Robert Turner Student Gallery is managed exclusively
by students. Past shows include large-scale paintings,
study- abroad photo exhibit, mixed media installation,
sophomore ceramic work and electronic media.
Library today serves as an international resource
for information on the art, science, technology, and
history of ceramics and glass, and its collections
of print and nonprint material on photography, art
history, contemporary art, electronic media, glass
art, and sculpture are outstanding. Current holdings
include 100,000 bound volumes, 60,000 government research
reports, 160,000 slides, and a variety of other materials.
The Robert R. McComsey Career
Development Center provides a variety of
career development services and job search resources
for Alfred students and alumni, including special
programs and services designed for the needs of
artists. For more information, visit the CDC
The Paul Vickers
Gardner Glass Center was established
to to establish an environment of historical significance
within the College that will serve as an entree
for external visitors.
The National Casting
Facility has been established
to provide the ability to create large-scale cast
glass and metal sculpture. Students will be able
to use stainless steel and other metals that require
an induction-type furnace.
Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art provides extensive research
materials, study collections, and exhibits. This
Museum houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects,
ranging from small pottery shards recovered from
ancient civilizations to contemporary sculpture
and installation pieces to advanced ceramics reflecting
the cutting edge of ceramic technology. The museum
is a teaching and research facility with an established
yearly lecture series: The Schein-Joseph International
Museum of Ceramic Art established the Dorothy
Wilson Perkins Ceramic History Lecture Series
in 1998, thanks to a generous endowment gift to
the Museum by Dr. Lyle Perkins (BFA Alfred '39;
MFA Alfred '47) in memory of his wife, Dr. Dorothy
Wilson Perkins (BFA Alfred '39).
The Cohen Center for the Arts Gallery provides Alfred University students with hands-on experience in arts administration, community development, marketing and public relations, all types of design, and management. The Cohen Gallery is located at 55 North Main Street in Alfred, in a renovated Victorian house that provides gallery space for exhibiting the work of Alfred University alumni, faculty, and visiting artists. Students assist in all facets of the exhibitions, from designing the space to preparing promotional materials and acting as docents during the shows. The Cohen Center was created by the generous gift of Michele and Martin Cohen, parents of Adam Cohen, Class of 2003.