Cohen Center for the Arts & Cohen Gallery

at Alfred University

Cohen Center for the Arts & Cohen Gallery

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Hours Information

  • Tuesday-Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday 12pm-4pm
  • Also available by appointment

Cohen Gallery
Exhibition Information
Past Exhibitions
Cohen Studios
Contact Information
Current Events


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

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

Alumni Invitational PostcardLocal Alumni Invitational: an exhibition of (relatively) small works
February 8-March 15, 2019
Opening reception February 8, 5-8pm

Alfred is home to many artists and artisans who have put down roots in our magic valley. The Cohen Center Gallery, an historic and intimate setting on Main Street in Alfred,  presents an exhibition of works by the makers in our midst. Of the more than 120 artists invited,  over 70 Alfred University alumni living locally (within 20 miles of Alfred) with a BFA, MFA, B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed, or those who have attended summers school have work on view. The exhibition, which opens with a reception on February 8 from 5-8pm will be on view through March 15, 2019.

View the PDF version of the flipbook.

Artists include:

Alli (Lipani) Feenaughty (BFA ’01, MSEd ’06), Amanda Parry Oglesbee (MSEd ’84), Amanda Warren (BFA ‘10), Amy C. Powers (BFA ’00), Andrea Gill (MFA ’76), Andrew W. Deutsch (BFA ’90), Angus M. Powers (BFA ’00), Beatriz Jevremovic (BFA ’58), Carol Beato Smith (summer School), Cassandra Bull (BFA ’16), Constance D. Ehmann (BFA ’76, MSED ’94, MFA’11), Cory J. Brown (MFA ’17), Dan Napolitano (BFA) , Devin Henry (BFA ’08), Elizabeth Menichino (summer ’17), Eugenia Frith Meltzer (summer ’01-’18), Graham Marks (MFA ’76), Grant T. Akiyama (BFA ’17), Hannah Thompsett (MFA ’16), Harriet Bellows (BFA ’68, MFA ’71), Hsini Des (BFA ’01), Jackie Pancari (MFA ’96), Janet L. McClain (BFA ’00), Jason H. Green (MFA ’98), Jesse Plass (BFA ’18), Jim E. Ninos (NYS Teaching cert ’86), Joe Fasano, Joe Scheer (BFA ’84), John G. Hosford (BFA ’89), John Gill (MF’75), Kevin Jacobs (BFA ’89), Karen Tufty-Wisniewski (BFA ’76), Kathleen O'Connor Benzaquin (BFA ’74, MSEd ’77), Kimberly J. Grossman (’86), Kiyoshi Kaneshiro (BFA ’18), Koen Vrij (BFA ’18), Laura E. McGraw (BFA ’07), Len Curran (summer ’01-’09), Leonard S. Grossman (BFA ’86), Liisa Nelson (MFA ’18), Linda Huey (MFA ’93), Linda Sormin (MFA), Mahlon J. Huston (MFA ’11), Margaret Longchamp (BFA ’18), Maria T. Bentley (BFA ’15), Marie Snoreck (summer), Mark Herol Corwine (MFA ’87), Mike Haleta (MFA ’17), Nancy Alt (summer), Natalie Lambert (BFA ’18), Paige A. Henry (BFA ’10), Patrick J. Brennan (BFA ’98), Peter S. Van Tyne (BFA ’87), Ray Allstadt (BFA ’16, MBA ’17), Richard S. Lang (BFA ’71), Rick W. McLay (BFA ’89), Robin Howard (MFA ’86), Samantha Sloan Wiechert (BFA ’13), Sandra Berry Hover (BFA ’86), Sandy Cameron (summer 2017), Rïse Peacock (BFA ’15), Sharon Carn McConnell (BSEd ’86), Shawn W. Murrey (BFA ’04, MFA ’08), Sheila Kalkbrenner (BFA ’01, MSEd ’02), Stephanie E. McMahon (BFA ’98), Susan E. Kowalczyk (BFA ’76), Susan J. Jamison (BFA ’77, MSEd ’88), Tara (Quigley) Snyder (BFA ’11), Walter S. McConnell (MFA ’86), William Contino (BFA ’84), Zach Shaw (BFA ’17) and more!

Opportunities

Gallery Proposal Form


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

The Cohen Center for The Arts & Cohen Gallery
Director & Chief Curator
Caitlin Brown
School of Art and Design
2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802
607-871-2369

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Caitlin Brown

Instructor/Chief Curator Cohen Gallery