Upcoming Exhibitions

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Continuity, Innovation, and Resistance: The Art of Peter Jones

August 24- December 15, 2023

The exhibition will feature artworks by Jones that comment on and actively resist the impact of colonialism on Haudenosaunee communities, past and present. His art presents Haudenosaunee culture as a continuum that has resisted and persisted despite serious attacks on Haudenosaunee lands, sovereignty, and cultural identity. Organized by College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Sascha Scott, associate professor and director of the art history graduate studies program, and Scott Manning Stevens (citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation), associate professor of English and director of the Native American Studies program.

This exhibition is supported by an Action Grant from Humanities New York, as well as a mini-grant from the Engaged Humanities Network (EHN).

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Scriptorium con Safos: Syracuse

August 24- May 12, 2024

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.

Nona Faustine, My Country

August 24- May 12, 2024

The Art Wall Project at the Syracuse University Art Museum continues for its third presentation and will feature photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. For this iteration, Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, “history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated.”


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Beyond the Classroom: Teaching and Learning at the Museum

August 24- December 15, 2023

In its second iteration, this exhibition will showcase the artworks that Syracuse University Art Museum’s 2023-2024 Faculty Fellows will teach from during the academic year. Launched in Summer 2022, the museum’s Faculty Fellows program supports innovative curriculum development and the fuller integration of the museum’s collection into the University’s academic life.