Current Exhibitions

Picturing a Pandemic

Picturing a Pandemic

Open Space Gallery
On view: April 30-June 9, 2024
Reception: Thursday, May 2, 4-6 p.m.

Picturing a Pandemic is a visual narrative aligned with the recent publication, Chronicling a Crisis: SUNY Oneonta's Pandemic Diaries (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2023). Edited by Ed Beck (Instructional Designer, SUNY Oneonta), Darren D. Chase (Dean, Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta), Matthew C. Hendley (Professor of History, SUNY Oneonta), and Ann Traitor (Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, SUNY Oneonta), Chronicling a Crisis is a powerful primary source collection compiled during the peak of the COVID pandemic between spring 2020 and spring 2021. With over two hundred blog entries from SUNY Oneonta students, faculty, and staff—including diary reflections, poems, pictures, and thought pieces—this volume lays bare the grief, frustration, fear, resilience, and upheavals of this tumultuous period. This exhibition includes select images and text entries from the collection, interposed between the micro and macro timelines that begin each chapter of the book centered on events at SUNY Oneonta and around the world during the pandemic.

Poster design by Victoria Villaverde.

Classification and Visualization: Explorations in SUNY Oneonta’s Herbarium

Classification and Visualization: Explorations in SUNY Oneonta’s Herbarium

Project Space Gallery
On view: April 23-June 9, 2024
Reception: Thursday, May 2, 4-6 p.m.

Classification and Visualization: Explorations in SUNY Oneonta’s Herbarium is a collaborative show presented with the Jewell and Arline Moss Settle Herbarium. This unique exhibition addresses the historical tie between scientific study, classification, and documentation, and the supporting visual materials created by artists and scientists. Magnified scientific photographs juxtapose botanical illustration with flowing watercolor illustrations of ferns by Xiaoyi Zeng (SUNY Oneonta '18, Digital Art, Film) contrasting against the unyielding and structured compound microscope images of sphagnum moss. A dress made from moss created by Manny Katz (SUNY Oneonta '25, Fashion and Textiles, Media Studies) and archival materials from Milne Library’s Alden Room are presented alongside these images and extend the creativity and history of the art forms surrounding botany. A special thanks to co-curators Dr. Sean Robinson and Cosette Veeder-Shave (Cooperstown Graduate Program, '24), as well as Anna Rutenbeck (A.J. Read Science Discovery Center) and Sophia Dunne (Milne Library) for their assistance in this exhibition.

Poster design by Victoria Villaverde.

2024 Juried Art Show Poster

2024 Juried Student Show

Martin-Mullen Gallery
On view: March 26-May 4, 2024
Reception: Thursday, April 4, 5-7 p.m.

The 2024 Juried Student Show is an annual exhibition which includes work submitted by students and juried by full-time Art faculty, and artworks preselected by the full-time and part-time faculty. It highlights the different mediums and themes explored by our students over the academic year, and this edition includes nearly 90 pieces by over 50 students. In addition to the physical display in the Martin-Mullen Gallery, there is a virtual portion of the exhibition showing digital work, which is available online and on view in the Gallery. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we’re also able to present 20 awards celebrating creativity and excellence, which will be announced at the reception.

Poster design by Melissa Sibilla.

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Gallery Director: Sarah Simpson
Tel: 607-436-2445

Administrative Assistant: Katie Webster
Tel: 607-436-3456

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