Syracuse University Art Museum in The Daily Orange

First exhibition of the year celebrates diversity and identity

The Daily Orange

The Syracuse University Art Museum’s latest exhibit, “5,500 Years of Art,” is like taking a walk through history, with pieces dating back to 206 BC and as recent as last year.

Designed by Melissa Yuen, one of the museum curators, as well as museum staff and graduate assistants, the curation includes works from the museum’s permanent collection, loans and the pieces from Art Bridges Foundation. It is meant to invoke conversations among students about identity, place, gender, race, labor and lineage.

The Art Bridges Foundation lent two pieces to the SU Art Museum for the exhibit — “Portrait of Qusuquzah #5” and “Double Nonsite, California and Nevada.”

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Published August 31, 2022