Fall 2020 at the Samek Art Galleries

Arts & Museum Exhibits

August 24, 2020 to November 21, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Samek Art Museum

Samek Art Museum

The Samek Art Museum welcomes you to our Fall season. Our galleries are open with new safety precautions, including requiring masks and limiting attendance to a couple of visitors at a time (it's like having the museum to yourself!) Samek galleries provide a drop-in "asynchronous" learning space that does not require gathering crowds. All events and programs will move online, so check museum.bucknell.edu after your visit. As we look to science to tackle our current pandemic, history has shown that art can help get us through times of crisis by providing opportunities for reflection, connection, and inspiration.
Current Hours
Both locations: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m.

Fall 2020
Top floor, Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University
701 Moore Avenue, Lewisburg, PA 17837
do it (home)

do it (home)
Aug. 19 – Nov. 21
do itis the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the "Exhibition in Progress."do ittakes written instructions by international artists as a point of departure, which are then freshly interpreted and locally enacted by members of our campus and community.
do it (home)is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI)
416 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Print and Photograph by Adam DelMarcelle

Learning from Naloxone
March 17 – Aug. 29
Motivated into action by a tragic loss, Adam DelMarcelle of Lebanon, PA, devotes his artistic practice to confronting the opioid crisis and heroin addiction. This multi-part project deploys guerrilla political posters, augmented reality, and community health programs.
Image Above: Print and Photograph by Adam DelMarcelle
Neil Anderson, Earth Song No. 56, 2019, Oil on linen, 55 x 60 inches

Neil Anderson: Earth Songs
Sept. 16 – Nov. 21
Each of these abstract paintings is a "song" that celebrates the earth. They are begun simply, without a final plan, and improvised until the relationship between parts (like our own relationship with the earth) becomes complex and interdependent.
Image Above:Neil Anderson, Earth Song No. 56, 2019, Oil on linen, 55 x 60 inches
Fall 2020
All events will be online. Video interviews will be available on our website the date posted and afterward for on-demandviewing.
The Art and Science of Addiction with Sandra S Cook, CRNP
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Found online at museum.bucknell.edu
Sandra Cook, CRNP, will speak about overcoming stigma as a barrier to care for Opioid Use Disorder. Many people are not seeking treatment because of the stigma that those with addiction are considered "less than" or that addiction is a choice. Addiction is a chronic medical disease like Diabetes, COPD, Hypertension. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Learning from Naloxone by artist Adam DelMarcelle.

Fighting the Stigma of the Opioid Epidemic
Monday, Aug. 24
Found online at museum.bucknell.edu
Learning from Naloxone artist Adam DelMarcelle and retired Drug & Alcohol Counselor Ed Baker discusses the stigma surrounding addiction, the War on Drugs, and how language can heal communities.

Artist Interview with Samek Art Museum Director, Richard Rinehart
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Found online at museum.bucknell.edu
More than 100 people die every day in the United States due to an opioid overdose. Motivated into action by a tragic loss, Adam DelMarcelle of Lebanon, PA, devotes his artistic practice to confronting the opioid crisis. Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, interviews Adam about his experiences, his creative calling, and his exhibition Learning from Naloxone at the Samek Art Museum's Downtown Gallery.

2019 - 2020 Ekard Artist in Residence Elyla (Fredman Barahona) Interview

Friday, Aug. 28
Found online at museum.bucknell.edu
Artist Protection Fund Fellow. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Art & Art History.
Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum, Tulu Bayar, Professor of Art and Chair of Art and Art History, and Ekard Artist in Residence Elyla (Fredman Barahona) review the turbulent year-long residency at Bucknell University. Examine how Elyla's Nicaraguan and queer background influenced their decision to come to Pennsylvania, their life in Lewisburg, and their upcoming international exhibition.
Artist Protection Fund

Neil Anderson: Earth Songs Live Interview
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Found online at museum.bucknell.edu
Bucknell Professor of Art History Roger Rothman interviews contemporary painter Neil Anderson about taking inspiration from nature, his 41-year tenure as a Bucknell University art professor, before retiring in 1999, and his latest exhibition Earth Songs, at the Samek Art Museum's Downtown Gallery.  Neil Anderson has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.






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