Past Exhibitions

The Power of Faces: Looking at the Refugee Crisis: Theresa Menders & Daniel Farber Huang
September 16 - October 17, 2019

The Power of Faces portrait project intentionally crops out the context of refugee camps to focus on individuals, and not merely their label as “refugees”.

This program is organized and sponsored by the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, the Departments of History, Modern Languages, and the Spanish Club


Selected Works: Pieces from the Permanent Collection
August 26 - October 4, 2019

The Dowd Gallery opens the 2019-20 academic year with an exhibition comprised of artworks from its permanent collection including paintings, prints, and sculptures. Selected Works: Pieces from the Permanent Collection exhibition will be on display from August 26 to October 4, 2019.

The show features 76 objects form the following artists:

Ansel Adams, Yaacov Agam, David Ahlsted, Clayton Anderson, Carl Andre, Karel Appel, John Baldessari, Leonard Beck, Robert Birmelin, Richard Bosman, Harvey Breverman, Dorothy Byer, Paul Cezanne, Zaccharie Charvolin, Val Cushing, Salvador Dalí, Hui Fang, Henry Gernhardt, Leon Golub, Frank Goodnow, Stanley William Hayter, Hegedűs 2 László, Jenny Holzer, John Jessiman, Steven Kemenfly, Ernst Kirchner, Vera Klement, Barbara Kruger, Le Corbusier, Wei Li, Craig MacPherson, René Magritte, Aristide Maillol, Henri Matisse, Peter Max, Michael Mazur, George McNeil, Peter Milton, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, John Newman, Alexander Peroutka, Pablo Picasso, Justin Pribulick, Heather Ramsdale, Ray Parker, Georges Rouault, Edward Ruscha, Kent Rush, Erin Schiano, Richard Serra, Changzhong Shao, Maurice de Vlaminck.


Jeremy Tarr: Forsaken Ecologies
August 26 - October 11, 2019

Series of works displayed at the Daniels Foyer Gallery and the installation showcased in the Critique Space are representing recent projects by Jeremy Tarr. 


Zombie Field Guide
May 6 - September 6, 2019

Zombie Field Guide is an exhibition of digital illustration created by Graphic Design and Digital Media students Nicole Bravo, Colin Casaccio, Zach Charvolin, Ross Cohen, Alex Demeri, Justin Foster, Theresa Foster, Jasmine Goodwin, Melissa Sprole, Will Stoughton, and Sarah Zielstorfin.


Student Select 2019
April 25 - May 18, 2019

The Student Select 2019 is an annual exhibition featuring artwork created by 31 SUNY Cortland students. The event is sponsored by the Art Exhibition Association. 


BA & BFA Thesis Exhibition
April 10 - April 17

The Dowd Gallery presents a three-person exhibition featuring students graduating from the Art and Art History department, one with a BA and two with BFA degrees. Final projects produced by Kelly Brown, Jillian McEvoy, and Erin Schiano.


Faculty Biennial 2019
March 4-April 6, 2019

The Faculty Biennial 2019 exhibition is comprised of recent works by 13 members of the Art and Art History Department.   


Szilvia Kadas: Source/ Purgatory
March 4 - April 6, 2019

Two series, Source and Purgatory is current work by Szilvia Kadas, a faculty member from the Art and Art History Department.


Vaughn Randall: Mort
March 4 - April 6, 2019

Two sculptures on display are current works by Vaughn Randall, a faculty member from the Art and Art History Department.


Art in Epidemics in Society Course
January 28 - February 22, 2019

Student art projects on display are the result of a semester-long assignment in the SCI 205: Epidemics in Society course taught by Dr. Christa Chatfield, Associate Professor at the Biological Sciences, SUNY Cortland in collaboration with Jaroslava Prihodova, Interim Director of the Dowd Gallery.


Office Information

Dowd Fine Arts Center, 106 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. 

The gallery is closed when the College is not in session

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