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The Plattsburgh State Art Museum is an open visual art resource for the College, the Northern Adirondack/Champlain Valley region, and southern Quebec. Building on the philosopher André Malraux’s concept of the musée imaginaire, the installation program “Museum Without Walls” forms an aesthetic network across the campus that makes the arts part of the fabric of the College and community.
The Plattsburgh Art Museum comprises over 4,600 works of art and artifacts in several permanent collections of western and non-western art ranging from ancient to contemporary. The collections are displayed within our main galleries, an evolving sculpture park, and exhibition areas throughout the campus.
The museum is additionally the repository of one of the most complete collections in the country of the works of Rockwell Kent and is the home of the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection.
A year-round schedule of changing exhibitions is offered to the college and the public, presenting a variety of contemporary artists, collections, traveling exhibitions, and faculty and student artwork. Venues include the Rockwell Kent Gallery located in the Feinberg Library and the Burke Gallery and the Myers Lobby Gallery located in the Myers Fine Arts building. Additional special exhibitions, sponsored by various sectors of the college, are presented at locations around campus. An extensive visiting artist program is maintained by the academic Art Department.
The museum sponsors a variety of programs, both public and academic, as well as publications, membership, and Museum Shop. The Docent Program is an organization of volunteers dedicated to education, tours, and hosting gallery exhibitions. The museum facilitates the graduating B.F.A. candidates’ “Senior Exhibition,” and offers internships in Museum Operations and Research.
During campus renovations, the Rockwell Kent Gallery in Feinberg Library is closed. Please visit an exhibition of Kent's painting in the Regina Slatkin Study Room in Myers Fine Arts Building. Open daily noon to 4 p.m. except holidays.
If you would like more information about the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, please contact:
Phone: (518) 564-2474