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Spring Events 2023

 

All of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery's events are free and open to the public. For questions, please email ZuccaireGallery@stonybrook.edu or call 631-632-7240. 

Black HistoryMonth Reception & Performance Lil Buck, Memphis Jookin

Lil Buck

Black HistoryMonth Reception & Performance Lil Buck, Memphis Jookin

Saturday February 4, 2023
Reception at the Zuccaire Gallery, 7:00-8:00pm

Reception Before the Performance: join the Staller Center and Zuccaire Gallery for a reception celebrating Black History Month, organized in conjunction with the gallery's current exhibition, Revisiting 5+1, Black Artists & Abstraction at Stony Brook in the '60s and '70s. Hosted in front of the Zuccaire Gallery, 7-8pm. The reception will include hors d'oeuvres crafted by Executive Chef Jim Kellenberger and Chef Linden Adams; Jerk Shrimp Paella, North African Chicken Harissa Stew, and Ethiopian Spiced Cabbage, Carrot, and Potato. 

Performance:  Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is a movement artist who is known for being an ambassador for Memphis Jookin, a freestyle-based dance involving intricate footwork. Raised in Memphis, Buck was introduced to the urban street dance style around age 14. After moving up in the Jookin ranks, he studied ballet for two years. With those combined skills, he quickly made a niche for himself by adding his own style and imagination to create signature moves, which include gliding across space as if gravity didn’t exist. In 2011, Buck performed with Yo-Yo Ma to Ma’s rendition of Saint-Saëns’ The Swan.

Performance begins at 8pm. Limited free tickets for SBU Students.  Click here to claim yours. 

About the Chef: 

Chef Linden Adams works at Stony Brook Hospital with Executive Chef Jim Kellenberger. He prepares a variety of international cuisines served daily at the Marketplace Cafe. Chef Adams is from Guyana and he was inspired to start cooking at a young age. His mom worked all day to provide for his family and he helped support her by cooking so she could come home to a hot home-cooked meal every day.

Guyanese cuisine blends influences to create great food through Indigenous ingredients, Asian and Indian spices, African cooking styles and South American Caribbean trading.

 Chef Adams immigrated to the United States where he has raised his family. He credits his daughter for his focus on professional cooking. He started his career as a porter at the hospital and then advanced his skills to set an example for his daughter after she asked him to come to her school for career day. Patients, guests and the campus community enjoy his passion, culinary skills and historical knowledge every day as cooks cultural cuisines for all to enjoy.

 

Alumni Panel of the ‘60s & ‘70s: Black student history, student activism, and the formation of the
Black Studies Program (now Africana Studies) at Stony Brook University

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Alumni Panel of the ‘60s & ‘70s: Black student history, student activism, and the formation  of the Black Studies Program (now Africana Studies) at Stony Brook University
Tuesday, February 7
5:30pm-6:30pm
 

Register here

Location: Stony Brook University, Student Union, Ballroom

Zuccaire Gallery open hours: 12-8pm, 1st Fl Staller Center
Guided tour of Revisiting 5+1 at 4:30pm

Refreshments served in the Union Ballroom beginning at 5pm

Panelists:

Deborah Britton-Riley
Stony Brook University class of 1973-1981; Co-founder, Black Womyn's Association at Stony Brook University; Director, Liberty Partnerships Program, Stony Brook University, 1992-2010; Coordinator, New Student and Transition Programs, Stony Brook University, 2022- present 

Mitchel Cohen
Stony Brook University class of 1965-1974; Cofounder of the Red Balloon Collective; Radical troublemaker and organizer, poet, and author of several books, the latest being The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides (SkyHorse: new edition 2022); Banned from Stony Brook campus 3 times.

Dr. Linda Humes
Africana Studies Major; Stony Brook University class of 1974-1977; Vice President of Black Student Union at Stony Brook University; Co-Founder of  the first Black Theater Club 1974-1976; Department Student speaker graduation 5/1977

Dr. Les Owens
Professor, Africana Studies Department, 1978 - 2015, Stony Brook University

Moderators: 
Dr. Abena Asare, Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs & History,  Julio Taku SBU student, Mass Communications and Africana Studies, and Mariama Diop SBU student, Health Sciences Major. 

The Zuccaire Gallery is proud to present an Alumni Panel featuring Stony Brook University alumni from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Join us Tuesday, February 7 as we explore the legacy of Black student history, student activism, and the formation of the Black Studies Program (now Africana Studies) at Stony Brook University. This program is organized in collaboration with the Department of Africana Studies, the Black History Month Planning Committee, and the Alumni Association.

Presented in connection with the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery exhibition Revisiting 5+1 which showcases the story of 5+1, a historical exhibition of Black artists working in abstraction that took place at Stony Brook University in 1969 during the first semester of courses in the Black Studies Program.  Revisiting 5+1 is on view through March 31 at the Zuccaire Gallery, first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts. Free admission.

The Zuccaire Gallery will be open before and after the panel, 12:00pm-8:00pm. A guided tour of Revisiting 5+1 will be offered at 4:30pm focusing on the history of 5+1 and student activism on Stony Brook’s campus in the late 1960s. Refreshments will be offered in the Union Ballroom beginning at 5:00pm.

 

Artist Talk featuring Howardena Pindell, Adger Cowans and a Brooklyn Rail host

Brooklyn

Artist Talk featuring Howardena Pindell, Adger Cowans and a Brooklyn Rail host
Friday, February 10, 2023
1:00 pm
Zoom. Click here to Register

Hosted by the Brooklyn Rail's New Social Environment (NSE) series. Sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, presented in collaboration with Stony Brook University Libraries' Art in Focus series, and made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University

Join the three co-curators of Revisiting 5+1 and a host from the Brooklyn Rail in a conversation with Howardena Pindell and Adger Cowans, two of the artists in the Zuccaire Gallery's current exhibition Revisting 5+1. The Zoom event concludes with a poetry reading.

 

Celebrating Black History Month: An Afternoon at the Zuccaire Gallery and Long Island Museum

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Celebrating Black History Month: An Afternoon at the Zuccaire Gallery and Long Island Museum
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Open 12:00-5:00pm

Spend the afternoon at two of Stony Brook’s most beloved institutions! Visit Stony Brook University’s Zuccaire Gallery to view the Revisiting 5+1 exhibition, Black Artists & Abstraction at Stony Brook in the '60s and '70s, before heading down the road to the Long Island Museum’s Art Museum to see Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist and Visionary and Creative Haven: Black Artists of Sag Harbor. 

*Free admission to the Long Island Museum, make sure to mention this event.

 An Afternoon at the Zuccaire Gallery and Long Island Museum with FREE BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
Friday, March 24,  2023
12:00-5:00 pm

Spend the afternoon at two of Stony Brook’s most beloved institutions! Visit Stony Brook University’s Zuccaire Gallery to view the Revisiting 5+1 exhibition, Black Artists & Abstraction at Stony Brook in the '60s and '70s, before heading down the road to the Long Island Museum’s Art Museum to see Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist and Visionary and Creative Haven: Black Artists of Sag Harbor.   Educators and artists will be on hand in the galleries along with refreshments and music to round out the afternoon. Free admission and free transportation will be provided between both locations.

Shuttle Details: A free shuttle will run between the Zuccaire Gallery and the Long Island Museum from 12:30pm-5:00pm. Visitors are also welcome to drive themselves between each location.

Click here for parking and directions to the Zuccaire Gallery. Parking is free on weekends. 

 

 

Evening Hours 

 

evening hours

The Zuccaire Gallery is open evenings and weekends of Staller Center Performances.

  • Friday, 1/27, 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, 1/28,  7:00pm-8:00pm        
  • Saturday, 2/4, 6:00pm-8:00pm         Lil Buck & Gallery BHM Reception                  
  • Tuesday, 2/7, 4:00pm-8:00pm          Alumni Panel in Union Ballroom                  
  • Saturday,  2/11, 7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Monday, 2/13,  6:00pm-7:00pm                        
  • Saturday, 2/18, 7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Thursday, 2/23, 6:00pm-8:00pm       Wakanda Forever - Free screening for SBU Students at the Staller Center for the Arts
  • Saturday, 2/25, 7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Saturday, 3/18, 7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Saturday, 3/25, 7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Saturday, 3/29,  7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Saturday, 3/30, 7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Saturday, 4/22,   7:00pm-8:00pm  
  • Saturday, 4/29, 2:00pm-3:00pm                           
  • Sunday, 4/30   2:00pm-3:00pm                                     
  • Sunday, 5/7 7:00pm-8:00pm  

Gallery Open Hours: Wakanda Forever - Free screening for SBU Students at the Staller Center for the Arts
Thursday, February 23, 2023
6:00-8:00 pm

Drop by the Zuccaire Gallery’s current exhibition, Revisiting 5+1, Black Artists & Abstraction at Stony Brook in the '60s and '70s before the Staller Center’s screening of Wakanda Forever. The Gallery will be open prior to the screening, 6-8pm. Register for the movie here

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Art in Focus Lecture: Dr. Courtney J. Martin on 5+1, Alloway, Bowling and the Anglo-American Exchange

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Art in Focus Lecture: Dr. Courtney J. Martin on 5+1, Alloway, Bowling and the Anglo-American Exchange
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 1:00pm to 1:50pm EST, on zoom

In conjunction with the Zuccaire Gallery’s current exhibition Revisiting 5+1, Dr. Courtney J. Martin will present a short talk on January 25th at 1:00pm on Zoom. Dr. Martin, the Paul Mellon director of the Yale Center for British Art and Stony Brook University alumna, will discuss the 1969 Stony Brook exhibition 5+1 and the role of the late art critic and Stony Brook professor of art history Lawrence Alloway and artist Frank Bowling.

This Art in Focus program is sponsored by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and presented in collaboration with Stony Brook University Libraries and the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Staller Center and made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.

About the Speaker:

Courtney J. Martin is the Paul Mellon director of the Yale Center for British Art. Previously, she was the deputy director and chief curator at the Dia Art Foundation, taught at Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley and worked at the Ford Foundation. In 2012, Martin curated Drop, Roll, Slide, Drip . . . Frank Bowling’s Poured Paintings 1973–1978 at Tate Britain. At Dia she curated an exhibition of the painter Robert Ryman and oversaw exhibitions of works by Dan Flavin, Sam Gilliam, Blinky Palermo, Dorothea Rockburne, Keith Sonnier, and Andy Warhol. She co-edited Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator (Getty Publications, 2015, winner of the 2016 Historians of British Art Book Award) and edited Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art (Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2016). In 2015, she received an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.  She received her Master of Arts in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University and a doctorate from Yale University. She sits on the boards of the Chinati Foundation, the Center for Curatorial Leadership, Hauser & Wirth Institute and the Henry Moore Foundation.