Dowd Gallery

The Dowd Gallery is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. You may also schedule a visit.


  • All visitors, staff, and monitors must wear a face covering for the duration of their time in the gallery and the Dowd Fine Arts Center.
  • Visitors to campus must fill out the registration and screening form at least 12 hours prior to arriving on campus.

Learn more about what we're doing to maintain a safe environment in the Dowd Gallery.

Upcoming and past exhibition information

Natalija Mijatovic: Of Snow and Sorrow
October 25 - December 10, 2021

Of Snow and Sorrow is a solo exhibition by Serbian-American artist Natalija Mijatovic, a professor of painting at Binghamton University. The show highlights her latest paintings and works on paper of various sizes as well as earlier pieces with a primary focus on abstracted forms, architecture, and compositions inspired by nature.

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About the Dowd Gallery

Founded in 1967, the Dowd Gallery presents up to seven exhibitions each year featuring work primarily by nationally and internationally acclaimed contemporary artists and maintains a permanent collection of over 900 objects dating from the 13th through the 21st centuries.  The gallery’s mission is to enrich and intellectually broaden viewers’ notions about the nature of art and to display, interpret, collect and preserve art for the benefit of the SUNY Cortland community and the New York State region.  

Each spring semester, the juried Student Select exhibition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery setting.  It also allows the public a glimpse of the visual art being created on campus. The Faculty Biennial occurs every two years and highlights recent work by members of the Art and Art History Department.  This special show makes it feasible for students to view finished projects by their mentors and gives the campus community and region the chance to contemplate art in the department's wide range of media.

Educational programs, such as artist’s talks, lectures, performances, and workshops, accompany all exhibitions in order to deepen intellectual engagement with the artwork on view and foster an appreciation for art and its cultural importance in general.  All exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.

Possibilities for student involvement in the gallery include employment through the Federal Work-Study Program, internships, volunteering, submitting work for Student Select, and joining the student-run Art Exhibition Association.

Office Information

Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106,
40 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4216
Fax: 607-753-5934

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thr: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome. You may also schedule a visit.

The gallery is closed when the College is not in session

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