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Arts & Culture at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh serves as a cultural center for the creative and performing arts in northern New York and the Champlain Valley region.

Fine Arts

The Plattsburgh Art Museum is comprised of over 5,000 historic and contemporary works of art, representing a variety of western and non-western cultures from antique to contemporary.

The collections are displayed within our main galleries, a developing sculpture park and exhibition areas throughout campus in our Museum Without Walls Program, many contributed by students on our art program.

The Art Museum is complemented by a strong print library and film and video collection.


The music scene in Plattsburgh is diverse and varied. Students can choose from a wide range of courses that include jazz, world music, and Western classical traditions.

Additionally, More than 30 annual performances feature student ensembles, guest artists, and student/faculty recitals.

Students in interested in our music program - as well as non-music major that love music - are encouraged to participate in on-campus programs such as Cardinal Singers, College Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Sinfonia and Symphonic Band.


Plattsburgh State is home to a thriving theatre community.

Students interested in the performing arts can explore opportunities in acting, production, technical production and many other aspects of Theatre.

Students are provided opportunities to acquire hands-on experience through the many student-run productions that are hosted on campus and under the direction of the Theatre Department.

Regional Arts and Cultural Activities

In addition to the opportunities that exist on campus, members of the campus community take advantage of our proximity to Burlington, Lake Placid, and Montreal which are less than an hour away from campus. Our central location provides easy access to many regional highlights.

Also, be sure and check out our student run online magazine All Points North - it explores life and the Arts in the North Country