Students Interact with Art in Upstate New York Galleries

March 16, 2017

Students in the Digital Cultures and Technologies program’s Interaction Art course visited the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo on Friday, Feb. 17, to learn more about avant-garde art and art gallery presentation. During their visit, they had the opportunity to visit the current Picasso exhibit, along with the permanent galleries, which include work by Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Dane Kreilick, Lainie Lucas, Tyler Hicks, and Sunni Nicholson enjoy a work of art at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo.

The class is studying coding as it relates to art, and will be preparing their own exhibit of interactive works for the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Art Gallery in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center at Fisher, opening on Monday, April 10, with a reception for the artists on Monday, April 17.

“The galleries in Upstate New York provide a terrific opportunity for our students to see important works,” said Associate Professor Jeremy Sarachan, who teaches Interaction Art. “This experience will inform their activities in the classroom.”

Students in the class, who are all either digital cultures and technologies or computer science majors, will be visiting the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester in March.

In the photo: Dane Kreilick, Lainie Lucas, Tyler Hicks, and Sunni-Nicholson view art at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo.