Mission Statement

The mission of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery is to acquire, preserve, interpret, exhibit, and otherwise make accessible works of art for the benefit of a variety of audiences in support of the educational goals and curricular activities of the University.

Programs and activities are designed to balance a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary objectives in order to recognize the diverse functions and meanings of art. The Gallery strives to provide a forum for creative and critical expression by artists, curators, historians, humanists, students, and the community at large.

The Gallery's primary focus is to provide access to and care of the University's permanent collection and to produce dynamic temporary exhibitions. Related activities such as lectures, panel discussions, residencies, tours, acquisitions, conservation projects, and campus displays provide additional educational opportunities for all.

The Gallery seeks to be recognized professionally for excellence in all aspects of its operations, and maintains legal and ethical standards prescribed by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. 

Named in recognition of the generosity of Richard F. Brush '52, the Gallery is an academic resource of St. Lawrence University, an independent liberal arts institution.