Current Exhibitions

fine art print of grid like lines, vertical and horizontal, intersecting. in colors of gray, yellow, red, and black

Anni Albers: Work With Materials

August 25 – December 11, 2022

Tracing the remarkable career of the artist, designer, writer, and teacher Anni Albers (1899-1994), Work With Materials features over 100 drawings, prints, textile samples, commercial fabrics, and rugs from the collection of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. With a focus primarily on the extraordinarily productive and varied second half of her long career, the exhibition illuminates her ability to move easily between her work as both an artist and as a designer of functional materials.

Read more about the exhibition here

white background wiht a large rice bag ceramic sculpture in the middle, a white bag with a red rose in the center with green stems, and red text at top and bottom

Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks 我寶貝沒有麻子

August 25, 2022 – May 14, 2023

The second iteration of  The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih’s work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.

gold and pearl necklace

Precious Metal: Gold Across Space and Time

August 25 – December 11, 2022

On August 17, 2017, scientists around the world and at Syracuse University witnessed the collision of two neutron stars that resulted in the production of gold, platinum, and other heavy metals in space. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of this momentous discovery, this exhibition considers how people have exploited gold’s unique physical properties to make art and to convey ideas about spirituality, power, and opulence.

This exhibition was organized in partnership with Stefan Ballmer (Physics, College of Arts and Sciences), Duncan Brown (Office of Research, Office of Academic Affairs; Physics, College of Arts and Sciences), Steven Penn (Physics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Romita Ray (Art and Music Histories, College of Arts and Sciences), Daniel Sarmiento (Special Collections Research Center), and Irina Savinetskaya (Special Collections Research Center).

interior of a house with a figure in black pants hidden behind a round brown table

Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art

August 25, 2022 - May 14, 2023

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum’s collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.

three figures in a field with their back to the viewer, arms in the auir, holding grain blowing in the wind

Ed Kashi: Advocacy Journalism
December 5, 2022-May 5, 2023

Featuring the photographs made by Ed Kashi ’79, this exhibition considers Kashi’s practice of what he terms “advocacy journalism.” It highlights three projects, ranging in subjects from aging in America, to oil in the Niger delta, and kidney disease, to explore how photojournalism can catalyze interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

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.