University Art Museum at University at Albany

The University Art Museum is part of the dynamic learning environment at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Founded in 1967, the Museum's mission is to advance knowledge and foster understanding in contemporary visual arts. Through exhibitions, programs, publications, and collections, the Museum seeks to provide a forum for artists and audiences that enriches the intellectual life of the university and community. The 9,000-square-foot-facility was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and has become known as an icon of late 20th century modernist architecture. The Museum has presented over four hundred exhibitions and its collection is especially strong in contemporary works on paper.

University Art Museum at University at Albany
Location1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York
Coordinates42.686271°N 73.822899°W / 42.686271; -73.822899
TypeContemporary art museum
OwnerUniversity at Albany, SUNY

The University at Albany Art Museum Collections comprise over 3,000 objects and reflect 50 years of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture, by many of the most prominent artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Museum’s Collections Study Space is a multi-purpose space designed to safely house the University at Albany Fine Art Collections and simultaneously make them accessible to students, faculty, other researchers and scholars, and the community. The Museum's collections include works by Vito Acconci, Xu Bing, Mel Bochner, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Willem deKooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Leon Golub, Donald Judd, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Yasumasa Morimura, Vik Muniz, Louise Nevelson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Rauschenberg, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., James Rosenquist, Dieter Roth, Edward Ruscha, Lorna Simpson, Robert Smithson and Kara Walker.[1]

Notable Exhibitions at the University Art Museum include: William Pope.L: Five Ways to Say the Same Sadness (June 29 - September 3, 2004); Mr. President (January 18 - April 1, 2007); Courier, (October 5 - December 4, 2010); Dave McKenzie: An Intermission (February 2 – April 1, 2017); Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off (June 30 - September 9, 2017); Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos (July 10– October 18, 2014); William B. Schade: The Wild Wonderful World of William Bernard Schade (September 26 - November 14, 1999).


  1. "Art Museum Collection". University Art Museum. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
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