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Winter Landscape with Ice-Skaters (after 1616)
Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, 1564/65-1637/38)
Seaside, Maine (ca. 1911)
Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858-1924)
Portrait of Marianna Mattiocco della Torre (Mrs. Russell) (1888)
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
The Picker Art Gallery's collection of more than 11,000 fine art objects is a valuable resource that supports interdisciplinary teaching and learning across the university.

Gallery Reopening

The Picker Art Gallery celebrates its reopening by presenting exhibitions of photographs by Diane Arbus and the Venice Notebook suite of etchings by Richard Serra, on view September 18, 2014–January 10, 2015.

Works featured are generously on loan from the collections of distinguished Colgate alumni John Pelosi ’85 and Susan Manly Pelosi ’85, and trustee emeritus Paul J. Schupf ’58.
September 17 - Lecture: Diane Arbus and American Photography

“Diane Arbus and American Photography”
Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Lecture preceding the opening by Jeff Rosenheim, curator in charge, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Opening remarks by Lynette Stephenson, professor of art and art history, and introduction by Jill Shaw, senior curator.

Sponsored by the Picker Art Gallery, with additional funding from the Department of Art and Art History.

September 18 - Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening
Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
5:15–6:45 p.m.

Opening remarks—by Jeffrey Herbst, president; Douglas Hicks, provost and dean of the faculty; and Anja Chávez, director of university museums—will be followed by a conversation with collector Paul J. Schupf ’58 and Jill Shaw, senior curator.

Opening Reception
Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center
6:45–8:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

Digital Exhibition

Selected Old Masters from the Picker Art Gallery: With the generous gift from Donald Schaefer ’46 of several Old Master paintings from the seventeenth-century Low Countries, the gallery’s collection was dramatically enriched. To celebrate, Professor Judith Oliver  has developed an online digital exhibition focusing on a selection the Picker’s holdings of European art. This is the first of what will become a series of curated digital exhibitions that showcase the permanent collection. SEE MORE
Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Flemish, 1564/65-1637/38.<br /><em>Winter Landscape with Ice-Skaters</em>, after 1616. Oil on panel, 22 &frac34;&rdquo; x 17&rdquo;. Gift of Max Oberlander.

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Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY, 13346


History of the Gallery

Colgate University's fine arts museum is named in honor of Evelyn Picker, mother of the late Harvey Picker '36, honorary doctor of science, and trustee emeritus. The Picker Art Gallery opened in the Dana Arts Center in 1969.