Coalition Members

CMAC Partners


Robert B. Menschel Media Center
316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244
ph.: (315) 443-1300
fax: (315) 443-9516

The mission of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) at Syracuse University is to celebrate and explore the visual and electronic arts through exhibitions, publications, public presentations, education, and scholarship. CMAC will accomplish this goal by supporting the creation and presentation of work by emerging, mature, and internationally recognized artists while promoting innovation and excellence, embracing diversity, and fostering creative collaborations with local, national, and international communities, and by actively supporting the acquisition, presentation, and interpretation of works of art from across the broad spectrum of visual art practices and histories.

Members of CMAC: Light Work/Community Darkrooms, SUArt Galleries, Community Folk Art Center, Special Collections at Bird Library, The Warehouse Gallery, Point of Contact Gallery, the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House, the Photography and Literacy (PAL) Project, and the Urban Video Project.

Executive Director: Jeffrey Hoone

350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
ph.: (315) 443-6450
fax: (315) 443-6494

The Warehouse Gallery is a new contemporary art space exhibiting and commissioning work by international artists in a variety of media. Housed in a former furniture warehouse, it is located on the edge of downtown Syracuse's Armory Square, south of the I-81/I-690 highway intersection. Its mission is to engage the community in a dialogue regarding the role the arts can play in illuminating the critical issues of our times.

Director: Domenic Iacono
Curator: Anja Chavez

805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
ph.: (315) 442-2230
fax: (315) 442-2972

The Community Folk Art Center, Inc. is a vibrant cultural and artistic hub committed to the promotion and development of artists of the African Diaspora. The mission of the center is to exalt cultural and artistic pluralism by collecting, exhibiting, teaching and interpreting the visual & expressive arts. Public programming includes exhibitions, film screenings, gallery talks, workshops and courses in the studio arts, including dance and ceramics. A proud unit of the African American Studies Department at Syracuse University, CFAC is a beacon of artistry, creativity and cultrual expression engaging the Syracuse community, the region and the world.

Academic Director: Dr. Kheli Willetts

Robert B. Menschel Media Center
316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244
ph.: (315) 443-1300
fax: (315) 443-9516

Light Work provides direct support to artists working in the mediums of photography and digital imaging through exhibitions, lectures, grants to Central New York photographers, artist residencies, publications, and by maintaining a collection of over 3,500 contemporary photographic works. Light Work hosts four major solo exhibitions per year in the main gallery space, as well as many other exhibitions throughout the Syracuse University campus and New York State. Community Darkrooms is a large community-access facility featuring black-and-white and color photography labs, a lighting studio, and a state-of-the-art digital lab.

Executive Director: Jeffrey Hoone
Director: Hannah Frieser

600 E. S. Bird Library, Syracuse, NY 13244
ph.: (315) 443-2697
fax: (315) 443-2671

The Special Collections Research Center maintains and provides access to distinguished collections of rare books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. Syracuse University students, faculty, and other scholars have available to them more than 100,000 printed works and 1,200 archival collections, including important editions, manuscripts, documents, letters, diaries, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia. The Special Collections Research Center regularly presents exhibitions from its varied collections in its gallery space. It also offers such services as photocopies and reproductions of material in the collection for publication, as well as class visits and group tours.

Director: Sean Quimby
Curator: William LaMoy

Shaffer Art Building on the Syracuse University Quad
Syracuse, NY 13210-1230
ph.: (315) 443-4097
fax: (315) 443-9225

SUArt Galleries is the newest campus venue for the visual arts. Accessible through Shaffer Hall, the galleries combines the Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery and the University Art Collection. Permanent and temporary exhibitions enhance the cultural environment of the greater metropolitan Syracuse community. University students, faculty, and staff will have opportunities for meaningful educational encounters with the department's internationally diverse collection of objects. The galleries also assists in training future museum professionals enrolled in the graduate program in Museum Studies.

Director: Domenic Iacono
Assistant Director and Curator: David L. Prince

Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery LOUISE AND BERNARD PALITZ GALLERY
at the Lubin House
11 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10021
ph.: (212) 826-0320
fax: (212) 826-0331

The second floor of Syracuse University Lubin House in New York City is home to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery. Made possible through the generous support of alumna Louise Palitz and her husband Bernard, the gallery is host to art exhibitions throughout the year including two major shows. University collections of art, the generosity of private collectors, and the talents of alumni are what help to make the Palitz Gallery a popular feature of Lubin House.

Curators: Domenic Iacono and David L. Prince

Point of Contact Gallery POINT OF CONTACT GALLERY
914 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
ph.: (315) 443-2169

Established in 2005 as a space dedicated to the verbal and visual arts, Point of Contact Gallery presents a cross-disciplinary open forum for the essential discussion of contemporary art. It is a showcase for the Point of Contact Gallery collection and exhibitions by contemporary artists from around the world, particularly Latin America. Many of these artists are long-time collaborators and co-creators of this project. The Point of Contact Gallery collection comprises over 200 original pieces created especially for Point of Contact Gallery, the book series, since 1975. Photography, collage, drawings, paintings, and three-dimensional works form this rare collection.

Curator: Pedro Cuperman
Managing Director: Tere Paniagua

350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Photography and Literacy Project (PAL Project) is an innovative program positioned under Syracuse University's Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC), that brings SU students into Syracuse City Schools to develop projects involving photography, video, audio recording and writing. The objective is to improve student’s writing and reading skills by linking these studies with photography, video and poetry. Using Visual Thinking Strategies, PAL Project also improves student’s critical thinking, and media literacy skills.

Director: Stephen Mahan

Robert B. Menschel Media Center
316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244
ph.: (315) 443-1300
fax: (315) 443-9516

The Urban Video Project (UVP) is a multi-media public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University with technology provided by Time Warner Cable that operates several electronic exhibition sites along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, New York. The mission of UVP is to present exhibitions and projects that celebrate the arts and culture of Syracuse and engage artists and the creative community around the world.

Program Manager: Mary Lee Hodgens
Technical Producer: Anneka Herre