The Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, was created in the summer of 1989 by President Charles O. Warren and the College Council. The museum is a result of a long tradition of visual art presentations on campus, which began in the normal school of Principal Hawkins and developed with the Burke Gallery, Rockwell Kent Gallery, Winkel Sculpture Court, Slatkin Glass Collection Study Room and the Sculpture Park. The Museum is comprised of over 4,500 works of art, representing numerous regions of the world, from the ancient to the
facilities produce over twenty-five exhibitions a year of both a national
and regional nature. Expanding upon the pluralistic ideal of Andre
Malreaux's concept of a "Museum Without Walls," the Plattsburgh State Art
Museum has become an open visual art resource for the College and the
Champlain Valley/Adirondack Region.