2015–16 programming

2015–16 programming

Freedman Gallery at Albright College

Susannah Ray, Sisters, Jamaica Bay, Queens, 2013. Chromogenic print, 30 x 40 inches, edition of 7. Courtesy of the artist.
August 21, 2015
2015–16 programming

Freedman Gallery
Albright College
Center for the Arts
13th and Bern Streets
PO Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234

T +610 921 7541


Fall 2015

La huella múltiple
August 27–November 15

Gallery talk and printmaking meet & make: Thursday, September 3, 4–5pm
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 5pm

La huella múltiple, a print portfolio from the Freedman Gallery’s collection, donated to the gallery by Alex and Carole Rosenberg, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the printmaking exhibition that took place in Havana, Cuba and various U.S. cities from 1996 through 2006.

Metaphysics: An Exploration of the Temporal World
November 3, 2015–January 10, 2016

Curatorial/artist’s lecture: Thursday, November 5, Klein Hall, 4pm, co-sponsored by MFL&L
Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5–7pm
French breakfast:Tuesday, November 10, 8–10am, Freedman Gallery

Featuring Haitian-American artists Claes Gabriel, Ocean Morisset and Asser Saint-Val. The exhibition dissects the theories of metaphysics and how individuals and their stories are connected to the physical and supernatural world. The exhibit explores the transcendence of philosophy, science and history by focusing on artwork that captures the intersection of thoughts and the spiritual connections to the larger temporal world. Metaphysics is a celebration of mind, body and energy! Guest curated by Florcy Morisset.

Game Over
December 1, 2015–March 11, 2016

Meet & make: Comic Strips & Super Heroes, Tuesday, December 1, 6pm, Freedman Gallery
International film series #9: eXistenZ by David Cronenberg, December 1, 7:30pm, Klein Hall
Panel: Thursday, December 10, 7pm, Klein Hall
Cheetos & Mountain Dew playoff:Friday, December 11, 8–11pm, Freedman Gallery

While many video game exhibitions have focused on the graphic/design nature of gaming, this exhibition will focus more on the narrative/storytelling aspects of the industry. Co-curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, curator of the Freedman Gallery, and Eammon Kiyomura.


Spring 2016

Julia Oldham: Recent Video
January 12–March 11

Julia Oldham creates fantasy worlds combining live action and traditional animation in her videos. Through a collision of digital and labor-intensive physical process, she is able to insert her hand and imagination into the landscape as living characters. In this way, she creates fairytales in which she has dreamlike encounters with animated birds and coyotes while exploring space and pursuing other scientific experiments.

Eye of the Collector
January 26–March 11

Reception: Thursday, January 28, 5–7pm, Freedman Gallery
Lecture & reception: Sunday, January 31, 3–5pm, Reading Public Museum
Meet & Make: Hand Lettering with Diane Zerr from Faye & Co., Sunday, March 6, 2pm, Freedman Gallery

Organized in collaboration with the Reading Public Museum, the Freyberger Gallery at Penn State Berks, and the Jewish Cultural Center, this exhibition highlights the collection of Sigmund Balka, New York, who has amassed a collection of works from Europe and America that focus on artists of the 19th and 20th centuries “as they encountered the challenges of modernity. The Balka Collection depicts the Jewish journey over the past two centuries…” The Freedman Gallery exhibition will include a selection of roughly 25 works on paper by artists such as Leon Golub, Joyce Kozloff, Larry Rivers and Raphael Soyer, among others.

Faculty Exhibition
March 21–April 24

Reception: Thursday, March 24, 5–7pm

Center for the Arts faculty will show their work in an array of media, from painting and photography to digital video and fashion. Come see what your colleagues and professors have been up to!

Susannah Ray: A Further Shore
March 21–May 22

A Further Shore reveals the waterways and shorelines of New York City as spaces of escape, revelation and transcendence. Inspired by the gleeful humanism of Walt Whitman and his journeys by ferry from Brooklyn to Manhattan, the photographs plumb a communal human connection to the water, one that exists as potently now as it did in his century.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
May 3–May 22

Award ceremony & reception: Thursday, May 5, 5–7pm

This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception.


To learn more about the exhibitions and programming please visit our website.

The Freedman Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts at Albright College on 13th and Bern Streets, Reading. For more information or disabled assistance, please call T +610 921 7715. Exhibitions and programs at the Freedman Gallery and in the visual arts are proudly sponsored by: The Silverweed Foundation and The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Family Fund.

Albright is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls more than 1,650 undergraduates in traditional programs, 800 adult students in accelerated degree programs and 100 students in the master’s program in education.

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