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The Picker Art Gallery of Colgate University is a teaching and collecting museum that engages local and global communities through innovative exhibitions, interdisciplinary research, dynamic outreach, and meaningful experiences with art across cultures, time, and media.
Jaye Rhee, Still from The Perfect Moment, 2015, two-channel video installation with sound © Jaye Rhee

Jaye Rhee

September 17, 2015–January 3, 2016

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Exhibition Opening Reception
5:30–8 p.m., Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center

Contemporary multimedia artist Jaye Rhee embraces a myriad of disciplines within the visual and performing arts, including photography, film, dance, and music, to address themes concerning the body’s movement through space, the relationship between aural and visual perception, and the role of memory in recreating the past. The artist’s solo exhibition at the Picker Art Gallery features a selection of video installations and photography from key points in her career and debuts a new two-channel video created specifically for the Picker’s presentation. 

An opening reception held at the Picker Art Gallery on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. will include student performances and the opportunity to meet the artist. Light refreshments will be served.Jaye Rhee is supported in part by generous funds from the AHL Foundation and Susan Baik/Baik Art.


October 2, 2015
Fall Preview Concert: Colgate University Chamber Singers, R. Ryan Endris, conductor
6:30 p.m., Picker Art Gallery opens to the public; 7 p.m., concert; reception to follow

This event is a collaboration between the Picker Art Gallery and the Colgate University Choral Music Program. 

October 7, 2015
Lecture by artist Jaye Rhee
4:30–5:30 p.m., Colgate University, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall 

Opening remarks by Colgate University’s Jill Harsin, interim president and professor of history; Lynn Schwarzer, professor of art and art history and film and media studies; Anja Chávez, director of university museums; and Sarah Horowitz, curatorial assistant, Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology. 
Sponsored by the Picker Art Gallery, with additional funding from the Department of Art and Art History.

History of the Gallery

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

The Picker Art Gallery’s permanent collection includes nearly 11,000 objects, among them, approximately 8,000 works of art on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures, primarily from the 20th century. Currently housed in the Paul Rudolph–designed Dana Arts Center on Colgate University’s campus in Hamilton, NY, the Picker Art Gallery is committed to the collection and exhibition of art that enriches the university, the town of Hamilton, and the central New York region.


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Sat and Sun, noon–5 pm
Third Thursday of every month, 10 am–8 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Closed November 26 and 27

Designated parking spots for museum visitors are available on Lally Lane with a visitor permit available in the main office (Dana 203) or the Gallery.