The Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery

Art for Social Change: Mithila Paintings from the Syracuse University Art Museum 

Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery, NYC
February 5 – June 6, 2024

The exhibition highlights the Museum’s great strengths in Mithila paintings, a collection that is one of the largest held by a university art museum in the United States. Made primarily by indigenous women artists living in the Bihar region of northeastern India, the included paintings trace not only an evolution in style but also shift in social engagement from the 1960s to the present.

Related Event:
Art for Social Change Reception & Gallery Talk
February 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the staff of the Syracuse University Art Museum for a reception celebrating the newly opened exhibition Art For Social Change. Listen to Susan Wadley (Professor Emeritus, Anthropology) and Melissa Yuen (Interim Chief Curator) present a gallery talk on the exhibition and mingle with friends and alumni over snacks and cocktails.

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The second floor of Syracuse University’s Lubin House, located at 11 E. 61st Street in New York City, is home to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery, the Museum's visual arts venue in midtown Manhattan.

The Gallery hosts several exhibitions a year featuring the extensive permanent collection of the Syracuse University Art Museum, as well as works from alumni and faculty artists and university partners such as Light Work, Point of Contact Gallery, and Community Folk Art Center. In addition, the Gallery has featured works on loan from collectors or other galleries, and site specific installations by contemporary artists.

Syracuse University Lubin House
11 East 61st Street
New York, New York 10065

Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays,and University Holidays