Creative & Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Look around the hallways, library and offices on campus, and you will find artistic inspiration.

The SUNY Adirondack Art Collection began in 1999 with a gift of 150 pieces from the estate of poet William Bronk of Hudson Falls and now has more than 1,000 works of art by more than 300 local, national and international artists. The diverse work represents artists from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Italy, Greece, France, Czech Republic, Japan and Russia. Artistic mediums include paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photography and mixed-media. 

The collection also includes a selection of broadsides by selected American poets.

The Visual Arts Gallery, located in Dearlove Hall since 1984, schedules a variety of exhibitions throughout the year that emphasize creativity, vision and imagination  Included are group and solo shows by artists of local, national and international reputation. Each exhibition includes an informative and interpretive brochure. A juried exhibition of student art takes place at the end of the Spring Semester.

The Visual Arts Gallery offers a chance for students to become exposed to the works of artists from within, as well as outside of, the Lower Adirondack and Capital Regions. Receptions, musical performances, lectures and formal dialogs provide the opportunity for the sharing of ideas, opinions and responses that feed a sense of community as well as provide a link for the student to what lies beyond the academic life.

Performing Arts

SUNY Adirondack’s Theatre and Music programs offer rich and diverse programming unexpected at a community college.

The Theatre department is known for its professional-level productions of bold and innovative plays. Past productions have included D.W. Gregory’s “Radium Girls,” a true story of the women factory workers who fell ill from exposure to radioactive paint, and Moises Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” a drama tracking the hate crime murder of openly gay student Matthew Shepard.

Catch musical performances each semester by the college’s talented faculty and staff, including vocal concerts, instrumental recitals and jazz sessions.