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Gallery B2

Gallery B2 is located within the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery. It's 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.


January 29 - March 11, 2020

Preservation Project
Portrait of Eliza Tooke Martin and Portrait of a Lady
This preservation project was made possible with a grant from the Office of the Provost
Opens: Wednesday, January 29 at 5 p.m.


September 4 - October 12, 2019

Selected Figure Drawings and Watercolor Paintings
by Geneseo Art Students
Opens: Wednesday, September 4, 5 - 7 p.m.



Beyond All Repair: Language and Vision
A Collaboration between MaryAnn L. Miller and J. C. Todd
March 28 - April 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 5 -7 p.m.
Concurrent Exhibit in Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery: Shifts in Balance by Joanna Poag

The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announce a collaborative art and poetry project by artist MaryAnn L. Miller and poet J. C. Todd: Beyond All Repair: Language and Vision.  The artist book exhibited is FUBAR. The poems and images therein are created from the experiences of a female Airforce doctor stationed in Iraq. Miller and Todd perform a reading and a talk about their process. Poetry and visual art together will be a moving experience.


Anna Richards Brewster: The Painter's Daughter
October 24 through December 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 24, 5 - 7 p.m.

The Gallery B2 opening exhibit consists of paintings and reproductions by Anna Richards Brewster, daughter of William Trost Richards.  Brewster followed in her father’s footsteps becoming a painter of landscapes and cityscapes in  American, Europe and North Africa.

Remnants by Peter B. Jones
Curated by Kristina Laun
September 5 through October 9, 2014

Artist Talk: Friday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery
Curator's Talk: Thursday, Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. in the Gallery


Yellow Man, stoneware, 2011

Remnants looks at that which remains from an Iroquois culture after a past full of loss. The surviving traces, passed from generation to generation, preserve an image of what once was and what is no more. These vestiges of culture also reveal transitions and adaptations by the Iroquois peoples as their reality changed as a result of European contact. But while much has been preserved, much has vanished. The first major casualties were pottery-making and ceramics.

Recent research and trial-and-error have helped Iroquois artists, like Mr. Jones, in the struggle to recover this medium so crucial to Pre-Contact life. Throughout his career, he has used cultural remnants to recreate and update a lost tradition. His art is inspired by that which has been stubbornly preserved through time, repurposing that which remains to create a modern art inspired by the past, respectful of its nature and origins but fully residing within the Present Age.

Fri., Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk with Peter B. Jones

Thurs., Sept. 18 at 12 p.m.: Curator’s Talk with Guest Curator Kristina Laun and Russell Judkins

            The opening reception is Friday, September 6 at 5 p.m.  There will be light refreshments. The gallery is always free and open to the public.  


Material Culture in Livingston County 
January 26 through February 28, 2012

This exhibit is the result of research conducted by members of Cathy Adams seminar history students: Ronald Jacobsen, Mathew McNeill, Gemma Martinelli and Rachel Shellman.  The student will present their research papers on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in the gallery during the all college hour .


Ronald Jacobson
The Use of the Grain Cradle

Matthew McNeill
Analysis of the Topsey Turvy Doll from a Material Culture Perspective

Gemma Martinelli
Porcelain Dishware in  American Middle Class Home Decor

Rachel Shellman
Hair Today: Memory Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:30-3:30 p.m. during All College hours

 R. Jacobson: use of G

M. McNeill discussing the significance of the Topsy Turvy doll


G. Martinelli discussing 19th cent. home decor


M. McNeill

R. Jacobson demonstrating the use of a grain cradle

R. Shellman discussing 19th cent. hair wreaths