It may seem ordinary to walk into the SUArt Galleries today and see works of art in black frames next to crisp white labels, but have you ever wondered how they got there? In order to answer this very question, a team of 12 graduate student curators worked closely with SUArt Galleries’ staff and Professor Edward Aiken, coordinator of the School of Design’s graduate program in museum studies. The resulting exhibition uses recently accessioned works in the Syracuse University art collections to explain the curatorial process that is central to every display. By dividing the exhibition into four categories titled Acquire, Preserve, Exhibit, and Interpret, the curators have been able to illustrate the complex process behind each object’s inclusion in an exhibition.
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Parking for weekend and evening visitors is in Q4 lot on College Place. Notify the attendant that you are visiting the SUArt Galleries. Parking is on a space-available basis and may be restricted during events held at the Carrier Dome. If spaces are not available in Q4, the attendant will direct you to the nearest lot.