BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton University Art Museum will open its winter exhibitions with Visions and Imagination: Cuban-American and Argentinian Art, an exhibition of artwork by Cuban-American and Argentinian artists, at a reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the main gallery, in the Fine Arts Building, on campus.
The catalyst for the exhibition was a recent gift of 16 objects from Jorge and Norma Gracia to the museum’s permanent collection. A public conversation will take place at 5:30 p.m. between the donor, Jorge Gracia, SUNY distinguished professor and Samuel Capen Chair of Philosophy at the University Buffalo, and the guest curator, Lynette Bosch, SUNY distinguished professor at SUNY Geneseo.
The exhibition features paintings and drawing by leading contemporary Argentinian and Cuban-American artists addressing in their work various aspects of their personal experience, identity and philosophy, as well as cultural history, literature, politics and music.
Three additional exhibitions – all curated by undergraduate students – also open Jan. 31, installed in the lower galleries. From the Earth: the Making and Meaning of Maya Tomb Objects was organized by students enrolled in “Blood and Thrones: Ancient Maya Art and Architecture” (ARTH 386A) taught by visiting assistant professor David Mixter. Revisiting the Past: Neoclassicism in Western Art was co-curated by Doug Braun ’20 and Thomas Rice ’19, and The Typography of Rudolf Koch was curated by Claudia Oliveri ’18. The lower gallery exhibitions feature objects from the permanent collection as well as loans from the University Libraries.