Cohen Center for the Arts & Cohen Gallery

at Alfred University

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Hours Information

Please note: The gallery will be closed for the fall semester 2020 due to COVID-19. Contact with inquiries.

Cohen Gallery
Exhibition Information
Past Exhibitions
Cohen Studios
Contact Information

Once a fraternity house, this turn-of-the-century Victorian house was converted to an art gallery on the first floor, Cohen Gallery, with apartments for visiting artists and faculty members on the second floor. In a newly constructed building behind the house is Cohen Studios, housing Freshman Foundation studios and wide-open, flexible spaces for various projects.

History and Statistics

  • Constructed: circa 1890s
  • In Honor of: The Cohen Family
  • At this venue:
    • Cohen Gallery
    • Visiting artist apartments
    • Freshman Foundation studios

Cohen Center for the Arts and Cohen Gallery were created by the generous gift of Michele and Martin Cohen, parents of Adam Cohen, Class of 2003.

Cohen Gallery exhibits the work of Alfred University alumni, faculty, and visiting artists. The Gallery provides Alfred University students with hands-on experience in arts administration, community development, marketing and public relations, design, and management. Students assist in all facets of the exhibitions, from designing the space to preparing promotional materials and acting as docents during the shows.

Cohen Gallery seeks to create opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni to engage in the professional activities of curating and organizing art exhibitions from the ground up, thus providing valuable experience in the business aspects of art. Cohen Gallery also provides a supportive environment for exhibitions that serve regional constituencies, such as regional arts councils, public schools, and exchanges between regional art programs at the university level.

Exhibition Information

Postponed exhibitions have been rescheduled to begin after planned MFA thesis exhibitions in the Spring of 2021. Should the gallery be able to open in the spring semester 2021, a series of local exhibitions and pop-up exhibitions is planned. Stay tuned on our social media.

Shipping Supplies

The Cohen Gallery office also offers bubble wrap, foam, boxes and packing materials for the shipment of artwork at cost. The purchase of these supplies can be made by appointment. Contact for more information.


Gallery Proposal Form

The Cohen Gallery accepts proposals on a rolling basis. As the gallery is currently closed, proposals received will be stored for review at a later date.

Cohen Studios

Home to studio space dedicated to Freshmen Foundations students, Cohen Studios provides a wide open, versatile space for a variety of works of all shapes and sizes to be created and presented. Bright, young artists are introduced to the space as part of their orientation and is leveraged throughout the first year and beyond. Cohen Studios provides a significant amount of the over 126,000 square feet of studio and classroom space available to art and design students.

In addition to its use as dedicated studio space for first-year art and design students, Cohen Studios is also frequently the preferred venue for senior thesis exhibitions, art shows, performances, and receptions. Cohen Studios is conveniently located on the same property as Cohen Gallery.

Contact Information

Cohen Gallery
School of Art and Design
2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802

Cohen Center for the Arts
Please contact the Dean's Office in the School of Art and Design for information regarding Cohen Apartments and Studios.