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    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. 


Fall Programming:

Noon Tours every Wednesday

Exhibition tours will be offered every Wednesday at noon (July 3 - December 4). Join us for a lunchtime walk-through of the exhibition. Tours will be led by Education and Public Engagement Coordinator, Berly Brown.

Petra Cortright Still

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.


The Creative Life: A Conversation Series at UAlbany

Created and produced by the University Art Museum, New York State Writers Institute (NYSWI), and UAlbany Performing Arts Center (PAC) in collaboration with WAMC Northeast Public Radio, this original series features leading figures from a variety of artistic disciplines in conversation about their creative inspirations, their craft, and their careers. "Roundtable" host Joe Donahue conducts live on-stage interviews followed by a Q&A with the audience. 

The Creative Life Conversation with Jerry Saltz 
Before the conversation, there will be a book signing and reception at the University Art Museum starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Main Theater

Major support for The Creative Life is provided by The University at Albany Foundation, The John D. Picotte Family Foundation and Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family. Additional support is provided from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement and University Auxiliary Services. 

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The Creative Life


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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Oliver Wasow Friends Enemies and Strangers