Palitz Gallery

Palitz Gallery

The second floor of Syracuse University’s Lubin House is home to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery, SUArt Galleries' visual arts venue in midtown Manhattan. The Gallery hosts several exhibits a year featuring the extensive permanent collection of Syracuse University, as well as works from alumni and faculty artists, Coalition of Museum and Art Centers partners such as Light Work, Point of Contact Gallery, and Community Folk Art Center, and the annual Wynn Newhouse Foundation's awards exhibition for artists who happen to have disabilities. In addition, the Gallery has featured works on loan from collectors or other galleries, and site specific installations by contemporary artists.

Featured Exhibition


February 3 through April 9, 2020
Gallery reception: Thursday, February 27, 6–8 p.m.

The Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University Lubin House presents The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the Repurposed Fabrication of Black Bodies, on view beginning February 3. Curated by Evan A. Starling-Davis and organized by the Community Folk Art Center. 


The Radical Collage: Afrosurrealism and the Repurposed Fabrication of Black Bodies is a political exhibition, by nature, seeking to reinvest itself within the uncanny depictions of Black bodies residing in distant pasts and presents via the cultural aesthetic and liberatory framework of Afrosurrealism.

Steered to cultivate an alternative perspective, the exhibition will explore notions of breaching consciousness via its contextualization within collage. Mirroring the selected artists, Ivan Forde and Suné Woods  the curation of the exhibition utilizes a variety of methods and material which contribute to the inter-sectional navigation of narrative within sociopolitical issues surrounding the reality of being a Black body residing within our current society. Specifically focusing on the endured experiences and sensibilities of Black bodies, how do we cope with the trauma(s) induced by the modernization of the Black American? Is it through newfound skill at creating an entirely different world organically connected to the one in which we reside . . . or via the Black aesthetic in its actual contemporary lived life?

About Palitz Gallery

Emily Dittman (, Associate Director
David Prince (, Curator

Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery
Syracuse University Lubin House
11 East 61st Street
New York, New York 10065

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Weekends, University Holidays, and July 4th

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For all press inquries related to the Palitz Gallery, please contact Emily K. Dittman G’06, Exhibition and Collection Manager at or 315.443.3211.