Visitors can enjoy Samek Art Museum’s exhibits both in the Gallery at the Elaine Langone Center in the heart of the Bucknell University campus and at the Downtown Gallery in Lewisburg. A new Museum program is The Connections Gallery, presenting monthly exhibitions by invited partners including faculty, students, campus centers, and community organizations. In addition to these galleries, the Museum includes the Study Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, and 450 works spread throughout the campus, including the Weis Center for the Arts lobby.
The museum’s permanent collection, begun in 1853, now includes 5,000 works of art from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Holdings span from objects dating before the common era to those of the 21st century, and continue to grow. It boasts works by well-known artists from Rembrandt and Picasso to Whistler and Warhol.
Each year, the Museum presents approximately 12 exhibitions and numerous public programs including tours, lectures and receptions in keeping with its core mission to “create meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public, and works of art.” The Museum’s exhibitions and public programs are free to the public. Fall exhibits include:
Pause and Effect
June 21-October 9, 2016
Upcoming Exhibit: Reversal of Fortune
416 Market Street; Lewisburg, PA 17837
Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Connections Gallery: Experiments in Community Curating
Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office In collaboration with Professor Paul Susman
October 19 – November 29, 2016
A re-creation of the original American eugenics office in the 1920s in the Gallery in the Elaine Langone Center, together with posters hung in Bucknell’s Academic West building.
Tomorrow Never Happens
August 30 – December 4, 2016
Elaine Langone Center; Bucknell University
Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm
The Samek Art Museum is closed for Bucknell University holidays and breaks.