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Past Exhibitions

David B. Smith: "(re)Play"
January 23 - February 24, 2023

(re)Play, is a solo show by Brooklyn-based artist David B. Smith presenting an immersive, object-centered exhibition that includes recent and re-interpreted site-specific installations, interactive environments, and wall and floor objects.


BFA Thesis Exhibition
December 8 - 16, 2022

The BFA Thesis Exhibition is a two-person showcase featuring students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The final projects are produced by Lindsay Richards and Jacob Robinson.


"Family Tree": elin o'Hara slavick, Madeleine Slavick, Sarah Slavick, and Susanne Slavick
October 24 - December 2, 2022

Family Tree is a group exhibition combining art and poetry. This unique project brings together the works of four sisters with careers as artists and writers: elin o'Hara slavick (Irvine, CA), Madeleine Slavick (Wairarapa, New Zealand), Sarah Slavick (Boston, MA), and Susanne Slavick (Pittsburgh, PA).


Student Select '22
April 25 - May 14, 2022

Student Select '22 is an exhibition featuring artwork created by SUNY Cortland students.

The Dowd Gallery presents a fully accessible showcase of student art produced from across disciplines and majors after a couple of previous renditions affected by the global pandemic. The Art Exhibition Association (aka Art Club) members invited Jack Elliott to take the role of exhibition juror. Elliott is the past Dowd Gallery's featured artist who exhibited his solo show in the fall of 2021. He is an Associate Professor from the Design and Environmental Analysis Department, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and came to select artwork for the exhibition on Wednesday, April 20. He chose 66 pieces from 32 artists representing ceramics, digital illustration, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, fibers, graphic design, sculpture, and video.


D. Dominick Lombardi: High+Low: A Forty-Five Year Retrospective
March 7 - April 15, 2022

High+Low: A Forty-five Year Retrospective, is an exhibition by visual artist, writer, and curator, D. Dominick Lombardi. The traveling solo show features over 80 pieces, including sculptures, drawings, paintings, collages, and assemblages selected by T. Michael Martin, Assistant Professor, Curator, and Director at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, in Murray, Kentucky. The curated collection represents the essence of 20 distinct chapters of the artist's career.


Faculty Biennial 2022
January 31 - February 25, 2022

The Faculty Biennial 2022 exhibition is comprised of works produced by the Art and Art History Department faculty and staff from 2019 to the present during the period commonly recognized as the global pandemic.

Extended Hours:

Friday, February 25, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 27, 1 – 4 p.m.


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


Office Information

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

Phone: 607-753-4216
Fax: 607-753-5934
Jaroslava Prihodova, Director

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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