Erika Morillo, Among the Trees, Umbral Series, 2017
Due to continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we are unable to host in-person events for visitors, but our doors will open to on-campus visitors – students, faculty and staff – on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Hours are slightly reduced to Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-4:00 pm. In lieu of public lectures and other events, we will continue to engage our on- and off-campus friends with programming via Zoom and YouTube (to be announced). All the exhibitions opening this winter feature works from the Binghamton University Art Museum’s permanent collections.
This spring, the Binghamton University Art Museum hosts Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives. The exhibition features 12 artists who are recent recipients of the En Foco Photography Fellowship, which centers stories at the fringe of public attention: hidden sanctuaries, subcultures, painful identities, far-away homes, spirituality, transcendence, broken promises, and all too easily ignored social ecologies. Together, these artists are working to decolonize the photographic image by exposing structures of oppression, exploring their subjects’ identities and refusals within them, and celebrating their kin’s freedom and love. The exhibition received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to travel to several SUNY galleries and museums. It is curated by Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie Lindquist and organized by En Foco, a non-profit that supports contemporary primarily U.S.-based photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander heritage.
1960s / 1970s / Now, on view in the Susan M. Reifer '65 and Stanley J. Reifer '64 Mezzanine Gallery, calls viewer attention to the breadth and connectivity of artistic production happening in the 1960s and 70s and provides an opportunity to examine today’s events and concerns through the lens of an earlier period in American art and history. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Richard Yarde, Philip Guston, May Stevens, Robert Motherwell, Chryssa, and many others.
The lower galleries feature four exhibitions curated by Binghamton University Art Museum Student Interns: Nameless Reflection: Projection and The Doppelgänger, curated by Michael Mongelluzzo ’21, English major, and advised by Joseph E. Church, Associate Professor, English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Triangular Entanglement: Photographer, Subject, Viewer, curated by Morgan Moseley ’21, Anthropology major, and advised by Carmen A. Ferradás, Associate Professor, Anthropology/LACAS; Women through the Lens: Strength and Resilience, curated by Maranda Seebarran ’22, Art History major, and advised by Pamela Smart, Professor, Art History; and When Corruption Met Desire, curated by Livia Zarge ’22, Art History major, and advised by Andrew Walkling, Professor, Art History.