The Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room

Kenneth Lindsay Museum Study Room

The Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room will provide a focus for teaching, research and outreach related to the University Art Museum's permanent collection.

By creating a dedicated space in which students, faculty and members of the community will be able to examine and study original works of art, the room will be a fitting memorial to Professor Lindsay's lifelong commitment to the study and protection of art and his inspirational teaching through direct observation and the immediate experience of works of art themselves.

The Kenneth Lindsay Museum Study Room will be a purposefully designed facility at the heart of the University Art Museum. Within it, classes focusing on original works of art can be taught, exhibitions drawing on the permanent collection can be mounted, and the teaching of art history, museum studies and curatorial skills can be brought together in an exciting and effective way.

Please join us in honoring Professor Lindsay.

Please help support the Kenneth Lindsay Museum Study Room.

To make your donation by credit card, go to Select "Other, please specify" from the gift designation drop-down list of choices and then type in "Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room, #10960" in the space provided.

Donation checks should be made payable to Binghamton University Foundation and mailed to: Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005. Please indicate (on the check memo line or in a note accompanying your check) that your donation is in support of the Kenneth C. Lindsay Museum Study Room and designated for account #10960.


For more information, please contact Rebecca Benner at 607-777-7322.

Kenneth Lindsay

Kenneth C. Lindsay
THE KENNETH C. LINDSAY MUSEUM STUDY ROOM is named in honor of Professor Kenneth C. Lindsay, the founder of the Department of Art and Art History of Harpur College at Binghamton University. Trained at the University of Wisconsin under James Watrous and Oskar Hagen, a World War II veteran of the Signal Intelligence Division and of the famous Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Division, Ken Lindsay came to Harpur College in 1951—and he never left. Lindsay was a renowned expert on Wassily Kandinsky and the editor, with Peter Virgo, of Kandinsky's complete writings on art. During his 17 years as chair, Professor Lindsay watched over the establishment of undergraduate programs in art history and studio art but also the launching of the SUNY system's first programs in art history at the master's and doctoral levels. The department he led grew to encompass an extensive art library, an art museum with a permanent collection, a slide and photograph archive, and a highly visible profile in graduate education and research.

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Last Updated: 6/18/15