Upcoming Events

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University

Aug 01 – Nov 09, 2017
On view at the Palitz Gallery in New York City, this exhibition celebrates 10 years of printmaking in the School of Art’s printmaking studio.

The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University celebrates 10 years of printmaking with a selection of work created by a long list of young artists who have worked at the Syracuse University printmaking studio in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Lake Effect Editions is a press entity at the University that publishes works by visiting artists invited by the printmaking professors to work with undergraduate and graduate students each semester. These visiting artists will typically give a public lecture; give critiques to the students they work with; and create an edition of prints with the students, faculty, and staff. Through this engagement with a working artist, Lake Effect and its guiding professors, Dusty Herbig and Holly Greenberg, hope to give students the opportunity to work directly with master print artists from both the academic and professional print worlds to create fine, hand-pulled editions of works on paper. Students work side by side with the visiting artists who share their knowledge of printmaking and the tricks and techniques not taught as part of the regular curriculum in the printmaking intensive, a part of the studio arts programs in VPA’s School of Art.

Just Our Type Exhibition | Genet Gallery

Oct 04 – Nov 12, 2017
An Exploration of Typography and the story behind Syracuse University's own Sherman typeface.

In 2016, Syracuse University hired Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy, to create a new visual identity for the 21st century. When it was discovered that there was a unique connection between the University and Frederic W. Goudy, one of America’s foremost type designers, and that the Special Collections Research Center was in possession of original Goudy type matrices, the decision was made to incorporate these original artifacts into the project. Just Our Type highlights the new Sherman Book typeface, developed from Goudy’s original design by Chester Jenkins of Village Type Foundry, the cornerstone of the University’s new brand identity. Through documentary video, didactic timelines and displays, and examples of original Goudy artifacts from the University’s Special Collections, this exhibition explores the elements typography through the lens of Syracuse’s own signature typeface.

Crazy for You

Oct 06 – 15, 2017
Boy meets girl, Times Square meets tumbleweed, and great music meets great dancing. Who could ask for anything more?

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin 
Book by Ken Ludwig 
Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent 
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan 
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams 
Original Broadway choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed and choreographed by Brian J. Marcum
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet

Take some of the greatest songs ever written for Broadway and Hollywood, mix them with a fabulous let’s-put-on-a-show style story and the result is the joyous Gershwin celebration Crazy for You. When a stage-struck, wealthy, Manhattan ne'er-do-well named Bobby Child finds himself in a broken down Nevada mining town, he sets his sights on rescuing a bankrupt theater and loses his heart to the beautiful and talented Polly Baker. Boy meets girl, Times Square meets tumbleweed, and great music meets great dancing. Who could ask for anything more?

Family Weekend

Oct 13 – 15, 2017
Events include the VPA Dean's Breakfast and the Setnor School of Music's Family Weekend concert.

Families of current students are invited to join the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Syracuse University for Family Weekend. VPA events include:

Dean's Breakfast
Saturday, October 14, 9-10:30 a.m.
Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center
Join VPA Dean Michael Tick and members of the college's administration and faculty for breakfast and casual conversation.

Setnor School of Music Family Weekend "Concert on the Move"
October 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Various locations on campus
Featuring Setnor's choral and instrumental student ensembles
More information

Department of Drama Presents Crazy for You
October 6-15
Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama Theater Complex, 820 E. Genesee St.
Tickets and more information

Setnor School of Music Family Weekend Concert

Oct 14, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Choral and instrumental ensembles from the Setnor School of Music will perform a "concert on the move."

The Setnor School of Music presents its annual Family Weekend concert featuring student choral and instrumental ensembles. This year Setnor will present a "concert on the move" at three different campus locations.


11:00 a.m. Jazz Groups
201 Shaffer Art Building

11:45 a.m. Choral Groups
Hendricks Chapel

1:00 p.m. Instrumental Groups
Setnor Auditorium

For more information about Family Weekend, including a full schedule of events, parking information, and more, please visit Family Weekend 2017.