Plattsburgh State Art Museum

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Plattsburgh State Art Museum

Mission Statement

The mission of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum is to collect, study, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and publish original works of art; to advance the academic goals of the college; and to contribute to the campus climate of the college and the cultural education of the northern New York and southeastern Canadian region.

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.

Current Exhibitions

Summer Studio Selections

Exhibition of works from 2017–18 in a variety of media by Art studio students.

  • June – August 2018
  • Lobby Gallery (open during building hours and Sat.–Sun. 12 noon–4 p.m.), Myers Fine Arts Building

CLOSED FOR RENOVATION: Rockwell Kent Gallery, Burke Gallery, Winkel Scupture Court, Slatkin Study Room

At present, the Rockwell Kent Gallery in Feinberg Library and the Burke Gallery, the Winkel Sculpture Court, and the Slatkin Study Room in the Myers Fine Arts Building are closed. They will re-open in September 2018.

View the Rockwell Kent Collection in Glens Falls

Please visit the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, to see a large number of Rockwell Kent's paintings owned by the Plattsburgh State Art Museum exhibited in  "Rockwell Kent: Prints for the Ralf C. Nemec Collection & Paintings from North Country Collections" (Through July 22, 2018).

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, please contact:

Phone: (518) 564-2474
Email: [email protected]

For permission to reproduce artwork to which PSAM holds the rights, please email us at [email protected].