20’s Something Opening Reception
August 28, 6pm Downtown Gallery, 416 Market St., Lewisburg

Reception for the 20’s Something exhibition. This solo exhibition features new work by Tulu Bayar, Art Professor at Bucknell University, including works created in collaboration – and on the subject of deeply collaborative practice – with student artists.

Culture & Technology Intersections: Ken Goldberg
September 17, 6pm Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center

Ken Goldberg is a professor at UC Berkeley, where he runs a robotics research lab and an art studio. He will be discussing his work with art and technology in a lecture called “Cultivating the Uncanny: Art, Fear, and Fascination with Technology.” A reception follows the talk in the Samek Gallery. Part of the Culture and Technology Intersections Lecture Series.

Country Living Opening: Featuring Music by Van Wagner
October 2, 6pm, Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Join us for the opening reception for our Country Living exhibition, featuring music by local singer-songwriter and guitarist, Van Wagner. Refreshments will be provided.

Samek Art Museum Knitting Circle
Fridays 12-5pm during the Country Living exhibition (September 30 through December 7) Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Love to knit? Love art? Spend time nurturing these passions at the Samek Art Museum every Friday during our Country Living exhibition—bring knitting supplies, or we’ll provide them and stay for an hour or an afternoon with other knitters in the Samek Gallery, surrounded by great art. Enjoy casual conversation about art, craft, knitting, and life. All ranges of experience welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Craft Center.

Conversations: Tulu Bayar with Neil Anderson and Bucknell Student Artists
October 9, 6pm 3rd Floor Conference Room, DeWitt Building, 416 Market St., Lewisburg

As part of her Samek Art Museum’s 20’s Something exhibition, Bucknell Art Professor Tulu Bayar will be talking to retired Bucknell Art Professor, Neil Anderson along with student artists about how generational differences inform their art practice. A reception at the Downtown Gallery follows the talk.

Art in Bars
October 18, 7pm Bushel and Barrel Cider, 606 Market St., Lewisburg

November 6, 7pm Old Forge Brewery, 298 Mill St, Danville, PA

We’re bringing the museum to the bar to pair beer, cider, and spirits 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. Must be 21 or older. The event at Bushel and Barrel has no cover charge. The event at Old Forge Brewery is ticketed–$10 advance purchase (available at the Brewery), $15 at the door. Admission includes a tasting flight and small plates. The event at Old Forge is co-presented in partnership with the Danville Business Alliance and the Danville Arts Council.

Conversations: Richard Rinehart with Dr. Alison Goodrum
October 23, 6pm Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Samek Art Museum Director Richard Rinehart will be in conversation with Dr. Alison Goodrum, Professor of Apparel at Manchester Metropolitan University on the occasion of the Samek’s Country Living exhibition. Richard Rinehart will discuss his curatorial approach to the exhibition in connection with Dr. Goodrum’s research on rural fashion and visual culture. A reception at the Samek Gallery follows the talk.

Mel Ziegler: Life on the Farm
November 14 Participatory Art Project – 12:00pm-2:00pm, Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center
Artist Talk – 6:00pm, Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Mel Ziegler – PA native and featured artist in the exhibition Country Living – invites students and public to participate in an art game, followed that evening by an artist talk in which Ziegler will present his rich history of rural social practice art projects.

Country Living Film Screenings
November 20, 7:30pm Gallery Theater, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

As part of Country Living, we will be screening the films Summer Solstice (1974) by Hollis Frampton and a selection of diary films by Robert Huot. Co-presented by Bucknell’s Film/New Media Studies Program. Unless indicated, all programs and events are free and open to the public.

Tulu Bayar, Johnny, 2011

Tulu Bayar, Johnny, 2011







Deborah Oropallo, Milk Men, 2013.

Deborah Oropallo, Milk Men, 2013.





































Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Feed and Seed (Geisinger Farm, Corn), 1990.

Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Feed and Seed (Geisinger Farm, Corn), 1990.

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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