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First Friday at Roberson

October 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $4

Roberson Museum will be abuzz this First Friday for one closing reception and two exhibition openings!

We are sad to say goodbye to the vibrant and surreal “Word and Image: The Art of Jules Gotay.” The artist will be present from 5PM to 7PM to talk about his art with visitors.

There will also be a public opening celebrating the lives and work of rural women in “Memories of Braided Lives.” Through quilts, this exhibition seeks to showcase the significance of self-expression in lives for women devoted to domestic industry.

Pedro Pascual Miguel and Family (La Gloria, Chiapas, Mexico). Credit: Manuel Gil

We are honored to host the “Hostile Terrain 94” and “Legacies of Forced Migration” art projects in partnership with Binghamton University’s Material and Visual Worlds Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence. “Hostile Terrain 94” seeks to memorialize and bear witness to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S./Mexico Border that has claimed the lives of thousands of people since the 1990s. “Legacies of Forced Migration” highlights the stories of indigenous Maya refugees forced to migrate north from Guatemala. There will be a talk given by ethnographer, Dr. Oscar Gil-Garcia and artist, Manuel Gil, at 6:30PM about their work on this project.


5PM – 7PM: Jules Gotay will be present in the “Word and Image” art exhibition to talk about his pieces with visitors.

5PM – 9PM: Public opening of “Memories of Braided Lives”

6:30PM: Ethnographer, Dr. Oscar Gil-Garcia, and artist, Manuel Gil, will be giving remarks about their work on “Hostile Terrain 94” and “Legacies of Forced Migration.”

7PM: Planetarium show

Admission on First Fridays from 5PM – 9PM is $4 for Not-Yet-Members and Free for Roberson Members. Included in admission is a Planetarium show.


October 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $4
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Roberson Museum and Science Center


Roberson Museum, 30 Front St, Binghamton, NY, 13905, United States
Roberson Museum, 30 Front St, Binghamton, NY, 13905, United States
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.