Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

Past Exhibitions

Artists as Collectors: Works from Private Collections
August 31 - October 9, 2020

Artists as Collectors: Works from Private Collections exhibition showcases an eclectic selection of original paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, and artifacts from personal collections of members from the Art and Art History Department at SUNY Cortland.


Art from Isolation
June - August

Art from Isolation virtual exhibition presents images of works produced by SUNY Cortland students with different majors in times of isolation caused by the COVID 19 pandemic.

Participating students:
Valerie Adamo, Brandon C. Batsford, Anna Brasted, Andi Bruce, Alyssa Cusimano, Shannon Delaney, Ryan DeNault, Emeilya Erway, Darian Fernandez, Cara Fiacco, Lauren Freer, Ivan Goloub, Taylor Goodney, Mallory Green, Megan Hall, Kayla Hinkle, Julia Hurlburt, Kayla Lawrence, Vanessa Leon Basurto, Michael Marchetta, Chloe Mattes, Elizabeth Morse, Lisa Nembhard, Amara Potts, Samantha Reali, Jacob Robinson, Dalton Segrue, Naeemah Valencia, Rebecca Warren, Caitlin Whiting, Dante Yacavone.


The Common Problem Pedagogy: COVID-19
May - June

The Common Problem Pedagogy (CPP) project titled COVID-19 is a second collaboration between Dr. Eric Edlund, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Dr. Szilvia Kadas, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History Department, and their students. In the Spring 2019 semester, they embarked on a similar project which concluded in an exhibition of posters in Bowers Hall. That exhibition, titled Connections, illustrated the pathways in which graphic design helps to transform data and information into a comprehensive visual form. You can read about their former collaboration here.


BFA Thesis Exhibition '20
May 11-May 18, 2020

The Dowd Gallery presents a three-person exhibition featuring students graduating from the Art and Art History department with BFA degrees, Maryam Adib, Darien Fernandez, and Sarah Zielstorf.


SUNY Design Invitational
April - May

SUNY Design Invitational is a traveling exhibition curated by Tim Massey and Mitchell Christensen from SUNY Brockport. The virtual exhibition will be available in an electronic format on our website, Facebook and Instagram.


Forbidden Regions
January 27 - February 28

Forbidden Regions is a collaborative project between Eric Edlund, an experimental physicist from the Physics Department at SUNY Cortland, and Jaroslava Prihodova, visual artist and director of the Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland. The series of drawings capture the integrated motion of an experimental device created by Eric Edlund to model microscopic quantum mechanical systems on a macroscopic scale using hanging masses and springs. A sequence of coupled pendula, spanning 20 feet, is driven with a continuous pattern of oscillations at variable frequencies. A spatially varying electric potential, as may be found in an atom, for example, is represented by a variation in the length of the pendula. This non-uniformity leads to wave tunneling, the process whereby quantum particles can pass through forbidden regions, and illustrates the nature of radioactive decay, among other phenomena. 


Measured Confluence
January 27 - February 28

Measured Confluence is an interdisciplinary, international group exhibition. The project features works combining physics, fine art, and performance in a collection of three-dimensional objects, installations, drawings, and digital media video installations that introduces artists from the US, the Czech Republic, and Bosnia.


Pavel Mrkus: Processor
January 27 - February 28

This video projection is a part of the Measured Confluence exhibition presented in the main gallery space on view until February 28.


Care, Crisis, Climate, and Debt
October 29-December 13, 2019

Care, Crisis, Climate, and Debt is a student exhibition on view at the Old Main Colloquium comprised of thirteen digital prints on the theme of current social, political, and economic issues.


TeaYoun Kim-Kassor: Shibori-zome
October14 - December 6, 2019

Works displayed at the Daniels Foyer Gallery are part of a solo exhibition, Beyond Places in Time by TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, featured in the main gallery spaces.


Office Information

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40 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4216
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