The Gibson Gallery

The Gibson Gallery, located in Brainerd Hall, is the largest and most prominent exhibition area with three spaces within it- the Balcony Gallery, the Brick Gallery and the Main Gallery - that can function as either distinct or combined display areas to showcase either three smaller exhibits or one large show.  It contains over 3,300 square feet of climate controlled secure space. 

The Gibson Gallery hosts eight-ten exhibitions per year.  The schedule includes works by professional artists from across the globe as well as SUNY Potsdam students:

  • The fall semester includes one professional show and the annual all student exhibition, Art Attack
  • The spring semester includes two shows by professional artists and the Annual BFA Exhibition. 
  • The summer months bring regional exhibitions to the Gibson.  

Please check our schedule for precise exhibition information.

Gallery Hours  

Monday & Friday:  Noon - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: Noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 1 - 3 p.m. and by appointment
(Closed during school recesses and between exhibitions)

Arranging Events

The Gibson Gallery is open six days a week during exhibitions. Why not consider organizing your floor or student group activity at the Gallery, or if it includes food or non-alcoholic drink, in the Gallery foyer?

There is no charge to arrange events at the Gibson Gallery if it is scheduled during the above times. The gallery is also handicapped accessible. Call the Gallery office at (315) 267-3290 for further information or to schedule an event.