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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. 


Summer Programing:

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

Yoga at the Museum
Saturday, July 13, noon - 1 p.m. (Cancelled)
Saturday, August 10, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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 two classes this summer at the Museum taught by Carrie Will. 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: Hands-on artmaking projects
Saturday, July 20, 1 - 3 p.m. (Magazine Portrait Collage)
Saturday, August 10, 1 - 3 p.m. (Felt Banner)

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. Part of the Museum’s commitment to engaging diverse audiences in all its exhibitions and public programs, the Art Lab series is designed to coincide with exhibitions on view at the Museum. Each Art Lab project is based on the work of artists included in the exhibition.

Art Lab’s instructor Christine Snyder is an artist living and working in Albany, New York. She received an M.F.A. at UAlbany (2016) and a B.F.A. in printmaking and photography from the College of Saint Rose (2013). She taught Topics in Printmaking and Relief Printing at UAlbany and exhibited in Informal Language,curated by Jenny Kemp M.F.A. ’12 at Collar Works in Troy, New York (2017).



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