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SUArt Galleries Launches Online Proposals for Displays, Exhibitions
The Syracuse University Art Galleries has announced the launch of online submissions for SU faculty, staff and student groups to propose displays curated from the University’s encyclopedic art collection. This system will allow a greater audience of students and the University community access to the 45,000-object art collection, and offer a direct connection with objects in order to provide meaningful educational experiences and encounters with the visual arts.
“Education through direct experiences with art objects has always been central to our mission at SUArt,” says Domenic Iacono, director of the galleries. “This new online system will allow us to engage with even more faculty and students across colleges and introduce the University’s permanent collection to new audiences.”
In 2015, the Syracuse University Art Galleries opened a newly renovated 2,500-square-foot space dedicated to the display of selections from the University’s permanent art collection. This renovation included a new Ethnographic Gallery, named for the late Alfred T. Collette, instrumental in the organization of the art collection in the 1970s. Also featured was the Print Cabinet, a study display based on a 19th century design to exhibit large selection of works on paper on a single gallery wall. The Study Gallery and the Print Cabinet are devoted to temporary academic displays specifically assigned to Syracuse University courses.
“This online submission form builds upon the success we’ve had in the past few years with our new Collection Galleries and The Print Cabinets,” says Andrew Saluti, assistant director. “We already work with many faculty from art history and studio art, and with programs such as First Year Forum. We hope to reach out to those professors and student groups that might not be aware of what we have or hadn’t known this kind of experience was available for their curriculum.”
To submit a proposal for a display or exhibition, fill out the form located under the EDUCATION section of the SUArt Galleries website: http://suart.syr.edu/gallery-proposal/#.VubDCcc2VEU