May Stevens, Living Room, 1967, Oil on canvas. Gift of Leonard Bocour (1968.85)
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.
In the Main Gallery, Ralph Gibson: Portfolios focuses on four portfolios by the contemporary photographer who follows in the footsteps of Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank by carefully constructing sequences of portfolios. Donated to the museum by Sara ’80 and Bruce ’79 Tucker and Brian Bennett ’97, the photographs are displayed as portfolios and in an order conceived by Gibson, allowing the viewer to experience the works as the artist intended: with almost-surreal transitions, hovering as if at the edge of a dream.
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.