The Syracuse University Art Museum believes we must do all we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community in order to continue to serve as a safe haven for our staff, visitors, and artwork alike.

In order to protect the well-being of our staff and visitors, and following guidance from local, state, and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health, the museum will temporarily close to the public.

We will suspend access the museums, including our New York City venue, the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Lubin House, beginning at 5 pm, Monday March 16.

We will continue to monitor developments with COVID-19 and regularly reassess this temporary closure.

Please continue to check in with us virtually via our many social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts (@suartmuseum), as well as our website (galleries.syr.edu) for announcements and news.


The Syracuse University Art Museum, accessible through the Shaffer Art Building on the SU campus, is Syracuse University’s fine arts museum, offering the SU community and the general public a dynamic schedule of engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions, all of them enriched by public programs. With its emphasis on American art and interpretation, and a focus on exploring art in its historical, cultural, and social contexts, the museum serves as a museum-laboratory for our students and university community. The Syracuse University Art Museum is a member of SU's Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC).