Samek Art Museum Fall Exhibits

Arts & Museum Exhibits

October 16, 2018 to February 3, 2019

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Women’s Work
Oct.2, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019

Women’s Work<br>Oct.2, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019
Downtown Gallery 
In partnership with Bucknell University’s Classics Department, Women’s Work is an exhibition that reexamines the traditional power structures found in classical tales. This group of artists explores agency, power, the gaze and desire, and the act of reading and responding. Classical texts such as Daedalion, the tale of Cupid and Psyche, store of Diana and Actaeon, and The Athenian Woman: An Iconographic Handbook and more are reinterpreted by contemporary book artists. In keeping with the inspiration of classical texts, the exhibition will feature contemporary illustrations from Antigonick, the first year common reading for Bucknell’s class of 2020 Along with questioning the values traditionally placed on women’s work, viewers will leave with a new understanding of what a book can be.
Related Activities:

Members of Bucknell faculty will present research connected to Women’s Work in a Lecture Series at Iron Front Event Space, 434 Market St Suite 301, Thursdays, 6pm.

October 18- Prof. Erica Delsandro on “Eurydice and Fred Hagstrom’s “Fade””

November 8- Prof. Ashli Baker on “The myth and art of Cupid and Psyche”

November 29- Prof. Stephanie Larson on “”A Woman’s Work” in Ancient Greece”

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Mystic Detectives

Campus Gallery 

This exhibition explores the influences and echoes of Surrealism in contemporary art. These artists create imagery that taps the subconscious through abjection, humor and cognitive dissonance. They use these strategies to present diverse perspectives, socially aware art, and to tackle contemporary questions. These artists go beyond the canon of historic Surrealism and take the viewer to unfamiliar places.

Related Events:

A Surrealist Party
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7-8pm
Campus Gallery, Top Floor, ELC

The Samek Art Museum will host a Surrealist Party to celebrate the exhibition Mystic Detectives.






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