University Museums comprises the Longyear Museum of Anthropology and the Picker Art Gallery. Our staff are committed to enriching the intellectual and cultural life on campus through collections, exhibitions, and public programs. 

As Colgate embarks on its Third Century vision for arts, creativity, and innovation, the teaching mission becomes the guiding principle for University Museums. During this year, a Steering Committee of three faculty members will oversee the work of aligning University Museums’ programming with this vision and mission. Each member of the University Museums Steering Committee (UMSC) has assumed a coordination role.


     Coordinator for the Longyear Museum of Anthropology - Michelle Bigenho, chair of sociology and anthropology

     Coordinator for the Picker Art Gallery - Lesleigh Cushing, associate dean of the faculty

     Coordinator of Museum Operations - Liz Marlowe, program director for museums studies

Trish St. Leger, vice provost for administration and planning, will provide support to the UMSC on matters related to budget, staff, and other resources.

Professor of Anthropology and Africana & Latin American Studies; Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
427 Alumni Hall
  • T 1:30pm - 3:30pm (427 Alumni Hall)
  • W 4:15pm - 5:15pm (427 Alumni Hall)
Murray W. and Mildred K. Finard Professor in Jewish Studies, and Professor of Religion; Associate Dean of the Faculty for Faculty Recruitment and Development
Assistant Educator
Dana Arts Center
Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Curator of Archaeological Collections, Longyear Museum of Anthropology
421 Alumni Hall
  • MF 9:30am - 11:30am (421 Alumni Hall)
  • W 2:00pm - 3:00pm (421 Alumni Hall)
Museum Assistant
Alumni Hall
Security Officer
Dana Arts Center
Interim Curator, Longyear Museum
Associate Professor of Art & Art History
  • T 10:00am - 12:00pm (307 Little Hall)
  • R 10:00am - 11:30am (307 Little Hall)
Museum Security & Facilities Manager
Vice Provost for Administration and Planning
Administrative Assistant-University Museums
Dana Arts Center
Curator of Collections
Registrar/Collections Manager
Dana Arts Center
Security Officer
Dana Arts Center