Arts and Culture

Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse offer a plethora of rich cultural experiences for students. The Office of the Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives builds linkages between the academic experience and cultural organizations and initiatives that advance understanding and improve the human condition.

Syracuse University Art Museum
A teaching museum that acquires and preserves important works of art, the Syracuse University Art Museum serves as a museum-laboratory for exploration, experimentation and discussion. Learn more>>

Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community
The Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community engages students with the Central New York community and provides them with a personalized learning experience through internships, independent studies, research and community service. The office oversees La Casita and Punto de Contacto/Point of Contact.

La Casita
La Casita Cultural Center is located in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse. The center is equipped with an art gallery, classroom, bilingual library, performance space, workshop facilities, a kitchenette and meeting space. Learn more>>

Punto de Contacto/Point of Contact
Punto de Contacto/Point of Contact Inc. fosters a collaborative model to explore contemporary visual and verbal arts across disciplines and cultures. The permanent art collection consists of approximately 200 pieces of contemporary photography, collage, video, drawings and unique prints. Learn more>>

Light Work
Founded in 1973, Light Work is an artist-run nonprofit that supports artists working in photography and related media through residencies, publications and a community-access lab facility. Learn more>>

Syracuse University Artist in Residence
The Artist in Residence program is a three-year appointment designed to connect experienced artists with the campus community and promote arts education and and events. Carrie Mae Weems currently holds the position. Learn more>>

Coalition of Museums and Art Centers (CMAC)
CMAC was founded in 2005 to unify visual art centers and exhibition venues on the Syracuse campus and in New York City. The coalition celebrates and explores the visual and electronic arts through exhibitions, publications, public presentations, education and scholarship. Learn more>>