Stony Brook University is host to a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique environments for diverse cultural and artistic exchanges. Art Crawls unite our university galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by curators. This initiative directly supports the university’s commitment to celebrating diversity and positioning the university in the global community .
The Office of Creative Arts, of Student Activities and Engagement, in collaboration with the Charles B. Wang Center, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Simons Center Gallery, Special Collections and University Archives of the University Libraries, and the Lawrence Alloway Gallery founded the Stony Brook University "Art Crawl" in 2015.
Curators and artists are present at each venue to introduce the exhibit and to facilitate discussion on artists and themes from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, political, scientific and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students, the wider university community, and visitors can experience art on campus by viewing one-of-kind creative works and participating in lively discussions. Events have featured works by professional artists, art produced by undergraduate and graduate students, and selections from the university’s own historical collections.
The schedule and locations of the Art Crawls vary each semester. All are welcome to attend. RSVPs are not necessary. The events are free and can be joined at any of the stops along the crawl.
The Art Crawl is a recipient of a 2017-2018 Presidential Mini-Grant for Diversity Initiatives. Read more here.
Samantha Clink: Gallery and Community Relations Assistant, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Jinyoung Jin: Director of Cultural Programs, Charles B. Wang Center
Karen Levitov: Director and Curator, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Kristen Nyitray: Associate Librarian and Director, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist, University Libraries
Lorraine Walsh: Art Director and Curator, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics