Museums & Galleries

Colgate’s museums and galleries support interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and serve as a resource for the community, including K-12 education.

11,000
Fine art objects in the Picker collection
8
Annual Clifford Gallery exhibitions
7 ft.
Length of mammoth tusk at Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum

Colgate’s museums and galleries offer the campus and the community with rich teaching and learning resources in fine arts, geology and anthropology. Exhibitions rotate regularly throughout the year, including curated shows chosen by Colgate’s art and art history faculty.

Colgate’s museum facilities welcome local student groups from pre-K through high school, as well as adult learners, with educational programs offered in partnership with local schools and community organizations.

Clifford Gallery

An art installation by Kris Pfister '17, titled Casting Off, part of the Nothing Is Less. Less Is More. More Is Too Much. Exhibit at the Clifford Gallery
An art installation by Kris Pfister '17, titled Casting Off, part of the Nothing Is Less. Less Is More. More Is Too Much. Exhibit at the Clifford Gallery

The Clifford Gallery is a teaching gallery that sponsors exhibitions selected by Colgate art and art history faculty. The curated pieces include examples of work executed in a variety of media that demonstrate issues originating in the academic curriculum.

Clifford Gallery
 

Longyear Museum of Anthropology

A family enjoys the display at the Longyear Museum Of Anthropology during family weekend.

The Longyear’s collections of archaeological and ethnological cultural heritage materials from Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas actively support the curriculum through object-based teaching and student-curated exhibitions.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m.;
Closed Mondays and major holidays.    

Longyear Museum of Anthropology

Linsley Geology Museum

Visitors enjoy an exhibit at the Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum.
Visitors enjoy an exhibit at the Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum.

The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum exhibits minerals, rocks, and fossils, highlighting the beauty and wonder of these objects while also informing visitors about how geologists study the Earth.

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 

Linsley Geology Museum

Picker Art Gallery

The Picker Art Gallery's artist in residence Jessica Posner leads Colgate students in a live adaptation of her video work Mother.
The Picker Art Gallery's artist in residence Jessica Posner leads Colgate students in a live adaptation of her video work Mother.

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.

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.

Picker Art Gallery