Events

 

SPRING EVENTS

Salthouse Opening Reception
Friday, January 22, 7pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Join us for refreshments and a bluegrass jam session in honor of Salthouse, recent photographs of central PA artist, Stephen Althouse.

Art in Bars
Wednesday, February 3, 7pm
Elk Creek Cafe, 100 W Main St, Millheim

Art in Bars returns! We’re bringing the museum to the bar to pair beer with artworks from the Samek Art Museum’s collection. Learn more about the drinks and art and how they relate to each other from knowledgeable bartenders and Samek staff. Includes photography by Stephen Althouse.

Please note that reservations for the event are recommended, though not required. Call Elk Creek Cafe at 814.349.8850 to make a reservation.

Jas Knight: Frame Making Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 1-4pm
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St., Lewisburg

As part of the Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival, we’re designing and making frames inspired by the historic frames used in Jas Knight’s paintings at the Downtown Gallery. Take them home to frame your own art, or pose for a photo with your frame. This event is geared towards families, though all ages are welcome.

Stephen Althouse Studio Visit
Saturday, February 27, departs 11am, returns to Bucknell by 3pm
Leaves from Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University

Get a glimpse into Stephen Althouse’s studio in Rebersburg, with a tour led by the artist. Includes lunch and transportation. Space is limited. Please RSVP using this form to attend.

Marisa Olson: Artist Talk 
Wednesday, March 23, 6pm
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St. Lewisburg

Olson discusses the process of creating her work and selecting work from the Samek’s collection for her exhibition, Collect Call. A reception follows the talk.

Opening Panel Discussion and Reception for Annual Student Art Exhibition
Friday, April 14, 5:30pm
Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

In partnership with Bucknell’s Department of Art and Art History, graduating seniors and Art Assistants will participate in a roundtable discussion of their work. A reception follows in the Samek Gallery.

Samek Distinguished Art Lecture: Lowery Stokes Sims
Thursday, April 21, 6pm
Forum, 2nd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and former President of The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lowery Stokes Sims discusses a recent curatorial project focused on the border between the U.S.A. and Mexico. Sim’s talk is part of the new Samek Distinguished Art Lectures that annually invite world-renowned artists, scholars, and notable thinkers to engage with students and the public.

Collect Call: Found Object Sculpture Making
Saturday, April 23, 1-4pm
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St. Lewisburg

Inspired by our exhibition, Collect Call, we will be making art out of found objects and displaying them at Soldier Park as part of the Lewisburg Arts Festival. This event is geared towards families, though all ages are welcome.

The Gallery Engagement Team Presents: Spring Gala
Thursday, April 28, 5:30-7pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

The Samek’s student organization, the Gallery Engagement Team, is throwing its spring gala at the Samek in celebration of the Annual Student Art Exhibition. This event is for students, by students.

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Gallery Locations

The Samek Gallery
3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

The Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837