Employment opportunity: Samek Museum Guide

The Samek is currently seeking applications for a Museum Guide casual position, to work during university breaks and on an as needed basis. Duties include opening and closing museum spaces, monitoring the galleries during public and private events, and acting as a point of contact for our visitors.

The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public, and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery, the Collection Study Room, and across campus in pop-up exhibitions and permanent art installations. Presenting visual fine art in critical contexts consistent with Bucknell’s high academic standards, the Museum challenges students and extends the intellectual life of campus in an informal lifelong learning environment.

You can find more information on the position and apply by going to the Bucknell Careers page and searching for “Samek Art Museum Guide.”

Precious Lovell: Warrior Women of the African Diaspora – Opens June 27

Downtown Gallery
June 27 – October 1, 2017

WWAD is an installation of war shirts that celebrate her-stories of seven Warrior Women from the African Diaspora. Lovell has used the traditional silhouettes of African warrior/hunter shirts as canvases, on which to handcraft cloth with surface embellished details that symbolically honor and protect each woman as a response to the battles she fought.

Related Events:

Opening Reception
Friday, June 30 6 pm

Join Museum Fellow Laura Libert as she introduces her second curated show. Light bites and refreshments will be provided by That Kitchen Witch.

Precious Lovell, Yaa Asantewaa War Shirt (Ghana), 2009. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Lovell, Queen Mary (Thomas) War Shirt (Former Danish Virgin Islands), 2009. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Lovell, Nanny of the Maroons War Shirt (Jamaica), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Lovell, Zeferina War Shirt (Brazil), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Lovell, Carlota War Shirt (Cuba), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Lovell, Nzinga War Shirt (Ndongo (now Angola)), 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Lovell, Harriet Tubman War Shirt (USA), 2009. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Offering for Fall 2017: Art, Museums, and New Media

Course Title: Art, Museums, and New Media
Instructor: Richard Rinehart, Director, Samek Art Museum
CRN: 19693
Semester: Fall 2017
Time: Weds. 2:00-4:52pm
Location: 301 ELC

This course explores the impact of new media and networked society on art and museums in the 21st century. The course introduces students to the professional practices and functional areas of art museums (exhibitions, education, collections) and to institutional changes driven by new digital art and contemporary culture.

Gallery Locations

The Samek Gallery
3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

The Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837