Field Trip–Kara Walker: A Subtlety

Over the past weekend, I made a pilgrimage to see Kara Walker’s A Subtlety before it closed on Sunday at a derelict Domino sugar factory in Brooklyn, New York. The line to get in was eight blocks long, and I had to sign a waiver saying that I would not sue the sponsoring organization, Creative Time, if I happened to get ill from inhaling any of the toxic chemicals that lingered inside the factory. The experience was well worth the effort. The... Read More

Tracey Snelling: Another Day in Paradise

Tracey Snelling: Another Day in Paradise March 31 – August 19, 2012 Downtown Art Gallery, Bucknell University   In a small town, people fill their gas tanks beneath fluorescent lights, children sift through agates at the rock shop, and couples argue behind motel windows. The “small” town in question is 4 feet long by 4 feet wide; a scale-model of Anywhere USA created by Tracey Snelling. Snelling is a California-based artist... Read More

A Tracey Teaser…

  There’s been a lot of buzz and excitement swirling around the Samek Art Gallery these days… and with good reason! With the opening of a new Downtown Art Gallery just around the corner and welcoming artist, Tracey Snelling to campus; we certainly have a lot to be excited about! Tracey Snelling installing: Stripmall (Los Angles), 2007 On a personal note, it has been an especially gratifying past two weeks for me. I just joined the Samek... Read More

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders lecture on August 30, 2011 at the Samek Art Gallery

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Freehand: An Exhibition of Artwork created by Pennsylvania Prisoners

Leonard Peltier - Ghost Bear, Yanton Lakota, 11 x 14" October 14 – December 4, 2011 The Lewisburg Prison Project, a social justice advocacy group, produced this exhibition with the hope that viewers may consider what lies beyond the “prisoner” stereotype. One in every 32 adults is currently incarcerated, or on parole or probation in the U.S. (BJS, 2009). The nightly news and blockbuster thrillers lead many of us to believe that all... Read More

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center

October 14 – December 4, 2011 Joseph Cornell (1903 – 1972) Madame Mallarmé’s Fan, 1954 Collage on board 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches   The International Collage Center (ICC) is a non-profit art organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of Collage and its related forms, including Assemblage, Photomontage and Mixed-Media Installation. Based in Milton, Pennsylvania, the focus of the ICC is a permanent lending and research collection,... Read More

Communities in Conversation about Race

The Public is Invited to an Address by Tim Wise on Responses to Racism in America: Color Blindness versus Color Consciousness and to related events at Bloomsburg University and Susquehanna University Racism has been a contested issue in American society since its earliest years. The Civil Rights struggles of the last century resulted in a significant advance on that issue. However, forms of deep racial inequality persist. If we remain committed to... Read More

Art Everywhere festival August 27, 2011 with Author & Punisher

Lawn in front of Elaine Langone Center August 27, 2011 8:45 PM Presented by the Samek Art Gallery as part of Bucknell University’s Art.Everywhere festival. Author & Punisher melds performance art, drone metal music, and DIY custom-built industrial kinetic-sound machines with a twinkling of fun. The man behind the curtain is San Diego-based artist Tristan Shone. Aquarius Records said of Author & Punisher, “The music becomes more... 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