Samek Art Museum Exhibits

Arts & Museum Exhibits

January 17, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Samek Gallery

  • 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell
  • Lewisburg
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Language and Other Games
Feb. 19-May 19, 2019

Downtown Gallery
This solo exhibition offers a selection of recent work from Bucknell University Art Professor Jonathan Frey. This body of work investigates the way the structure of a typical game can simulate social and cultural structures.


Related Events:
Artist Talk with Jonathan Frey
Friday, Feb. 22, 6pm
Iron Front Event Space, 434 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA


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Border Cantos | Sonic Border
Jan. 18-March 24, 2019

Campus Gallery
Border Cantos | Sonic Border is a collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American artist and composer Guillermo Galindo. Together, they explore the complexities of the US-Mexico border through photography, sculpture, and sound, inviting us to bridge boundaries and initiate conversations. Border Cantos | Sonic Border is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Generous support for this project is provided by Arts Bridges foundation.

Borders and Immigration Panel
Tuesday, March 19, 6pm
Gallery Forum, 2nd Floor, Elaine Langone Center

What is immigration and how is it different than migration? What is the economic impact of closing our borders? What is the immigrant experience at the border and in the United States? This panel discussion includes Bucknell faculty members Vanessa Massaro, Elisabeth Durden, Adrian Mulligan, and PhD candidate Hilario Lomeli. Come with questions.

Art in Bars
Wednesday, March 27, 7pm
Iron Front Event Space, 434 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA

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Annual Senior Art Student Exhibition: Private Island
April 9-28, 2019

Campus Gallery
Private Island, an exhibition produced in conjunction with the Department of Art & Art History, features the work of Bucknell’s graduating studio art majors and studio assistants. This show will introduce viewers to the broad range of motivations and media engaged by students.

Related Events:
Student Artists Talks
Friday, April 12, 5pm
Gallery Theater, top floor, Elaine Langone Center




Robert Wittman

Samek Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Robert Wittman on Art Crime in the 21st Century
Wednesday, March 6, 6 p.m., Gallery Forum,
2nd Floor, Elaine Langone Center

Come hear about Wittman’s FBI career as he leads audiences through notorious art heists and incredibly daring undercover recoveries. Robert Wittman founded the FBI’s National Art Crime Team and served for 20 years as the FBI’s investigative expert in this field. He is responsible for recovering more than $300 million in stolen art and cultural property around the world. A reception will follow the lecture in the museum.


Art in Bars
Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m., Iron Front Event Space
434 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA

We bring the art, a brewery brings the beer, and you bring the conversation. Join the Samek Art Museum in our favorite event — Art in Bars — where we discuss artwork and beer with the common language of taste.







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Upcoming Arts & Museum Exhibits Events

Upcoming Exchange Gallery Calls for Entry

January 31, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Monthly calls for art related to different themes in all media for gallery exhibits at the Exchange Gallery.

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Samek Art Museum Exhibit: Language And Other Games

February 19, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Games and Social & Cultural Structure

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Lewisburg Arts Council 50th Anniversary Exhibits

April 1, 2019 to May 11, 2019

The Lewisburg Arts Council is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2019! Two exhibits celebrate some of this 50-year history: “Art in Retrograde: 50 Years of Festival Art” and “Twenty Years of Featured Artists”.

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