University Art Museum, University at Albany

University Art Museum, University at Albany Contemporary art museum located on the University at Albany's uptown campus.
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The University Art Museum's mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding in contemporary visual arts.

Mission: The University Art Museum's mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding in contemporary visual arts.

’ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Ashley TeamerTeamer’s multi-layered photo-based collag...
11/12/2019

’ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Ashley Teamer

Teamer’s multi-layered photo-based collages and paintings are as dynamic as the women depicted. The vibrant gestures within her shape-shifting works are echoed in the manner in which the pieces are displayed, effectively transforming the wall into a space of play celebrating the history of Black female athletes. Don’t forget to come out to the museum this afternoon at 4:30 pm for an Artist Talk with Ashley! Q & A to follow.

[Ashley Teamer, Touch the Moon, 2019, acrylic, Flashe, latex paint over inkjet print on plywood, 47 x 23 inches, courtesy of the artist and Larrie, NYC]

Come join us at Art Lab on Saturday 11/16 from 1-3pm. Visitors will create prints using a magazine resist technique with...
11/09/2019

Come join us at Art Lab on Saturday 11/16 from 1-3pm. Visitors will create prints using a magazine resist technique with a gel printing plate based on the work of ACE exhibiting artist, Wendy White. See you there!

University Art Museum would like to extend the invitation to a talk by Artist-in-Residence by Ashley Teamer on Tuesday, ...
11/05/2019

University Art Museum would like to extend the invitation to a talk by Artist-in-Residence by Ashley Teamer on Tuesday, November 12, 4:30 p.m. This event will be held in the museum and is completely free! Come out to learn more about Teamer’s works featured in ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood.

[Ashley Teamer, installation view, 2019, Courtesy of the artist and Larrie, NYC]

ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Ronny Quevedo“The idea [of every measure of zero] stems f...
11/04/2019

ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Ronny Quevedo

“The idea [of every measure of zero] stems from the writings of Édouard Glissant [French writer and philosopher], but also thinking about identity as a place of multiple starting points or multiple origins. So what I’ve been doing is taking this idea of multiplicity and reworking certain notions of mapping and space—globes and playing fields especially. To think about how that answer sets with my own life, my own biography, and thinking about how that plays out when it comes to constant measuring or the idea of sense of locality within specific sights.”

[Ronny Quevedo, La Gran Patria (for Alberto Spencer), 2019, vinyl, courtesy of the artist]

Check out what's on view at your favorite local museums and galleries!We're open today 11/1 10am-5pm and tomorrow 11/2 n...
11/01/2019
What's on display at museums and galleries

Check out what's on view at your favorite local museums and galleries!

We're open today 11/1 10am-5pm and tomorrow 11/2 noon-4pm. In addition, Art Lab: Felt Banner is happening tomorrow, 1-3pm. Bring a friend!

https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/ON-EXHIBIT-14574642.php

OPENINGS Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany. Work of Art cocktail party and art auction. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. $75. albanyinstitute.org . Artist Willie Marlowe will be honored for her contribution to the region's cultural and artistic landscape as an artist and a professor...

Happy Halloween from the University Art Museum! To celebrate, we’re sharing a Polaroid by Andy Warhol from the Univers...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the University Art Museum! To celebrate, we’re sharing a Polaroid by Andy Warhol from the University Art Museum Fine Art Collections.

[Andy Warhol, Dracula, 1981, Polacolor 2, collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany on behalf of The University at Albany Foundation, gift of ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.]

Join us this weekend for Art Lab: Felt Banner on Saturday, November 2, 1-3 p.m.! Visitors will use felt and paint to cre...
10/30/2019

Join us this weekend for Art Lab: Felt Banner on Saturday, November 2, 1-3 p.m.! Visitors will use felt and paint to create banners with their own message inspired by the work of exhibiting artist in 'ACE', Cheryl Pope. All materials will be provided. Free and open to the public.

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Cheryl PopeIn A SILENT I (2010), a series of championship-...
10/28/2019

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Cheryl Pope

In A SILENT I (2010), a series of championship-style banners with text collected from the youth at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago, Pope draws from an aesthetic that matches that of varsity sports. This is further emphasized in her choice of materials and colors used for the banners that are commonplace among high schools throughout the nation. The banners communicate a range of identities and states of being that collectively underscore American-dream ideals such as freedom, democracy, and opportunity.

[Cheryl Pope, A SILENT I, 2010, Nylon with adhered vinyl text and grommets, 59 1/2 x 35 1/4 inches Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago]

Thank you to everyone who came to see exhibiting artist Baseera Khan's performance of "Braidrage" at the Museum as well ...
10/24/2019

Thank you to everyone who came to see exhibiting artist Baseera Khan's performance of "Braidrage" at the Museum as well as everyone who worked hard to make her residency possible! Photos: Patrick Dodson

Please join us on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. for The Creative Life with Rakim, “near-universally acknowledged as one...
10/23/2019

Please join us on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. for The Creative Life with Rakim, “near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs – perhaps the greatest – of all time within the hip-hop community” (Steve Huey, AllMusic.com). This event will take place in the Main Theatre of The Performing Arts Center and is Free and open to the public! No tickets are required.

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Howardena PindellThese small-scale works represent the art...
10/21/2019

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Howardena Pindell

These small-scale works represent the artist’s earliest experimentations with photography as well as her first attempts at combining both figurative and abstract imagery. Photographing televised images of various sports with acetate, marked with arrows and numbers, layered on top of the television screen, the artist points toward diagrammatic planning strategies used in sports and the rapidity of society’s media consumption.

[Howardena Pindell, Video Drawings: Boxing, 2007, Cibachrome print, 8 x 10 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York]

10/19/2019

Past UAM exhibiting artist @williampopel1 (2004) has an exhibition opening at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. “member” will be on view starting Monday, October 21 through Saturday, February 1, 2020, and will feature “A body of work that poses provocative questions about a culture consumed with success yet riven by social, racial, and economic conflict.” (MoMa.org)

[Pope. L. The Great White Way, 22 miles, 9 years, 1 street. 2000-09. Performance. © Pope. L. Courtesy of the artists and Mitchell- Innes & Nash, New York]

Join us on Homecoming weekend (Saturday, October 19, 11am) for an informal walkthrough of 'ACE: Art on sports, promise, ...
10/16/2019

Join us on Homecoming weekend (Saturday, October 19, 11am) for an informal walkthrough of 'ACE: Art on sports, promise, and selfhood' with Director/Chief Curator Corinna Ripps Schaming!

In addition to the tour, the Museum's Collections Study Space will also be open from 11 am - 4 pm to visitors. Explore works from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections and come see 'Double Play', an exhibition showcasing artwork that uses sports as a visual element curated by Max Seiler, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Summer Intern. GO DANES!

Please join us on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m. for a Performance and Talk by Artist-in-Residence by Baseera Khan. Kh...
10/15/2019

Please join us on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m. for a Performance and Talk by Artist-in-Residence by Baseera Khan. Khan will be climbing her sixteen-foot rock-climbing wall entitled “Braidrage” (2017-2019) which is comprised of parts of the artist’s body that are cast in black and brown resin. Event is free and open to the public.

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Paul PfeifferIn "Caryatid" (2008), the artist appropriates...
10/14/2019

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Paul Pfeiffer

In "Caryatid" (2008), the artist appropriates and transforms found soccer footage, using it to dissect and highlight the media’s sensationalistic coverage of players’ vulnerability. The work reflects the artist’s painstaking process of video footage manipulation that erases traces of players who collide with emoting figures that are left visible.

[Paul Pfeiffer, Caryatid, 2008, three channel digital video loop, three custom 32 inch monitors with, embedded media players, 45 seconds each loop (synched), Edition AP1 of 3, 2, PPF-2-V.AP1, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York]

The Museum will be closing early at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 15. Enjoy your fall break, UAlbany students!
10/12/2019

The Museum will be closing early at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 15. Enjoy your fall break, UAlbany students!

We are pleased to receive this recent donation to the University at Albany Fine Art Collections! These working drawings ...
10/10/2019

We are pleased to receive this recent donation to the University at Albany Fine Art Collections! These working drawings of "Flag Face" by Vito Acconci were sent to the donor in 1984 where the final print was made in the printmaking studio at UAlbany. To view this work and the lithograph of "Flag Face", stop into the Collections Study Space (FA 121), Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am - 2 pm, or by appt.

[Vito Acconci, Working Drawings for Flag Face, 1984, colored pencil, pencil, crayon, and pen on graph paper, collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany on behalf of the University at Albany Foundation, gift of Mark Schaming, 2019.2545]

From classes, to seminars, to tours, students are what give our space meaning. We’re thrilled to have seen so many in ...
10/09/2019

From classes, to seminars, to tours, students are what give our space meaning. We’re thrilled to have seen so many in the museum so far this semester! We still have many programs to check out before the semester is over. For a full list, visit: http://ow.ly/JTyU50wGVpr

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Sondra Perry The work IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 or "Mirror ...
10/07/2019

'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Sondra Perry

The work IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 or "Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection" (2017) features the artist Sondra Perry’s twin brother, Sandy Perry—who was a Division I basketball player for Georgia State University. His physical likeness and statistics were sold by the NCAA to a video game developer for use in basketball video games without his knowledge or consent.

[Sondra Perry, IT’S IN THE GAME ‘17, 2017, digital video projection in a room painted Rosco Chroma Key Blue, color, sound (looped) - commissioned by the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo and the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania for the exhibition Myths of the Marble, 16:20 minutes, courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York]

Congratulations to renowned pianist and composer, Jason Moran for his solo exhibition that opened recently at the Whitne...
10/04/2019
Jason Moran’s Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time

Congratulations to renowned pianist and composer, Jason Moran for his solo exhibition that opened recently at the Whitney Museum of American Art! If you're in NYC, go check it out. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/arts/design/jason-moran-whitney-museum.html

Here at the University Art Museum, Jason Moran's improvised soundtrack accompanies Ari Marcopolous's film "The Park (2017-18)". Come by tomorrow (10/5), noon-4 pm, to see this piece along with the rest of 'ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood.'

The pianist and conceptual artist engages with the physical history of jazz in collaborations with Kara Walker, Joan Jonas and other art world figures.

Tonight! Join us, the New York State Writers Institute, and the Performing Arts Center for a night with renowned high wi...
10/03/2019

Tonight! Join us, the New York State Writers Institute, and the Performing Arts Center for a night with renowned high wire artist Philippe Petit.

Reception begins at 6 pm in the Museum, followed by a performance/demo by Petit. Then, at 7 pm, The Creative Life with Philippe Petit kicks off at PAC's Recital Hall moderated by WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Roundtable host Joe Donahue. Stick around afterwards for a book signing with Petit. See you soon for this FREE event!

In 1974, Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the World Trade Center towers. Whaaaaat?!?!?
In a few hours he'll perform another amazing feat: An interview with the fearless WAMC Roundtable host Joe Donahue at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) in the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. Free event. https://www.nyswritersinstitute.org/philippe-petit

Please join us on Tuesday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m. for a Talk by Exhibiting Artist Ronny Quevedo. Quevedo will speak abou...
10/02/2019

Please join us on Tuesday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m. for a Talk by Exhibiting Artist Ronny Quevedo. Quevedo will speak about his work and his creative process. There will also be time for a Q&A. We hope to see you there!

[Ronny Quevedo, La Gran Patria (for Alberto Spencer) (detail), 2019, vinyl , courtesy of the artist]

Check out "Boy with Lasso" from 'Double Play', an exhibition curated by Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Intern Ma...
10/01/2019

Check out "Boy with Lasso" from 'Double Play', an exhibition curated by Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Intern Max Seiler on view until December 7, 2019 in the Collections Study Space.

Seiler writes, ""Boy with Lasso" comes out of Mary Ellen Mark’s deep exploration of America from the perspective of the unfamiliar. The boy, his lasso, and the rodeo he is taking part in are aspects of life tucked away in Texas, but symbolize something greater by evoking masculinity, youth, violence, patriotism, and history that all Americans can relate to. Although on the edge of mainstream society, this boy is actually within the greater culture of America."

[Mary Ellen Mark, Boy with Lasso, Texas, 1991, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches, collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of the University at Albany Foundation gift of Marvin and Carol Brown, 1997.1249A]

'ACE; art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Ari Marcopoulos The 58-minute film The Park (2017-18) pres...
09/30/2019

'ACE; art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Ari Marcopoulos

The 58-minute film The Park (2017-18) presents the landscape of two New York City basketball courts as social spaces in constant flux. The improvised jazz soundtrack by renowned pianist and composer Jason Moran accompanies the film and underscores the idea of an improvised performance with a large cast.

[Ari Marcopoulos, The Park, 2017-18, single channel digital video, 58 minutes, looped, courtesy of the artist and Fergus McCaffrey, New York]

There are so many exciting things happening at the Museum this week! For detailed descriptions of these events, as well ...
09/29/2019

There are so many exciting things happening at the Museum this week! For detailed descriptions of these events, as well as more information about upcoming events, visit our website: http://ow.ly/GwVw50wr2pW

We are very pleased to receive this recent donation to the University at Albany Fine Art Collections by artist Nicole Ch...
09/27/2019

We are very pleased to receive this recent donation to the University at Albany Fine Art Collections by artist Nicole Cherubini! In February 2019, Nicole’s work was featured on the first floor of the Museum in 'we are here', a solo exhibition.

[Nicole Cherubini, F print with flowers, 2019, digital archival print and acrylic on paper, 53 ½ x 35 ¾ inches, collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of the University at Albany Foundation, gift of Nicole Cherubini and September Gallery]

Please join us on Tuesday, October 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the University Art Museum for the Airball Workshop with Tomm Roesch...
09/26/2019

Please join us on Tuesday, October 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the University Art Museum for the Airball Workshop with Tomm Roeschlein!

The event will start as a workshop with participants engaging in blending these disciplines and will culminate in the 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.

All ages, bodies, and experience levels are welcome!

Artist-in-residence Radamés "Juni" Figueroa at the museum today working with UAlbany students. Thank you to all who hel...
09/25/2019

Artist-in-residence Radamés "Juni" Figueroa at the museum today working with UAlbany students. Thank you to all who helped make this day a success!

'ACE; art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Radamés “Juni” Figueroa “I was an athlete since chi...
09/23/2019

'ACE; art on sports, promise, and selfhood' Artist Highlight: Radamés “Juni” Figueroa “I was an athlete since childhood. Sports played an important part in my environment and was a tool that kept me on the right track and healthy.”

Juni will be holding an artist talk at UAM tomorrow, September 24, at 4:30pm. Stop in to learn more about his work and creative process!

[Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, Tropical readymade landscape, 2019, sneakers, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, dirt, and plants, courtesy of the artist]

Stop into the Museum on Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. for a Talk by Artist-in-Residence by Radamés “Juni” Figuer...
09/20/2019

Stop into the Museum on Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. for a Talk by Artist-in-Residence by Radamés “Juni” Figueroa. Juni will discuss his work and his creative process followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to students and the community. See the FB event for more details! https://www.albany.edu/university-art-museum

Bravo to UAM past exhibiting artist from ‘Triple’ (2018) for having her work accessioned in the Philadelphia Museum ...
09/18/2019

Bravo to UAM past exhibiting artist from ‘Triple’ (2018) for having her work accessioned in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We enjoyed having this work on view at the Museum last summer!

Artist Tschabalala Self uses a variety of materials—like paint, fabric, and recycled materials—to collage and create figures that explore attitudes toward race and gender. In her large-scale painting “Pant,” which the museum recently acquired, a female figure stands unapologetically open-legged. A third, yellow leg protrudes from her body, alluding to the stereotype “who wears the pants,” an idiom that assumes a heteronormative masculine role. By exploring the black body in this way, Self asserts its power and ability to expand its identity. On view now in “Present Tense: Recent Gifts of Contemporary Art."
http://ow.ly/oUxK30pyaxB

We are beyond excited to announce the recent appointment of Corinna Ripps Schaming as Director, Chief Curator of the Uni...
09/17/2019
UAlbany Appoints Corinna Ripps Schaming as Director, Chief Curator for the University Art Museum - University at Albany-SUNY

We are beyond excited to announce the recent appointment of Corinna Ripps Schaming as Director, Chief Curator of the University Art Museum. As Director, Schaming plans to expand the student experience on campus, strengthen academic partnerships, and continue to present challenging and relevant exhibitions in contemporary art. Congratulations, Corinna! https://www.albany.edu/news/92289.php

Corinna Ripps Schaming has organized more than one hundred exhibitions so far for the University Art Museum. (Photo by Patrick Dodson)

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Museum Admission is free. Parking is available at Collins Circle, Visitor Lots 1 & 2. Before 4 pm: $5.00 After 4 pm: $3.00 Pay as you enter. (Cash or credit) Free parking all day Saturday.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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