Chancellor Zimpher’s Artwork on Display at The University Club in Albany

May 1, 2015

Concurrent Exhibit to Feature Historic SUNY Plaza

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher was recently announced as The University Club’s third “Artist in Residence.” Her artwork will be on display through August and consists largely of watercolor paintings inspired by the countryside in her native Ohio and other places she has lived or visited, including Wisconsin, Florida, and Maine.

A concurrent exhibition will feature historic photographs, drawings, and artifacts from the SUNY Central Administration Building, the former D&H Railroad Building. Designed by Marcus Reynolds and inspired by the 13th-century Cloth Hall in Ypres, Belgium, SUNY Plaza sits at the foot of State Street on Broadway. The central tower is thirteen stories high and is capped by an 8-foot-tall working weathervane, a replica of Henry Hudson's ship Half Moon.  

A Meet the Artist Reception, which is open to the public, will be held Monday as follows:

Date:          Monday, May 4, 2015
Time:          6 – 8 p.m.
Location:    University Club
                  141 Washington Avenue, at Dove Street
                   Albany, NY

About the Artist in Residence Program
The Artist in Residence program furthers the University Club and Foundation’s commitment to promote the use of the historic Clubhouse as a venue for performing and visual arts as well as cultural events. It builds on the success of the October 2011 Athletic Annex Exhibition curated by local artist Chip Fasciana. For 9 days, the University Club’s former fitness annex was transformed into a “pop up art gallery” with an exhibition featuring some 20 local and regional artists. The Athletic Annex Exhibition was part of MoHu – the Mohawk Hudson Art Festival featuring theatre, dance, music, visual and random acts of art throughout the region.


About the State University of New York
The State University of New York, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2022, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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