Art Lab project, taught by practicing artist Christine Snyder (MFA ’16), is based on the work of artists included in ACE.

Magazine Resist Printmaking - September 7
Magazine Portrait Collage - October 5
Felt Banner - November 2
Magazine Resist Printmaking - November 16


Airball Workshop with Artist
Tomm Roeschlein

Tuesday, October 1, 4:30 p.m.

Artist Tomm Roeschlein (b. 1986, Indiana) presents Airball, a piece exploring the connections between the fundamentals of athletic movement and the choreography of modern dance. The event will start as a workshop, with participants engaging in blending these disciplines and will culminate in a performance of the game Airball. The museum will become the court, and the audience will be encouraged to interact with the participants. By engaging participants with new steps and phrases through this hybrid of dance and athletic instruction, the game of Airball will come to life.

Tomm Roeschlein is a Filipino American photographer and artist. He lives and works in Hudson, New York. His work focuses on communities and the individuals that make them up. He has exhibited in Baba Yaga at Grand Buffet, Hudson, New York (2019) and Incident Report, Hudson, New York (2018). 

Tomm Roeschlein Airball

Homecoming Events

Saturday, October 19

11 am – noon
ACE Exhibition Tour with New Director/Chief Curator Corinna Ripps Schaming – University Art Museum

11 am – 4 pm – Museum Collections Study Space
Visit the  Museum’s Collections Study, Space and see Double Play, an exhibition showcasing artwork from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections that uses sports as a visual element. Double Play was curated by Max Seiler, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Intern.

Collections, Double Play, 2019, install

The Master of Fine Arts
Thesis Exhibition Reception

Reception: Friday, May 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
University Art Museum
Fine Arts Building 

MFA UAlbany 2019

Art Lab

Create hands-on projects related to exhibitions on view with teaching artist Christine Snyder (MFA ’16)
Saturdays; February 2, March 2, March 30, 1 – 3 p.m. 
Free and open to the public.
Appropriate for all ages.

Art Lab University Art Museum

Art, Women, Race, and Class Reading Group

Read/Gather/Discuss: Angela Davis’s Women, Race, and Class (1981).
Every Wednesday, February 6 – April 3, noon – 1 p.m. Full schedule can be found here


Yoga in the Museum

Yoga Care: The Capital Region’s Traveling Yoga Studio will host classes for all levels. Donations welcome.
Saturday, February 23, noon – 1:15 p.m., taught by Cody Bloomfield
Saturday, March 23, noon – 1:15 p.m., taught by Carrie Will

Yoga in the Museum

Artist Nicole Cherubini in Conversation with UAlbany Faculty

Exhibiting artist Cherubini delves into topics of art and gender politics with art historians Rakhee Balaram and Sarah Cohen, Department of Art and Art History

Tuesday, March 26, noon – 1 p.m.

nicole cherubini public programs

The Creative Life: Susan Orlean

Acclaimed author in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue.
Friday, March 1, 8 p.m.
UAlbany Performing Arts Center
Co-sponsored by New York State Writers Institute and UAlbany Performing Arts Center

More info...

Susan Orlean

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Tuesday, February 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Bring your laptop to update Wikipedia entries on gender, art, and feminism. An all-day community event. Guests can stay for under an hour or for the entire day.
Co-sponsored by Information Literacy Department, University Libraries

More info... 

wikipedia edit a thon public programs

Artist Talk with Carrie Schneider

Gallery walk-through and conversation.
Tuesday, February 19, 4:30 p.m.


Artist Talk with Photographer Oliver Wasow 

A lecture about Wasow’s recently published book of photographic portraits Friends, Enemies and Strangers (2018).
Tuesday, February 5, 4:30 p.m.

More info... 

Oliver Wasow Friends Enemies and Strangers