As part of the college's 60th Anniversary celebration, KAM presents a look at Kingsborough's
founding and early years. Through historical photographs and other ephemera and artifacts, the engaging saga of the college's hard-won struggle to acquire its Manhattan Beach campus is revealed.
A Pioneering Spirit opens March 13 and will be on view through April 10, 2024. Opening Reception: March 13, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Artist Walter Weissman (Class of 1966) was a student in the college's inaugural year (1964). While there he studied under the artist and critic Gregory Battcock, who introduced him to the vibrant NY arts scene. This exhibition of Weissman's professional work includes photographs of Kingsborough's Manhattan Beach campus in its earliest days.
Opening Reception: April 17, 2024, 3-5 PM
Unbeknownst to many, controversial artist and critic Gregory Battcock (1937-1980) was the first instructor of art hired by Kingsborough Community College at its founding. In addition to being the editor of numerous anthologies on modern art (the best-known perhaps being the 1968 volume Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology), Battcock was also a member of Andy Warhol's circle who had appeared in a number of the Pop artist's films and would go on to be the subject of a noted painting by Alice Need. Unfortunately he died under tragic circumstances in 1980, a mystery which has yet to be solved. KAM Director Dr. Brian Hall will provide an overview of this amazing provocateur of the arts.
May 1, 2024, 2:00 PM
Kingsborough Art Museum
The Kingsborough Art Museum's 2023-2024 exhibition season will include shows reflecting the rich heritage of the college over the past six decades.
The Kingsborough Art Museum will be open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, except for scheduled college holidays. Please consult the academic calendar for specific college closings.
Several years ago a KCC ceramics student created and left behind this charming little glazed earthenware bear. Unclaimed, the bear became somewhat of a KAM mascot and was recently given the name Camembert (get it?). Our talented Gallery Assistant Sable Spellman created a graphic interpretation of Camembert, which we're quite fond of as well. Perhaps we'll create some KAM/Camembert buttons to share our remarkable ursine friend with the world. If you're the student who created this bear, or you know the student who did, please let us know!