University Art Museum, University at Albany

University Art Museum, University at Albany Contemporary art museum located on the University at Albany's uptown campus.

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.

MFA Candidate Highlight: Drea LaRose, “This interference of information, authorship, and originality mirrors our own i...
05/14/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Drea LaRose, “This interference of information, authorship, and originality mirrors our own interactions with images on the internet. I contemplate these shared visual experiences, by creating controlled moments of the constantly fluctuating visual world around me.”

Image: Drea LaRose, Untitled (ScreenSmudge_Paper), 2019, Archival print mounted on Plexiglas and steel

MFA Candidate Highlight: Charlotte LaDuke, “My process consists of taking something familiar and making it into someth...
05/13/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Charlotte LaDuke, “My process consists of taking something familiar and making it into something unfamiliar. I destroy to create a new life, intuitively using parts from my own graveyard of older work and found objects.”

Image: Charlotte LaDuke, Consuming, 2019, Metal wheels, plaster, wax, yarn, dried lotus pods

Just a friendly reminder that the Museum will be closed all day tomorrow (5/9) and until 3pm on Friday (5/10) for MFA Or...
05/09/2019

Just a friendly reminder that the Museum will be closed all day tomorrow (5/9) and until 3pm on Friday (5/10) for MFA Oral Examinations. Good luck to all of this year’s candidates!

Be sure to join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition Artists’ Reception on Friday (5/10) from 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.

MFA Candidate Highlight: Krista Kubacka, “My work focuses on the people most important to me — friends, family, myse...
05/08/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Krista Kubacka, “My work focuses on the people most important to me — friends, family, myself. Through portraiture and images of objects that represent these individuals, I capture a sense of their personalities and stories.”

Image: Krista Kubacka, Garrett, 2019, Embroidery on cotton

MFA Candidate Highlight: Kristin Hutton, “My work stems from both personal narrative and formal exploration of color r...
05/07/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Kristin Hutton, “My work stems from both personal narrative and formal exploration of color relationships.”

Image: Kristin Hutton, Cartwheel, 2019, Colored pencil on Mylar

MFA Candidate Highlight: Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins, “We are all like onions: multilayered fleshy humans from the moment ...
05/06/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins, “We are all like onions: multilayered fleshy humans from the moment of birth until the instant of death. I am nothing but layers of my past while growing new skin every day, and my paintings reflect that.”

Image: Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins, Rotated Flip Flop, 2019, Acrylic, oil, infra graffiti spray paint, neon chalk pastel, and charcoal on canvas

MFA Candidate Highlight: Tzu-Hsun Chang, “For every painting, I make an underpainting that is the original structure o...
05/05/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Tzu-Hsun Chang, “For every painting, I make an underpainting that is the original structure of the environment. The objects, represented by the color blocks, the surface, and the short lines, are like creatures, and I observe what they do and how they interact with the environment.”

Image: Tzu-Hsun Chang, The story is no longer available, 2019, Oil on canvas

MFA Candidate Highlight: Björn Bauer, “Our world is broken, and I contend with it by painting. My work acknowledges t...
05/04/2019

MFA Candidate Highlight: Björn Bauer, “Our world is broken, and I contend with it by painting. My work acknowledges this brokenness, while by its very existence insisting we find a way to live in hope.”

Image: Björn Bauer, Barely Real, 2018, Acrylic and screen-print on panel

May the fourth be with you! We’re celebrating #StarWarsDay with this piece from the University Art Museum Fine Arts Co...
05/04/2019

May the fourth be with you! We’re celebrating #StarWarsDay with this piece from the University Art Museum Fine Arts Collection by UAlbany alumni Alfred Campione! 🚀 💫

[Alfred Campione, Space, 1993, Aquatint on paper, 13 x 18 inches Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, University at Albany Foundation Robert Cartmell Print Study Alumni Collection Gift of Robert Cartmell, 1998:1273]

Past UAM exhibiting artist (2005) and juror of the 2018 MHR exhibition, Jean Shin, has a new site-specific installation ...
05/03/2019

Past UAM exhibiting artist (2005) and juror of the 2018 MHR exhibition, Jean Shin, has a new site-specific installation opening tomorrow, May 4 at Storm King Art Center! Don't miss your chance to go see "Allée Gathering". For more details, visit: http://ow.ly/mTmm30oD2L9

The wait is over! The 2019 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition opens tomorrow at 10am-5pm. We can't wait for everyone ...
05/02/2019

The wait is over! The 2019 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition opens tomorrow at 10am-5pm. We can't wait for everyone to see the brilliant and colorful works created by this year's M.F.A. Candidates!

Come celebrate with us at the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition Artists' Reception next Friday, May 10, 5-7pm. Event is free and open to the public.

Read more about next Friday's arts events at UAlbany by checking out the news story on our homepage written by Museum Intern, Jaquelyn Mendez '19. -> www.albany.edu/museum 📸: Sean Corcoran '20

The University Art Museum staff and the MFA Thesis candidates are wrapping up install for their exhibition opening this ...
04/30/2019

The University Art Museum staff and the MFA Thesis candidates are wrapping up install for their exhibition opening this Friday, May 3 through May 19. Join us in celebrating the UAlbany Spring 2019 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) candidates at the opening reception on Friday, May 10 from 5-7pm. 📸: Sean Corcoran '20

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Candidates have been busy all week preparing for their exhibition at the Museum! Check ou...
04/26/2019

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Candidates have been busy all week preparing for their exhibition at the Museum! Check out these sneak peeks taken by Sean Corcoran '20. More images to follow next week!

Installation of the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Photo credit: Sean Corcoran

This piece by Roy Lichtenstein from our collections perfectly captures the bombastic emotions felt by all those waiting ...
04/25/2019

This piece by Roy Lichtenstein from our collections perfectly captures the bombastic emotions felt by all those waiting for Avengers Endgame! #Avengethefallen

To see this work in person, stop into the Collections Study Space (Fine Arts 121) during designated hours. 📝: Tara Ilyadis '19

[Roy Lichtenstein, Explosion (Portfolio 9), 1967, Lithograph on paper, 22 x 17 inches, Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1967:0075]

Tim Rollins and K.O.S is on view through the end of May in our Collections Study Space, located down the hallway from th...
04/24/2019
LOOKING BACK: | University at Albany

Tim Rollins and K.O.S is on view through the end of May in our Collections Study Space, located down the hallway from the Museum in Fine Arts 121. The exhibition consists of 24 mixed media works on paper, based on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tim Rollins, along with students from four Capital Region schools worked collaboratively to realize these pieces in 1998.

To learn more about one student’s experience back in 1998, check out the interview conducted by past Collections Intern John Epp ’20 and 1998 participant Abby Kirchert.

Link to interview:
https://www.albany.edu/university-art-museumcollectionstim-rollins-and-kos/looking-back

An Interview with John Epp, UAM Collections Intern, Public History Graduate Program and Abby Kirchert, project participant from Hadley-Luzerne Central High School, conducted January 2019 John Epp: How old were you in 1998 when you started this project with Tim Rollins? Abby Kirchert: 15 years old. J...

We're excited to be a part of “Everyday Perfection” on view at Albany International Airport. The exhibition consists...
04/18/2019

We're excited to be a part of “Everyday Perfection” on view at Albany International Airport. The exhibition consists of works by 8 contemporary artists, as well as historic artifacts from the collections of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon and Shaker Heritage Society. The work by Marietta Hoferer is part of the University Art Museum’s Fine Arts Collections and was a part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition “When We Were Young” in 2017.

Image: Marietta Hoferer, S6, n.d., Graphite and tape on paper, 15 x 15 inches, Gift of the artist, Collection of University Art Museum, State University of New York on behalf of the University at Albany Foundation

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
04/17/2019

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Happy Birthday to Merce Cunningham! Merce would have celebrated his 100th birthday on this day and, to celebrate his legacy, Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event will be performed this evening. Hosted by three participating institutions–the Barbican Centre in London, BAM in New York City, and CAP UCLA in Los Angeles, each will present a ninety-minute performance of 100 solos choreographed by Merce Cunningham. 1966 Photograph of Merce Cunningham at “Six Lectures,” presented by the Foundation. 📸 by Peter Moore

https://www.mercecunningham.org/activities/night-of-100-solos/

Congratulations to past exhibiting artists and friends, Suzanne McClelland and Deborah Zlotsky on being named 2019 John ...
04/12/2019

Congratulations to past exhibiting artists and friends, Suzanne McClelland and Deborah Zlotsky on being named 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows! Check out the full list of 2019 fellows here: https://www.gf.org/fellows/current/

The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the Uni...
04/08/2019

The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Spring 2019 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) candidates.

The exhibition will be on view May 3 through 19 and will feature the work of Björn Bauer, Tzu-Hsun Chang, Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins, Kristin Hutton, Krista Kubacka, Charlotte LaDuke, Drea LaRose, Janice Medina, Jaquelyn Mendez, and Lily I. Olin. Keep an eye out for special sneak peeks in the coming weeks!

And just like that it’s the last day of our spring exhibitions! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun… Stop ...
04/06/2019

And just like that it’s the last day of our spring exhibitions! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun… Stop in today to see the incredible work of Nicole Cherubini, Carrie Schneider, and Louise Lawler. We are open today from 12pm-4pm.

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly.” - William ShakespeareCheck out these unique gelatin silver p...
04/02/2019

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly.” - William Shakespeare

Check out these unique gelatin silver prints created by Carrie Schneider that show the many phases and forms of what lights up our night sky. "Rapt" on view until Saturday, April 6. 📷: Gil Gentile.

Image: Carrie Schneider, Moon Drawing #120 & #245, 2015, Unique gelatin silver print made from one negative, 40 x 50 inches, Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Don’t miss your last chance to see our spring exhibitions! They will be on view through April 6.
03/29/2019

Don’t miss your last chance to see our spring exhibitions! They will be on view through April 6.

Please join us for The Creative Life with Paul Reiser on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8 p.m.! This event will be held at P...
03/28/2019

Please join us for The Creative Life with Paul Reiser on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8 p.m.! This event will be held at Page Hall at the UAlbany Downtown Campus. Free and open to the public and does not require tickets.

Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows and has lent his talents behind the camera as well. Some of the shows he has been associated with include There’s… Johnny!, Stranger Things and Red Oaks. Some of Reiser’s film appearances include The Spy Who Dumped Me, War on Everyone and The Little Hours.

The Creative Life series is a major arts initiative of the University Art Museum, New York State Writers Institute , and UAlbany Performing Arts Center in conjunction with regional public radio station WAMC Northeast Public Radio. 📷: Dmitry Bocharov

“Going back to my deep dark love of clay, it’s incredibly performative because it records every mark making [mode] t...
03/27/2019

“Going back to my deep dark love of clay, it’s incredibly performative because it records every mark making [mode] that you use – [the relief of] my rings are all over the pieces. I’ve always loved that. There’s also this instantaneous reaction to material; you touch it and there is [evidence of] a mark making process.” – on clay as performative gesture, Nicole Cherubini.

Yesterday, exhibiting artist and visiting professor Nicole Cherubini delved into topics of non-hierarchical order and gender politics in her art with UAlbany art historians Rakhee Balaram and Sarah Cohen. Special thanks to Nicole, Rakhee, and Sarah for the incredibly engaging and insightful conversation and to everyone who participated! 📷: Jackie Mendez

Check out “we are here. Nicole Cherubini” on view until Saturday, April 6.

This Saturday, March 30, join the University Art Museum for Art Lab: Sun Prints! This event will be held from 1-3 pm in ...
03/25/2019

This Saturday, March 30, join the University Art Museum for Art Lab: Sun Prints! This event will be held from 1-3 pm in the University Art Museum. Visitors will use the sun to create photographic prints inspired by Carrie Schneider's work. See you there!

We voted! ✔️Let's go Damien and Pedwin! #MascotMadness 60% goal of 25 gifts met for the #UAlbanyArtMuseum Challenge!...
03/21/2019

We voted! ✔️Let's go Damien and Pedwin! #MascotMadness

60% goal of 25 gifts met for the #UAlbanyArtMuseum Challenge! #UAlbanyMarchMatchness

Let's keep the momentum going! 🔥

In case you didn't hear, March is UAlbany's month!

Be sure to support both #UAlbanyMarchMatchness and #MascotMadness!

Make a gift ➡️ http://bit.ly/UAlbanyMarchMatchness
Vote ➡️ http://bit.ly/2UIU2Vl

Do you ever just feel like the woman in this photograph by Carrie Schneider? If so, stop into the University Art Museum ...
03/21/2019

Do you ever just feel like the woman in this photograph by Carrie Schneider? If so, stop into the University Art Museum to renew your energy! You can check out this piece along with our spring exhibitions on view through April 6.

Image: Carrie Schneider, Portrait of the Artist in Her Studio (Su Pianchupattana), Ed 1/5, 2007, Chromogenic print, 35 x 42 inches, Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

The University Art Museum is excited to participate once again in "March Matchness" through the UAlbany Fund! This year ...
03/20/2019

The University Art Museum is excited to participate once again in "March Matchness" through the UAlbany Fund! This year we're asking our friends and supporters to join us in celebrating the legacy of distinguished artist and alumni Dawn Clements '89 by making a contribution toward the purchase of her artwork for the University at Albany Fine Art Collections.

Join the challenge issued by Adam Brown '87. If the Museum is able to secure 25 gifts by the end of March, Mr. Brown will contribute a generous gift in-kind, $5,000 of which will allow us to purchase work by Ms. Clements for our collection. Thanks to those who have donated so far! To make a gift: http://ow.ly/dzMk30o7RSX

Image: Dawn Clements, Diva 7, 1995, ink, gouache, and pencil on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 inches, Purchase from Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, 1996

Check out this beautifully sculpted geometric piece from Nicole Cherubini in her exhibition "we are here."Image: Nicole ...
03/19/2019

Check out this beautifully sculpted geometric piece from Nicole Cherubini in her exhibition "we are here."

Image: Nicole Cherubini, Hex with pink. Polygon, 2018, Earthenware, glaze, acrylic, grog, spray paint, pine, Magic Sculpt, PC-11, 40 x 40 x 6 inches, Courtesy of the artist and SEPTEMBER Gallery

Huge thanks to Indiana Nash of The Daily Gazette of Schenectady for the insightful review of our spring exhibitions!It m...
03/18/2019
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady

Huge thanks to Indiana Nash of The Daily Gazette of Schenectady for the insightful review of our spring exhibitions!

It may be spring break this week, but we're open--stop in! Museum hours: Tues 10am-7pm; Wed-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat noon-4pm

The University Art Museum, University at Albany is shining a light on women artists with its latest exhibitions.

Are you seeing green this St. Patrick's Day? Check out this piece from Collections that showcases the emerald hue. From ...
03/17/2019

Are you seeing green this St. Patrick's Day? Check out this piece from Collections that showcases the emerald hue. From the University Art Museum, we wish you a very happy- and lucky- St. Patrick's Day.

Image: Peg Bulger, The Moon as Blue Cheeze, 1998, Collagraph on paper, 8 1/4 in. x 10 in., University at Albany Foundation Collection Robert Cartmell Print Study Alumni Collection, Gift of Robert Cartmell

On Tuesday, March 26, noon - 1 p.m. There will be a conversation with Nicole Cherubini and art historians Rakhee Balaram...
03/14/2019

On Tuesday, March 26, noon - 1 p.m. There will be a conversation with Nicole Cherubini and art historians Rakhee Balaram and Sarah Cohen, both of The UAlbany Department of Art and Art History. They will delve into topics of art and gender politics. Please join us!

Image: Nicole Cherubini, F-Print 2 (with potter to the push), 2019, Digital C-print on watercolor paper, ink, graphite, enamel, gouache with digital archival print on matte paper, 53 ½ x 35 5/8 x 3 inches, Courtesy of the artist and SEPTEMBER Gallery

We have been quite busy during our spring exhibitions with class tours! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Images...
03/14/2019

We have been quite busy during our spring exhibitions with class tours! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Images and Issues of Diversity class tour, taught by Professor Anne Woulfe.

If you haven’t stopped into the museum to see the exhibitions, you still have until April 6. See you soon!

Photos: Jackie Mendez

”Books and music, a giant reading room for all of the senses. The books are biographies and monographs of mostly women...
03/08/2019

”Books and music, a giant reading room for all of the senses. The books are biographies and monographs of mostly women artists."
- Nicole Cherubini

Come check out our interactive reading room that features the titles of over 100 books. Thanks to the University at Albany Libraries for providing the Museum with a wonderful resource!

03/01/2019

Alongside our other exhibitions, we have “Louise Lawler: Birdcalls 1972/81”. This installation fills the museum lobby with mocking high-pitched squawks and twitters derived from the names of famous male artists. Louise Lawler is famous for her critique of popular images.

Lawler conceived this piece early in her career while working on a collaborative project on on the Hudson River piers in lower Manhattan. Having to leave the site late at night and growing frustrated by the unequal value placed on male and female labor, Lawler resolved to loudly mimic the names of 28 famous male colleagues in the form of birdcalls.

The work is comprised of two elements: the audio of the artist sounding the names as well as a list of the artists featured on the banner seen above. What names do you hear?

Louise Lawler, Birdcalls 1972/81, audio recording and text, 7:01 minutes, Courtesy of LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut.

This Saturday, March 2, join the University Art Museum for Art Lab: Mixed Media Sculpture! This event will be held from ...
02/28/2019

This Saturday, March 2, join the University Art Museum for Art Lab: Mixed Media Sculpture! This event will be held from 1-3 pm. Visitors will use materials such as wood and clay to create their own three-dimensional sculptures inspired by the beautiful work of Nicole Cherubini. Free and open to the public.

Image: Nicole Cherubini, Platform A, 2019, courtesy of the artist and SEPTEMBER Gallery

Photo by Gil Gentile.

This Saturday’s Art Lab can be found on Albany Kids Out And About website under the FREE section. Bring your kids or a...
02/26/2019
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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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