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Spring Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, March 24
Main Gallery

4:30pm - Gallery talk with artist Miguel Luciano

5:00pm-7:00pm - Reception


Joy, Play and Resistance in the work of Miguel Luciano and Hiram Maristany

March 24 - May 14, 2022

This intergenerational visual conversation between the sculptures and installations of Miguel Luciano and the photographs of El Barrio in the 1960s-1970s by Hiram Maristany celebrates Puerto Rican culture while advocating self-determination, reclaiming joy and play as forms of resistance. 



Visiting Lecture with artist Juan Sánchez

Friday, April 8, 6:00pm
Main Gallery

As a part of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies' (LACAS) Fifth Biennial Undergraduate Conference, the Binghamton University Art Museum is excited to welcome guest speaker Juan Sánchez. Building on the LACAS conference theme of "Breaking Down Walls: Research, Resistance and Power," Sánchez will discuss artistic process and relate his knowledge and experience to our current featured exhibition, "Joy, Play and Resistance in the work of Miguel Luciano and Hiram Maristany."



Student Curator Talks, a Research Days Event

Tuesday, April 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Gallery

Join our fall 2021 student curators as they introduce their ongoing exhibitions and discuss the curatorial experience they gained through the BUAM's internship program. This special event is part of Binghamton University's annual Research Days, a week-long celebration of faculty and student research over the past year.

Our Student Curator Talks will include:

Kendra Gourgue '22, Intersectionality and Art Studies major, Africana Studies minor
Black Imagination Patterns

Thomas J. Cipro '24, History major
Miseries and Misfortunes: How Jacques Callot Critiques War

Joshua Cramer '22, Art History and Anthropology major
Red & Black to White & Blue: The Transformation of the Classical Vase


For more details on Research Days events, visit the official website.



Outdoor performance of Miguel Luciano's "Pimp my Piragua"

Saturday, April 30, 2:00pm
Lois B. DeFleur Walkway

Pimp my Piragua is a tricked-out customization of the humble pushcart from which piraguas, or Puerto Rican shaved ice, are served on the island and in locations with large Caribbean populations, such as New York City. Building on this inspiration and that of Nuyorican street culture, Luciano developed a tricycle-pushcart featuring flat screen video monitors, LED lights, and a high-powered sound system, while maintaining full functionality.

During a campus-based performance on April 30, Luciano will activate Pimp my Piragua, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist and experience his mobile art project.






Last Updated: 4/21/22