Key Frames: Contemporary Artists’ Animation

Neuberger Museum of Art

Sep. 15, 2024 - Jan. 11, 2014

735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10570

For animation artists working outside of the commercial studio system, non-traditional media and digital animation tools allow them the freedom and autonomy for their individual visions and voices to emerge. Now, a unique exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College sheds light on the diverse animation techniques and styles of these artists from around the globe.

Key Frames: Contemporary Artists’ Animation, on view through January 11, 2015 at the Neuberger Museum, presents animation shorts that are as interesting as they are varied, according to Jacqueline Shilkoff, the Neuberger’s curator of New Media/director of Digital Initiatives. The productions vary in duration from seven seconds to several minutes. Please note that some of the animation may require previewing before sharing it with children.

“Sometimes metaphorical narrative, sometimes abstract or magical flights from reality, these productions present animation’s ability to create an original, unique world of movement and sound,” says Shilkoff. “The playlist of recent animation shorts will rotate throughout the exhibition, so there will always be something new to see.”

Drive-in Animation on the Big Screen (Free!)

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum will host a program called “Drive-In Animation,” on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 pm. (Rain date: Friday, September 26, 7:30 pm.) Taking place in the Purchase College administration parking lot behind the Museum, the evening will feature international animation work by independent artists. Visitors can watch them on the big screen and are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. They can also park their car and tune their radio into the broadcast. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served. The event is free of charge.

The Neuberger Museum of Art is an integral part of Purchase College, State University of New York. The Museum is supported in part by the State University of New York. Support for the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, publications, and education programs is provided by grants from public and private agencies, individual contributions, and the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art’s members and Board.

The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).


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For persons with special needs, designated parking is available at the south end of the Museum building. Call ahead for wheelchair accommodations.

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The Neuberger Museum of Art is easily accessible by car or bus, and may also be reached by Metro-North. By car: From the North or South – take the Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 28. Head north on Lincoln Avenue to Anderson Hill Road. Turn right onto Anderson Hill Road. Left at first traffic light into Purchase College campus. From 684 – take Exit 2 South on Route 120 to Anderson Hill Road. Turn left onto Anderson Hill to 2nd traffic light. Turn left at Purchase College campus. From the East – take Route 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) to Exit 8E. Take second left over Expressway onto Anderson Hill Road. Follow signs to SUNY Purchase.

Handicap Parking

On the Purchase College campus, park in Parking Lot #1 and proceed to the underpass at the Performing Arts Center. The handicap elevator is located across from the entrance to the Performing Arts Center. Take the elevator to the second level, then exit to the left. The entrance to the museum is located diagonally across, about a city block away.

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