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Over 10,000 works of art & artifacts

In several permanent collections of western and non-western art ranging from ancient to contemporary, the collections are displayed within our main galleries, an evolving sculpture park, and exhibition areas throughout the campus.

Plattsburgh State Art Museum

Mission Statement

The mission of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum is to collect, study, preserve, exhibit, interpret, and publish original works of art; to advance the academic goals of the college; and to contribute to the campus climate of the college and the cultural education of the northern New York and southeastern Canadian region.

A year-round schedule of changing exhibitions is offered to the college and the public, presenting a variety of contemporary artists, collections, traveling exhibitions, and faculty and student artwork.

Venues include the Rockwell Kent Gallery located in the Feinberg Library, and the Burke Gallery and the Myers Lobby Gallery located in the Myers Fine Arts building. Additional special exhibitions, sponsored by various sectors of the college, are presented at locations around campus. An extensive visiting artist program is maintained by the academic art department.

Building on the philosopher André Malraux’s concept of the musée imaginaire, the installation program “Museum Without Walls” forms an aesthetic network across the campus that makes the arts part of the fabric of the college and community.

Additionally, the museum is the repository of the most complete collection in the country of the works of Rockwell Kent and is the home of the Rockwell Kent Gallery and Collection.

The museum sponsors a variety of programs, both public and academic, as well as publications, membership and our museum shop. The museum facilitates the graduating B.F.A. candidates’ “Senior Exhibition,” and offers internships in museum operations and research.

View our calendar of events (Select “Art and Museum Exhibits” from the dropdown)

Most complete & balanced Rockwell Kent collection in U.S.

Works include 34 paintings, prints, drawings, dinnerware, bookplates and more.

View the Rockwell Kent collection

One of the largest spaces devoted to one woman’s art in U.S.

Works of terracotta, stone, bronze and copper adorn the sky-lit courtyard.

View the Nina Winkel sculpture court


The museum does not appraise works of art. To find a qualified appraiser, contact the American Society of Appraisers, 800-272-8258, www.appraisers.org; the Appraisers Association of America, 212-889-5404, www.appraisersassoc.org; or the International Society of Appraisers, 312-981-6778, www.isa-appraisers.org.

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