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The Picker 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.


The Picker Art Gallery is located on the Colgate University campus, off Lally Lane, on the second floor of the Dana Arts Center.

Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public.
Mailing Address:
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University
13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346

Phone: 315-228-7634

E-mail: pickerart@colgate.edu
Gallery Hours
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.
Third Thursday of every month,
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays, major holidays and between exhibitions.

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.

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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.

Proposed Donations

For donations of objects to the Picker Art Gallery, please visit the Collections page.