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.

Bronze sulpture of a nude woman wiht her arm raised in the air with a archery bow, and a small dog at her feet

Art on Campus


Explore the public art that is installed on the Syracuse University grounds and buildings through our online collection or via this GoogleMap that will allow you to take a self-guided tour.