The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam Holds Its Annual Art Faculty Exhibition From Feb. 9 to March 25

New Faculty Art Exhibition Installed by Interns Working Toward Their Museum Studies Minor

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Art Education major Kerry Mottler, left, hangs a lithograph print with Museum Studies minor Shytaundria Wallace on February 1, 2017 while installing the Art Faculty Exhibition at the Gibson Gallery.

POTSDAM, NY (02/06/2017) (readMedia)-- The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam will feature the work of 12 faculty members from the art department from Feb. 9 to March 25 at the Gibson Gallery. The Art Museum's interns have been applying skills learned from their Museum Studies classes during the recent installation of the Faculty Art Exhibition, utilizing archival practices to properly handle and hang the artwork.

This semester, six Museum Studies interns are working at the Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam to hone their museum practices. As part of the minor, students are required to participate in one on campus internship and one internship off campus. In the past, students have gained real world experiences interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, The Smithsonian and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Locally they have interned with the Adirondack Museum, the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum and the Potsdam Museum.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gibson Gallery. The artwork will be on display through Saturday, March 25, 2017. Admission to the museum is free, and the public is invited to attend. The featured art faculty include: Iggy Beerbower, Laura Fair-Schulz, Joseph Hildreth, Mark Hu, Bethany Haeseler, Nate Infante, Danielle Johns, Marc Leuthold, Charllotte Qin, Doug Shatz, Amy Swartelé and Michael Yeomans.

The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam serves as the center for visual arts at the College, and encompasses all of the collections found throughout campus, including in the Gibson Gallery. The Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of quality works of art, and its collection includes significant artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries as well as earlier pieces. The mission of The Art Museum at The State University of New York at Potsdam is to make direct experience of the visual arts accessible to students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College, as well as to residents of Northern New York.

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Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam's arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.