Gallery Events

Afrofuturism and Beyond: Panel Discussion

February 5, 6:00pm, Samek Gallery

This panel considers Afrofuturism, a vibrant genre of science fiction represented in art, literature, film, and music in conjunction with our special exhibition,  “Afrotechtopia.” Panelists include Dawn Lundy Martin of the University of Pittsburgh, Delinda Collier of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, artist and curator Ingrid LaFleur, and Nikki Young of Bucknell as moderator. A reception follows the talk.

The Cliteracy Project: Artist Talk with Sophia Wallace

February 12, 6pm, Gallery Theater

Presented in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and the Women’s Resource Center, artist Sophia Wallace discusses her Cliteracy project, a new way of talking about citizenship, sexuality, human rights, and bodies. Followed by a reception at the Samek Gallery.


Abstraction Today: Artist Panel Discussion

February 25, 6pm, Downtown Gallery

Hear from the artists represented in the exhibition, “Abstraction Today” as they discuss their works in person. Artists Neil Anderson, Tim McFarlane, Nathan Pankratz, and Rebecca Rutstein will be in conversation in the gallery. A reception follows the event.

Afrotechtopia Book Club: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

March 4, 6:30pm, Samek Gallery

Join us in our Samek Gallery reading room for a discussion of Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which chronicles the life of self-described  “Ghetto Nerd” Oscar as he deals with the effects of an intergenerational family curse. Refreshments will be provided.


An AfroFuturist Affair Gala

March 20, 8-11pm, Samek Gallery

This unique celebration of black Scifi with live music from DJ King Britt, as well as a host of other luminaries from the worlds of performance, music, fashion, and art is not to be missed! Join us for dancing and fun in the galleries.

Andy Warhol Film Screenings + Reception

Vinyl , Screen Tests (Various), April 1, 7-10pm, Campus Theater

John and Ivy, The Life of Juanita Castro, Friday, April 4, 2-4pm, Campus Theater

Film screening in conjunction with the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Again, for the First Time” and in partnership with the Film and New Media Studies Department. A reception at the Downtown Gallery will follow the screening on April 1.

Opening Panel Discussion and Reception for Undertow: Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 11, 5pm, Gallery Theater

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


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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