THE GALLERIES ARE CLOSED FOR FALL BREAK: OCTOBER 5 AND 6, AND WILL REOPEN WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10
The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary local and national artists, Geneseo art faculty, juried student work, and graduating art students' final projects. The Brodie Fine Arts Building opened in 1966 and the Bertha V.B. Lederer Fine Arts Gallery was dedicated to its namesake in 1981. Bertha V.B. Lederer (1912 - 2009 ) began teaching at the college in 1945 and went on to chair both the college Art Department and the Division of Fine Arts. She was deeply dedicated to encouraging an appreciation for the arts. Bertha Lederer founded the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts and supported arts in education through her service as college liaison to the National Arts & Humanities Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the State Education Department in the Arts, and the American Association of University Women. Lederer's philosophy of art in education was one of developing aesthetic awareness: "Art education...should teach them how to see..." Her legacy lives on in the exhibitions and related presentations in Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery.
The Lockhart Gallery serves as a cultural and educational resource for Geneseo, the greater Rochester area and Western New York through changing exhibitions. The range of exhibitions includes contemporary and historical exhibitions, and regional and nationally recognized artists. The gallery engages in and supports interdisciplinary exhibitions that intersect art and society. Lockhart gallery's mission is to exhibit, preserve and enhance the SUNY Geneseo Art Collection.
The Bridge Gallery provides a student exhibition space.
Gallery B2 is located within the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery. Its purpose is to exhibit objects and artifacts held in other collections
on the campus of SUNY Geneseo. Gallery B2 broadens the scope of exhibitions and at the same seeks to encourage faculty and students across disciplines to view and access Gallery B2 as a site of experimentation allowing for the development of interdisciplinarity between art, the humanities, and the sciences.