Stony Brook Statesman exhibition calendar announcement, October 1969

A calendar cut out from the Stony Brook Statesman from the weekend of October 31st-November 2nd, 1969.

Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

This calendar clipping includes an announcement of “5+1” taking place in the “University Gallery” in Stony Brook’s humanities building “through November 8.” The gallery that held the exhibition was in fact two classrooms connected by a retractable wall. As a single space, they hosted an exhibition program launched by Department of Art professor Lawrence Alloway in an effort to bring artists to campus. Reflecting on the exhibition decades later, Bowling noted the deliberate decision to base “5+1” in a university context, expressing a specific interest in exhibiting work for a student audience.