Binghamton University Art Museum

About the Art Museum


Located at the center of campus, the Binghamton University Art Museum is a dynamic public space where staff and faculty engage students and the wider public through frequent original exhibitions and programming. The Binghamton University Art Museum has a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects selectively acquired over 50 years. These include works on paper, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from around the world and spanning 5,000 years. These activities and objects are vital to Binghamton University, one of four research universities as well as the most selective undergraduate campus in the State University of New York.


Exhibitions are installed in the Main Gallery, the Susan M. Reifer '65 and Stanley J. Reifer '64 Mezzanine Gallery and the Nancy J. Powell Gallery, which itself consists of several small galleries. Exhibitions rotate regularly and are curated by museum staff, faculty members, and students.

In addition to exhibitions, the museum offers other opportunities for visitors to engage with art. The Kenneth C. Lindsay Study Room provides students, faculty members and the general public a space in which they may view any work in the permanent collection. This room is also used for university classes and the short-term display of selected objects for educational purposes. An area leading into the Lindsay Study Room has recently been transformed into visible storage. Here, visitors may view objects that would otherwise be in vault storage, but are instead densely installed in glass cabinets. A specially designed tablet tour allows individuals to read short labels written by students from different disciplinary perspectives.

The Binghamton University Art Museum does not accept unsolicited artist submissions or exhibition proposals.


In response to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Binghamton University Art Museum is observing University guidelines and beginning September 10, will be open with reduced hours to on-campus visitors only: students, faculty and staff. When circumstances change we will post on this site, and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Location: Fine Arts Building, Rooms 179 and 213

Hours during the 2020-21 academic year:
Tuesday-Saturday: Noon-4 p.m.

Closed all national holidays and when the University is closed. For specific dates, check the academic calendar or call us at 607-777-2968.

Admission: free

Directions: consult the campus map and directions.
Printable map


Diane Butler, PhD – Director
607-777-3252 or

Jackie Hogan - Assistant Director
607-777-2634 or

Silvia Ivanova – Registrar
607-777-4763 or

Claire Kovacs, PhD – Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
607-777-2980 or

Blazo Kovacevic - Art Director

Tom McDonough, PhD - Adjunct Curator
607-777-2847 or 

Cynthia Riley – Staff Assistant
607-777-2968 or


Museum Shop

Also visit our Museum Shop, located in the Museum near the Main Gallery. Here, handmade jewelry, hand-dyed scarves and silk-covered journals featuring artwork from the permanent collection are available for purchase. Proceeds are placed in a fund managed by the museum and the Binghamton Foundation and used for travel grants to cover expenses incurred by school groups visiting the museum.


Last Updated: 9/18/20