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The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Art Gallery, the Downtown Art Gallery, the Museum Collection Study Room, Connections Gallery, and the Project Room. Presenting visual art in critical contexts is consistent with Bucknell’s high academic standards, the Galleries challenge students and extend the intellectual life on campus in an informal lifelong learning environment. The Galleries are academic art labs where experimental art, innovative curatorial practices, and co-curricular programming generate new ways to engage and inspire audiences.

Known previously as Center Gallery, what is now the Samek Art Gallery was renamed for Bucknell and Gallery patrons Edward and Marthanna Samek after a generous gift in 2001. The Samek Art Gallery presently holds a collection of 5,000 objects highlighting the art of our time. Other strengths include: The Samel H. Kress Collection of Baroque and Renaissance, Japanese decorative art, modern and contemporary, and historic prints. [Read more]