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Painted Exchanges: Artists and Paintmakers 1968-76
Opening reception
Thursday, February 1, 5:00-7:00PM
6:00 PM Remarks and short musical performance inspired by artwork on view

Between 1968 and 1976, paintmaker Leonard Bocour, with his wife and collaborator Ruth Bocour, made a series of gifts to the collection of the Binghamton University Art Museum, augmented by additional gifts from Sam Golden, Bocour’s nephew and partner in Bocour Artist Colors. The artists represented in this collection were beneficiaries of a network of exchanges, whereby the paintmakers gave paints to financially strapped artists to enable them to continue to make work, made connections for them with galleries, and gave lectures to their art school students, and, in exchange, they solicited feedback on the qualities that the painters sought in their materials, received assistance in placing their paints in local art stores, enjoyed being part of the creative milieu, and frequently received paintings in lieu of monetary payments.

Co-curated by Andrea Kastner, Department of Art and Design, and Pamela Smart, Department of Art History. Support is provided by donors to the Kenneth C. Lindsay Study Room Fund and to the Binghamton Fund for the University Art Museum.

Two evenings dedicated to the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko
Presented by Material + Visual Worlds with School of the Arts, Cinema Department, and Art Museum.

Screening of "The Art of Un-War" followed by a Q&A with director Maria Niro
Friday, January 26, 7:00PM
LH 06

Artist’s talk
Friday, February 2, 5:00PM
**Moved to FA-258**

Music performance
Thursday, February 8, 6:00PM
Main Gallery

In conjunction with the "Painted Exchanges” exhibition, join us for a performance of original musical compositions inspired by paintings on view and written by students of Daniel Thomas Davis’ Introduction to Music Composition course (MUS 331).

Leonard Bocour: A Legacy of Generosity
Talk by Mark Golden, CEO and Co-founder of Golden Artist Colors
Saturday, February 17, 4:00PM
Main Gallery

Momenta @ the Museum
Friday, Februrary 23, 5:00PM
Main Gallery

The Department of Music and the Binghamton University Art Museum presents the next installment of the popular "Momenta @ the Museum" series, which features Binghamton University’s acclaimed ensemble-in-residence in the gloriously resonant main gallery of the museum. In conjunction with the “Painted Exchanges” exhibition in the Museum, the Momenta Quartet will offer a genre-bending and wildly colorful program that includes a recent quartet by Cuban-American composer Ileana Perez Velazquez and vibrantly hued works by Binghamton University Composers & Sound Artists, under the direction of Daniel Thomas Davis and James Budinich. 

Sasha Stiles: A poetry reading & book signing
Wednesday, March 13, 5:00PM
Main Gallery
Registration required

What does it mean to be human in a nearly post-human era? This program is in conjunction with the exhibition of work at the Rosefsky Gallery. Poet and artist, Sasha Stiles, will give a poetry reading & sign her book, Technelegy. In collaboration with the Creative Writing Program, the Department of Art & Design. Support provided by a Material and Visual Worlds TAE Seed Grant.

Artist Materials: Balancing creativity and technological limitations
Ulysses Jackson, Senior Formulator, Golden Artist Colors
Saturday, March 16, 2:00PM
Main Gallery

This brief overview by a paintmaker describes how artists have pushed the limitations of available materials, used new techniques to work at the margins of material capabilities, and embraced new technologies — for better or for worse.

Total Eclipse of the Art: A pop-up exhibition celebrating celestial bodies
Tuesday, April 2 - Thursday, April 11
Lower Galleries

In recognition with the 2024 total solar eclipse on April 8, the Binghamton University Art Museum highlights works from the permanent collection that focus on the sun, the moon, and the stars across centuries and continents. 

The Light in the Piazza
Thursday, April 11 - Thursday, April 18
Main Gallery

The Light in the Piazza is a musical set in Italy during the 1950's and is a tale of romance and a mother's struggle to protect her daughter or set her free. This is a collaborative, interactive, site-specific performance. Tickets available at the Anderson Center Box Office in person or online.

Hammons/TikTok Workshop
Thursday, April 18th, 1-4 PM
BUAM Lower Galleries

This workshop uses David Hammons’ Phat Free as inspiration to investigate ways that TikTok can be used in art practice and storytelling. The workshop will be led by Theresa Kadish (@teiresiaskadish) and will involve a TikTok takeover of the BUAM account by workshop participants. 

Black Women and Creativity in the 1960s and 1970s/BUAM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Friday, April 19, 5-7 PM
Classroom Wing 112

This edit-a-thon will contribute to the Wikipedia pages of some of the Black artists in the Binghamton University Art Museum's collections: Sherman Beck, Loretta Pettway Bennett, Latoya Hobbs, Howardena Pindell, Alison Saar, and Ed Wilson.

Family Day @ BUAM
Saturday, April 20, 1-3 PM

Creative Writing & Music: Word of Mouth
Thursday, April 25, 5:00 PM
Main Gallery

In this third annual collaboration between the Binghamton University Music Department and Creative Writing Program, composers, writers and performers create genre-defying compositions that celebrate poetry, music and the singing voice.
The performance coincides with the Binghamton University Art Museum's exhibition, Painted Exchanges: Artists and Printmakers 1968-76.

Beyond the Field In Plain Sight: BUAM Artist-in-Residence Program
Works by Bryan Fernandez ’24, Santiago Parra ’24 and Fahim Rahman ’24
Spool Contemporary, 138 Baldwin Street, Johnson City, NY 13790

Friday, April 26, 6-9 PM

April 27-28, 12-4 PM 

In this pop-up exhibition, the students have created work that finds its lens and inspiration in Hammons' wit, sarcasm, compassion, and complex practices, but their work moves beyond these elements to engage questions of identity, culture, ritual, and artmaking. Bus service from BU to Spool is available via BC 15 and OCC WS routes. Support for these projects was generously provided by Art Bridges. 

School of the Arts Student Showcase: A Three-Day Festival of the Arts
Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, May 3, 2024

Binghamton University Art Museum Intern Showcase
May 2, 5-7 PM
Main Gallery

Presentations by art history students
May 3, 12-1 PM
Kenneth C. Lindsay Study Room, Lower Gallery
Seniors Matthew DelGaudio, Juliette Sakmar Aberg, and Justin Huczko will be presenting recent research projects. A reception will follow in FA 218.

BUAM Artist-in-Residence presentations
May 3, 5-5:30 PM
Kenneth C. Lindsay Study Room, Lower Gallery


Last Updated: 3/27/24