All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Generous support for the Portrayals exhibition and events is provided by Art Bridges.



not but nothing other: African-American Portrayals, 1930s to Today 

Exhibition opening 

Remarks followed by poetry reading by Brenda Cave-James

Binghamton University Art Museum

Thursday, September 5, 5-7 p.m., program at 5:30 p.m.


Unveiling of sculpture “Falling Man” by Ed Wilson

Peace Quad near the Fine Arts Building

Saturday, September 21, 2-2:30 p.m.


Conversation with Ruben Santiago-Hudson ’78

Watters Theater

Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m., reception following

For free tickets, call the Anderson Center at 607-777-2787

Sponsored by the Harpur College Dean’s Office


 Lecture and Community Sing with Ysaye Maria Barnwell

“Singing Who We Are”

Watters Theater

Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m., reception following

For free tickets, call the Anderson Center at 607-777-2787


A Reading and Talk by Fred Moten

Binghamton University Art Museum

Thursday, October 10, 12 p.m.

Sponsored by the Material and Visual Worlds Transdiscipinary Area of Excellence

FRED MOTEN (b. 1962) is one of the foremost scholars of Black studies, a highly innovative voice in critical theory, and a renowned poet and music critic. His books include In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (2003) and, most recently, consent not to be a single being (2017-18), a three-volume collection of essays. He is Professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.



Dance Day at the Museum

Boys and Girls Club

Binghamton University Art Museum

Thursday, October 10, 4:30 p.m.


University Family Weekend

Binghamton University Gospel Choir

Binghamton University Art Museum

Saturday, October 12, 2:30 p.m.


Film screening

To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990)

Binghamton University Art Museum

Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Harpur Cinema


Artist talk with Willie Cole

Binghamton University Art Museum

Thursday, November 7, 5 p.m.

WILLIE COLE (b. 1955) is widely recognized for his sculptures, prints, and drawings that transform everyday objects into powerful icons reminiscent of African artwork and African-American labor. His work is held in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, MoMA, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, among many other institutions. He is exhibited by Alexander and Bonin in New York.


Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

“Simone, Ellington and Parks”

Forum Theater, Binghamton, NY

Saturday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call the BPO office at 607-723-3931


Exhibition closing

A performance of original musical compositions, written by students of Professor Dan Davis, inspired by works on view

Saturday, December 7, 2 p.m. 


Last Updated: 8/14/19