The University Art Museum at the University of Albany, State University of New York has been an important venue for contemporary art exhibitions in upstate New York for over fifty years. It has expanded its mission of directly supporting artists in the research, production and presentation of projects that reflect the diverse perspectives and experiences of the University of Albany students. Planned exhibitions include Torch ’72/2020 which explores the trajectory and lineage of intersectional justice efforts on the University of Albany campus; i.de.al.is.tic which features three rising Black artists and explores each artist’s acceptance of imperfection and their relationship to idealism; and Well/Being: An Exhibition on Healing and Repair, explores topics of kinship, reparations, disability justice, chronic illness, convalescence, sleep deprivation, the emotional costs of caregiving and various incarnations of love.
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