Binghamton University Art Museum features three exhibits

2003-09-08

Three art exhibits featuring selections of prints, photographs and paintings are currently showing in the Binghamton University Art Museum.

The 2003 Studio Art Faculty Exhibit through September 27 allows students, campus and local community members to view selected recent artworks by the University’s Studio Art Faculty.

George III vs. Napoleon is an exhibition of prints from the collection of Professor Grant Webster. The Napoleonic period, which coincided with the age of English political caricature, is the subject of the exhibit. The caricature developed slowly in eighteenth century England, in conjunction with the rise of newspapers and magazines. Works by James Sayers, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, and George Cruikshank, will be included in the exhibit, which ends November 1.

Photography from the Great Depression is a selection of work from the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection by photographers who were hired to promote the New Deal policies and spread awareness of the then poverty stricken country. The photos were taken for Works Project Administration and Farm Security Administration projects. Several prominent female photographers from the period are represented including Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott and Marjory Collins.  The exhibit is being curated by museum intern Sandra DiNicola and ends November 8.

The Binghamton University Art Museum is open year round, Tuesday to Sunday from 1-4 p.m., Thursday until 7 p.m. It is closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Art Museum at 607-777-2634 or visit http://artmuseum.binghamton.edu/

Last Updated: 9/17/13