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Art exhibits open Friday

Two Binghamton University Art Museum exhibitions will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The reception and the exhibits are free and open to the public.

An exhibition titled Engaging the Camera: African Women, Portraits and the Photographs of Hector Acebes features the work of Hector Acebes, a Colombian photographer and cinematographer who traveled to Africa in 1947, 1948 and 1953.

Acebes used two cameras — one color and the other black and white — to record the landscapes and people of Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, the Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. The curators of this exhibition, Andrea D. Barnwell and Isolde Brielmaier, selected a sample of Acebes’ work, focusing on his pictures of women. Barnwell, director of the Spelman College Museum, will discuss the exhibit at 6 p.m.

A second exhibition, titled Sigmund Freud’s Drawings and Diagrams of the Mind: From Neurology to Psychoanalysis, will also open Friday. This celebration of Freud’s early work is curated by Lynn Gamwell, director of the Binghamton University Art Museum. The exhibit traces the evolution of Freud’s career from neurology to psychoanalysis by showcasing his late-19th-century drawings of nerve tissue and cells, alongside his early-20th-century diagrams of the working human mind. Gamwell will discuss the Freud exhibition during the reception.

Both exhibitions will run through Nov. 17. The museum is open from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon-7 p.m. Thursdays.

For more information, call the museum at 777-2634 or visit
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Last Updated: 10/14/08