Binghamton University Art Museum
Students in Binghamton's art history programs have access to the University Art Museum that contains more than 3,000 objects from all major periods of art history and most parts of the world. The museum's permanent collection, housing the most significant historical collections in the area, include painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, photographs, drawings, glass, ceramic, metalwork, manuscript collections, textiles and costumes. Areas covered by the collection include Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near and Far East, European, African and Oceanic, pre-Columbian cultures and the Americas.
The Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room
The Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room is named in honor of Professor Kenneth C. Lindsay, the founder of the Department of Art and Art History within Harpur College at Binghamton University. Trained at the University of Wisconsin under James Watrous and Oskar Hagen, a World War II veteran of the Signal Intelligence Division and of the famous Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Division, Lindsay came to Harpur College in 1951, and never left. During over 17 years of chairing, Lindsay, a renowned expert on Wassily Kandinsky and the editor, with Peter Vergo, of Kandinsky's complete writings on art, watched over the establishment of undergraduate programs in art history and studio art and also the launching of the SUNY system's first programs in art history at the master's and doctoral levels, as the department he led grew to encompass an extensive art library, an art museum with a permanent collection, a slide and photograph archive, and a highly visible profile in graduate education and research.
The Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room,
At the heart of the University Art Museum, the Lindsay Study Room provides a focus for teaching, research and outreach directly related to the museum's permanent collection. As a dedicated space in which faculty, students and members of the wider community are able to study and examine original works of art, the study room is a memorial to Lindsay's lifelong commitment to the study and protection of works of art and his inspirational teaching through direct observation and the immediate experience of works of art themselves. The Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room provides a purposefully designed facility where pieces from the permanent collection are studied, where classes focusing on original works of art are taught, where exhibitions drawing on the permanent collection are mounted and where the teaching of art history, museum studies and curatorial skills are brought together in an exciting and effective way.
Donations in memory of Kenneth Lindsay and in support of the Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room may be made through the Binghamton Foundation. Make your check payable to the Binghamton University Foundation and designate your gift to the Kenneth C. Lindsay Memorial Fund, Account #10365; or to donate online, go to https://www.giving.binghamton.edu/giving/. Select "Other" and type the name and account number.