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Textile Talk with Nancy Crow

May 3, 2023

Nancy Crow and Schweinfurth Program Director Davana Robedee will discuss Nancy's upcoming Schweinfurth Art Center exhibition, Sequences, Riffs, and Drawings, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Using an interview style format, Nancy and Davana will explore the topics that inspired her most recent quilts. Registration is required for the online discussion.


Ekphrastic Poetry Reading

May 4, 2023

Members of the Central New York Branch of the National League of American Pen Women will read poetry and prose inspired by works in Made in NY 2023 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Schweinfurth Art Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Smoke Dancers

May First Friday
May 5, 2023

Schweinfurth Art Center is pleased to join other Auburn institutions and businesses to offer free events 5 to 7:30 PM on the First Friday of most months. Chris Thomas and his Smoke Dancers will berform at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Masks are recommended. First Friday events are free and open to the public.

Thank you to our First Friday sponsor, Wegmans!


Auburn's Black Family Album

African American families can get free family portraits taken by Ellen M. Blalock, the Schweinfurth Art Center’s Artist in Residence, for Auburn’s Black Family Album, a Juneteenth project that is sponsored by the City of Auburn.

Families will get an 8 x 10 print and a digital copy of the photo, as well as a copy printed on fabric that can be made into a quilt in a later workshop. A second print will be combined into a yearbook chronicling each family’s history that will be donated to Seymour Library’s History Discovery Center.

Call 315-255-1553 to sign up
One-hour slots:

June 11 1-5 pm
June 15 5-8 pm
June 18 1-5 pm
June 22 5-8 pm

The photo session, prints, and quilt workshop are all free for participating families.

This project is part of the City of Auburn's Juneteenth celebration and sponsored by the City of Auburn's Historic and Cultural Sites Commission.