Collection Spotlight: Remembering Dr. Alfred T. Collette
January 30 — March 16, 2014
Dr. Alfred T. Collette (1922- 2014) served as Director of the Syracuse University Art Collection for thirty-one years. Over his tenure the collection grew to more than 30,000 objects and became an active educational resource used by faculty and students from multiple disciplines. Dr. Collette was also a passionate art collector with a particular interest in prints, a focus that still guides the collection today. He acquired a diverse collection of two and three dimensional objects from Cinquecento Italian paintings to 20th century American graphics. Other areas that piqued his interest were Japanese Shin Hanga prints and Chinese ceramics.