Artist Talk: Rachel Sussman
January 21, 6pm
Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone CenterSussman discusses her current solo exhibition at the Samek, The Oldest Living Things in the World. Bucknell Professor Duane Griffin will serve as discussant on how her work merges art, science, and philosophy. A reception and book signing follows the talk in the Samek Gallery.

Reception for Esther Traugot: Arboretum
January 28, 8pm
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

Join us after the Weis Center’s presentation of Tanya Tagaq in Concert with Nanook of the North for a celebration of Esther Traugot’s solo exhibition at the Downtown Gallery. Refreshments provided.

Esther Traugot: Arboretum Family Art-Making Activity
February 7, 1-4pm
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

As part of the Lewisburg Ice Festival, you are invited to make crocheted arts and crafts inspired by the Downtown Gallery exhibition, Esther Traugot: Arboretum. Fun for all ages. Refreshments provided.

Library and IT New Horizons Faculty Lunch
Feb. 18, 12-1pm
Traditional Reading Room in Bertrand Library

The Samek Art Museum’s current exhibition – The Oldest Living Things in the World – encourages us to think about “deep time.” For this New Horizons, the Samek Art Museum and Library have invited experts from the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum/University of Maine, and to discuss the long-term sustainability of digital art and culture.

Samek Knitting Circle
Every Friday, January 16 – February 27, 3-5pm
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

The Knitting Circle returns! This semester, we’ll be at Downtown Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, Esther Traugot: Arboretum and have opened the circle up to crocheting as well as knitting. Even if you’ve never done either, an expert from Bucknell’s 7th Street Studio (formerly the Craft Center) will be on hand to guide you.

Culture and Technology Intersections: Time Travelers’ Ball
Feb. 26, noon
Samek Gallery, 3rd floor, Elaine Langone Center

Costume ball and Maker event featuring time-travelling costumes designed and made by the wearers. Presenting a fashion show of costumes made by Engineering students and the sounds of the Music Department’s Laptop Ensemble. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in this Culture/Technology Intersection!

Film Screenings: Deep Time
March 3, 7-9pm
Campus Theatre, 413 Market St

In conjunction with Rachel Sussman’s investigation of “deep time” in  The Oldest Living Things in the World, the Film/Media Studies Program presents a short film program that includes Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970). More information here.

The Gallery Engagement Team Presents: Spring Gala
April 10, 6-8pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

The Samek’s student organization, the Gallery Engagement Team, is throwing its first ever gala at the Samek in celebration of the Annual Student Art Exhibition. This special event is not to be missed!

Snap Talks and Reception for Kaleidoscope: Annual Student Art Exhibition
April 17, 7pm
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.

John Wilmerding: An Entrepreneurial Vision for the New Crystal Bridges Art Museum
April 21, 6pm
Gallery Theatre, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

John Wilmerding—Emeritus Professor of American Art at Princeton University—will discuss his role in advising Alice Walton (heir of Walmart Stores Inc.) on creating the collection for the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in northwest Arkansas. His talk focuses on the developing the collection and the Museum’s impact on rural America and his entrepreneurial vision for this 21st century institution on a national scale.

Micro Artist Residency: Yeon Ji Yoo
April 25 during the Lewisburg Arts Festival
Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St.

Artist Yeon Ji Yoo, whose solo exhibition will be on view at the Downtown Gallery, visits Lewisburg to lead an art-making activity with the public involving photo-transfer and collage. All ages are welcome. Part of the Lewisburg Arts Festival and Bucknell’s Arts Weekend.

Rachel Sussman, La Llareta #0308-2B31 (3,000+ years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)

Rachel Sussman, La Llareta #0308-2B31 (3,000+ years
old; Atacama Desert, Chile)









Esther Traugot, Arboretum Seeds

Esther Traugot, Arboretum Seeds

































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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