The Samek Art Museum is a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public, and works of art. These encounters occur in the Samek Gallery, the Downtown Gallery, the Collection Study Room, and across campus in pop-up exhibitions and permanent art installations. Presenting visual fine art in critical contexts consistent with Bucknell’s high academic standards, the Museum challenges students and extends the intellectual life of campus in an informal lifelong learning environment.
The museum guide reports directly to the preparator and operations coordinator in addition to regularly working with the public programs and outreach manager.
The Samek Art Museum actively contributes to Bucknell University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Museum believes that social diversity drives artistic complexity and contributes to a broad intellect. Our exhibitions bring historically underrepresented artists and cultural perspectives to bear on the important questions of our time. We serve our multicultural audiences through socially relevant programs and inclusive interpretive materials. We build our collection to reflect the diverse world we live in and to model the equitable future we strive for.