The Art Museum is steward of The Permanent Art Collection, which is a singular advantage of The Potsdam College Foundation and a unique resource to the campus and surrounding region, comprised of approximately 2,300 objects. The Collection is rich in Mid-20th Century Modern and Contemporary Art. The Art Museum curates and hosts exhibitions from The Permanent Collection regularly in The Gibson and Hosmer Galleries. The Collection is also displayed on campus in an open museum concept. Much can be viewed along the corridors in buildings designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes for just this purpose.
In addition to the strong Mid-20th Century American Art in The Collection, there are superb sub-collections of Post WWII Japanese and Italian works, which were collected by Roland Gibson, the first official curator of The Permanent Collection. There are also the sparkling “gems” in the Native American work of the Uffer Inuit Collection and in the unique Andy Warhol Photographic and Print Collections.
Learn more in this Campus Art Tour, hosted by Collections Manager Romi Sebald ’85: