Faculty Handbook 2016–17
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Neuberger Museum of Art

Director: Tracy Fitzpatrick
Tel.: (914) 251-6104
Fax: (914) 251-6101
Museum Hours: Tues.–Sun., 12–5 p.m.
Open on Wed. until 8 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters
Closed Mondays and major holidays
For information: www.neuberger.org or (914) 251-6100/6118

Museum Admission: $5 general admission, $3 seniors (62+)
Free for Purchase College faculty, staff, and students, museum members, and children ages 12 and under

The Neuberger Museum of Art is an integral part of Purchase College and a vital center of community engagement as the premier museum of modern, African, Latin American, and contemporary art in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Founding patron Roy R. Neuberger (1903–2010) championed the art of his time, and the Neuberger Museum of Art continues his commitment. From experimental or art-historical perspectives, the Neuberger features eight changing exhibitions each year, ranging from single-artist presentations to thematic surveys and newly commissioned artist projects.

Also on view is the permanent collection. Initiated in 1974 with Roy Neuberger’s donation of 108 works of art, the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art has grown to more than 6,000 works. Featuring prestigious examples of modern, contemporary, and African art, the collection galleries are refreshed often with curated installations. Most recently, these have incorporated works by Josef Albers, Polly Apfelbaum, Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Gregory Crewdson, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Helen Frankenthaler, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Catherine Opie, Judy Pfaff, Horace Pippin, Jackson Pollock, Robin Rhode, Mark Rothko, Ben Shahn, Jessica Stockholder, Rufino Tamayo, Andy Warhol, and others.

Recent exhibitions include:

  • Dear Diary: Update All
  • Cleve Gray’s Threnody: Forty Years
  • Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible
  • Domino Effect: A Video by Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
  • Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday (Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize 2014 Winner)
  • Ruth Vollmer: Five Platonic Polyhedra and Corresponding Spheres, 1974
  • Ranjit Bhatnagar: Stone Song
  • The Art of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker and Friends
  • Key Frames: Contemporary Artists’ Animation
  • This Leads to Fire: Russian Art from Nonconformism to Global Capitalism, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection
  • Becoming Disfarmer
  • Tania Bruguera: Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana Version)
  • Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time
  • Plastic: Art in an Era of Material Innovation
  • GOLD
  • Teresa Margolles: We Have a Common Thread

As a teaching museum, the Neuberger renders even the most unfamiliar and challenging content accessible to a wide range of audiences through a variety of educational materials, learning opportunities, scholarly publications, and the presence of well-trained docents.

An array of interpretive programs, as well as admission, is always free to members of the Purchase College community. The museum offers family programs, opening receptions, and other events.

Updated June 14, 2016

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