The Picker Art Gallery is Colgate’s on-campus art museum. With a collection of around 11,000 objects, Picker has been a teaching, learning, and research resource for the University and local communities since 1969.
Plan Your Visit
Due to the global COVID-19 situation, the Picker Art Gallery will be open by appointment only.
Day With(out) Art 2020
Picker Art Gallery is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), and Charan Singh (India/UK).
The program does not intend to give a comprehensive account of the global AIDS epidemic, but provides a platform for a diversity of voices from beyond the United States, offering insight into the divergent and overlapping experiences of people living with HIV around the world today. The six commissioned videos cover a broad range of subjects, such as the erasure of women living with HIV in South America, ineffective Western public health campaigns in India, and the realities of stigma and disclosure for young people in Uganda.
As the world continues to adapt to living with a new virus, COVID-19, these videos offer an opportunity to reflect on the resonances and differences between the two epidemics and their uneven distribution across geography, race, and gender.
TRANSMISSIONS will premiere on November 30 at 6 p.m. EST as part of a special online screening event hosted by Visual AIDS and supported by Picker Art Gallery. A live Q&A with the commissioned artists will follow the screening. Please RSVP here to receive updates about this event.
Picker Art Gallery will host a VIRTUAL DISCUSSION of the ﬁlms to coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1 from 12-1 p.m. Participants will include: Associate Professor of LGBTQ Studies, Danny Barreto; Associate Professor of Global Film and Media, Ani Maitra; Picker Art Gallery Curator and Co-director of University Museums; Nicholas West; and Nizhoni Saenz ’21 and Destiny Sambrano ’21, members of QTPOC, Colgate’s student club for Queer and Trans People of Color. The event will be an informal discussion about the ﬁlms and the light they shed on the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS throughout the world, especially in developing nations and communities of color.
Beginning December 1: view the video program online atvisualaids.org/transmissions
Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-proﬁt that utilizes art to ﬁght AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
While we are unable to welcome you in person at the moment, we encourage you to stay connected with us online. You can now experience the Picker from home with a new digital resource designed to complement our current exhibition Works in Progress: Original Materials from the Netherlands (January 30–June 28, 2020).
Support the Picker Art Gallery
The support of alumni, parents, and community members helps ensure that the Picker Art Gallery can continue to enrich the education of the entire Colgate community through the acquisition and exhibition of art.
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Admission to the Picker Art Gallery is always free and open to the public.
Picker Art Gallery,
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:
Colgate faculty are invited to contact the museum to arrange class visits outside of these hours.
Closed major holidays and between exhibitions.
Designated parking spots for museum visitors are available on Lally Lane with a visitor permit available in the museum.
Contact Michelle VanAuken with any questions.