Exhibits in the Atrium

The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium, located in the Marvin Library Learning Commons, hosts local and national exhibits throughout the year.

All exhibits are open to the campus community and public during regular library hours.

Resources Related to Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

Altar de Dia de Muertos

Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated on Nov. 1 when families create elaborate altars to honor their departed loved ones and ancestors. The altars are decorated with skeletons, sugar skull candy, flowers and candles, and offerings of food and drink that the family members had enjoyed in their earthbound lives. Malu Benton, associate professor in the English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department, will design the altar.

Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College

Sunday, Nov. 11 – Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Opening reception TBA

Eighth annual exhibition of photographs, documents, medals and other memorabilia related to veterans and active service personnel with a connection to Hudson Valley Community College with a special focus on World War 1, which ended 100 years ago on Nov. 11, 1918.

Previous Exhibits

Works by Mark Kelly

Aug. 20 – Sept. 28, 2018

A native and life-long resident of Albany, Mark Kelly creates bright, colorful scenes with acrylic and marble-like patterns with acrylic, flotrol and silicon oil. His images are featured in the fall 2018 brochure listing the college's Voices: A Library Lecture Series.

Questar III High School Juried Art Show

April 9 - 27, 2018

Paintings, drawings, video and sculpture by high school students representing 23 school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties are included in this 29th annual exhibition.

Juan Maldonado: Da Vinci's Disciple

Jan. 22 - March 2, 2018

An exhibit of works by Juan Maldonado, a native of Puerto Rico who studied in Europe and was greatly influenced by the works of Leonardo DaVinci. In New York City, Maldonado developed his specialty in portraiture and reportedly completed 400-plus commissions. He was artist-in-residence at the Bronx Museum and an advocate for Latino artists, helping create the Nuyorican movement in the 1960s. After a long and brilliant career, Maldonado died in Vega Alta, PR in December 2016. The serigraphs on display are courtesy of the Juan Maldonado Estate and the Martinez Gallery in Troy.

Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine

Jan. 8 - Feb. 16, 2018

This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine explores the story of George Washington's personal health and examines the ways in which he sought to safeguard the health and wellness of his family, staff, slaves, and troops. The six-panel display illuminates the broader context of the experience of illness and the practice of medicine in Washington's time. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens.

Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College

Nov. 9 - Dec. 7, 2017

Photo Gallery

Seventh annual exhibition of photographs, documents, medals and other memorabilia related to veterans and active service personnel with a connection to Hudson Valley Community College. More...

VISIÓN: A Look at Life Behind the Scenes

Oct. 11 – Nov. 2, 2017

VISIÓN features B&W photographs by and of Latino immigrants working at the Saratoga Race Course and throughout the community. The photography project and exhibit are sponsored by the Latino Community Advocacy Program of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council.

Digital Media Program Alumni Exhibit

Aug. 28 – Oct. 6, 2017

An exhibition featuring digital imaging, graphic design and photography created by alumni of the college's Digital Media program.

Questar III High School Juried Art Show Opening

April 3 – 28, 2017

Paintings, drawings, video and sculpture by 30 students representing 23 school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties are included in this 28th annual art exhibition.

Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College

Nov. 10 – Dec. 7, 2016

Sixth annual exhibition of photographs, documents, medals and other memorabilia related to veterans and active service personnel with a link to Hudson Valley Community College.

Altar de Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead Altar)

Oct. 25 – Nov. 4, 2016

Dia de Los Muertos is a traditional Mexican observance celebrated on Nov. 1. Families construct elaborately decorated altars to their deceased loved ones, including skeletons, sugar skull candy, flowers, candles, food and drink.

Associate Professor Malu Benton and Library Director Brenda Hazard collaborated to construct an altar model in the Marvin Library Learning Commons for the holiday.

Remembrance and Hope

Month of September 2016

Photo Gallery

"Remembrance and Hope," an exhibit featuring images and survivor quotes from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The exhibit was prepared by John Staerker, library technical assistant. Selected works related to Sept. 11 from the library collection are on display and available for loan.

Patrick Pigott: Storytelling with Sculpture

June 1 - 30, 2016

Photo Gallery

Noted pop-culture collectibles sculptor Patrick Pigott, who has produced character creations for licensors such as Lucas Films, Dreamworks, Disney, Fox, New Line Cinema and Paramount Studios, exhibits his works at in the Atrium of the Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Known for exceptional attention to detail, Pigott has sculpted popular characters from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings and Alien among others. He has crafted kids’ meal toys for Burger King, as well as figures for companies such as Hasbro and Diamond Select, and museum-quality movie collectibles for Sideshow. The exhibition will feature figures, production figures, model statues, book covers, wax originals, relief plaques, photos and concepts drawings.

Pigott recently began creating traditional public monuments, including the seven-foot tall bronze statue of the first mayor of Troy, Col. Albert Pawling, which is installed in the newly dedicated Pawling Park, Congress Street and Pawling Avenue in Troy. Read more...

2016 Questar III Juried Art Show

March 30 - April 28, 2016

Paintings, drawings, video and sculpture by 30 students representing 23 school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties.

Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College

Nov. 10 - Dec. 7, 2015

Photo Gallery

Hudson Valley Community College announces the fifth annual "Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College" exhibit, honoring veterans and active duty servicemen and women who are family members or ancestors of the college's students, faculty and staff.

The exhibit of more than 100 photographs, artifacts, ephemera and stories from the American Civil War through the present-day conflicts in the Middle East will open with a free reception on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Marvin Library Learning Commons' Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium.

Held roughly between Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day each year since 2011, Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College has grown in size and scope since its beginning.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

Aug. 24 - Oct. 2, 2015

Photo Gallery

"Changing America" commemorates these two pivotal achievements on their 150th and 50th anniversaries by exploring their historical context, accomplishments and limitations, as well as the impact on the generations that followed. The traveling six-panel exhibit, on loan from the American Library Association, features reproductions of rare photographs and artifacts that commemorate these two pivotal events.

The exhibit helps audiences understand and discuss the relationship between the two great, decadeslong people's movements that demanded justice through bold actions, resistance, organization and vision and ultimately resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

The library is sponsoring free programs and other public events in connection with the exhibit.

The Dwight Marvin Library is one of only 50 libraries across the country to be chosen for this display. "We are honored to host this exhibit, particularly at a point where the continued struggle for civil rights and justice plays out in daily headlines across our nation," said Library Director Brenda Hazard.

U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko Views "Changing America" Exhibit

"Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963" is presented by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is part of NEH's Bridging Cultures initiative, "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," which brings four outstanding films on the civil rights movement to communities across the United States. "Created Equal" encourages communities across the country to revisit and reflect on the long history of civil rights in America.

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