Samek Distinguished Art Lecture – Makoto Fujimura, 4.27

The Art of Education Samek Distinguished Art Lectures Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm Forum, 2nd floor, Elaine Langone Center Introduced by Bucknell Provost Barbara Altmann Makoto Fujimura’s artwork combines traditional Japanese painting techniques with abstraction to explore the role of faith in cross-cultural dialogue. Fujimura will discuss the role that entrepreneurship has played throughout his career. The annual Samek Distinguished Art Lecture invites... Read More

Art Hunting

As the Museum Fellow at the Samek, I am given the opportunity to curate two exhibitions in the downtown gallery space, one per year of my tenure. Each exhibition carries its own constraints. For example my first exhibition, Pause + Effect, required that I pull only from the Samek permanent collection. It encouraged me to engage with the collection beyond cursory acquaintance, to fine tune my concept and the pieces I chose to tell that visual story.... Read More

Tuesday’s Objet: Randy Stevens!

Our Tuesday’s Objet series (pronounced “OB-JAY” from the French word for “object”) intends to highlight pieces on display outside the physical confines of our gallery spaces, to draw attention to the art that surrounds us on a daily basis. Huzzah, it’s Tuesday! Time to introduce you to another gem from our collection. Over the summer the Samek’s main gallery and administrative offices got a face lift: a brand-spankin’-new ceiling... Read More

Reversal of Fortune

Oct. 25, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017 Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St., Lewisburg This exhibition of works by Stephanie Rothenberg is a series of interactive gardens and schematic/network drawings that examine the intersection of social media, finance and philanthropy. Stephanie Rothenberg, Reversal of Fortune: Planthropy, 2014. Artist’s Statement Reversal of Fortune is a series of robotic gardens and related network maps that visualize the intersections... Read More

Tomorrow Never Happens

Aug. 30 – Dec. 4, 2016 Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University This exhibition explores queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia. From marriage equality, to “bathroom bills,” to the massacre in Orlando, queerness is central to current social and political life. Current events can mire us in an unrelenting present that makes it hard to imagine a path beyond. A rising chorus of artists is asking where do... Read More

Samek Distinguished Art Lecture – Lowery Stokes Sims, 4.21

Image-Banking: A life with Art and Artists Samek Distinguished Art Lectures Thursday, April 21, 6pm Forum, 2nd Floor Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University In this lecture Lowery Stokes Sims, Curator Emerita, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), will discuss the trajectory of her career in the art world from the 1970s to the present as an African American and a woman committed to diversity in the global art world. Prior to her tenure at MAD (2007-2015)... Read More

Mindscape: The Annual Senior Student Art Exhibition

April 12 – May 1 Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center Presented in partnership with the Art and Art History Department, this exhibition showcases culminating work by graduating senior Art majors and Art Assistants. — Related Events: Opening Snap Talks and Reception Friday, April 15, 5:30pm Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center In partnership with Bucknell’s Department of Art and Art History, graduating seniors and Art... Read More

Collect Call

Mar 22 – Jun 5 Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St., Lewisburg The first in a new series of projects that invite artists to engage the Samek Art Museum’s collection, Collect Call features new work by Marisa Olson in conversation with works from the collection about what we cherish and what we forget. Artist’s Statement I’ve called my ongoing series of gilded technological devices “Time Capsules” because I believe that each of these... Read More

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Gallery Locations

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

The Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837