Oil painting of a landscape, wiht qa pale blue sky and a mound of dirt floating in the center

Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology

January 25 – May 12, 2024
Joe and Emily Lowe Galleries

Assembly features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum’s collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.

Learn more about the exhibition here!

Abstract painting, at left black orb with red outer layer, majority of painting blue colors, at right, black dot with blue triangles below

“To Understand & To Be Understood”: Abstractions by Asian Diasporic Artists

January 25 – March 8, 2024
James F. White Gallery

Curated by graduate students in art history, this exhibition foregrounds abstract art created between 1960 and 1980 by Asian American and Asian diasporic artist living in the United States. These artists, each in their own way, sought a type of universal language and expression through their art, which helped them to understand the world around them and which they hoped would be understood by diverse audiences.

Painting of a interior room with dark red walls, on the left is a hanging metal heart from a chain that loops through to the right side.

Scriptorium con Safos: Syracuse

January 25 – May 12, 2024
Luise and Morton Kaish Gallery and Collection Galleries 

Artist and art historian Josh T Franco stages a highly personal intervention in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries by developing the exhibition checklist and staging performances to activate the space. He takes on the fundamental method of compare and contrast, as championed by the nineteenth-century Swiss art historian Heinrich Wölfflin, in order to consider his place within the discipline. In doing so, he invites museum visitors, especially Syracuse University students, to consider their relationships to their fields of study.

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.