Emily K. Dittman

Associate Director


(315) 443-4097

Emily Dittman PortraitAs the Associate Director at Syracuse University Art Galleries, Emily manages the exhibitions, loans, and public programming for the Main Campus galleries as well as the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at SU’s Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City.  Emily manages the active Campus Loan Art Program and the SUArt Galleries Traveling Exhibition program, as well as serving as the main Gallery representative for all public relations and communications in regards to the Galleries numerous events and exhibitions.

Dittman has curated a number of exhibitions over the years, most recently Formal/Informal: Innovations in Portraiture,  Wanderlust: Travel Photography from the SUAC, Everyday Art: Street Photography in the Syracuse University Art Collection, Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio, Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs and Art in the Detail: 20th Century Masters of Photography, many of which have traveled extensively in the SUArt Traveling Exhibition program, or presented at the Palitz Gallery in NYC. In the past, she has worked on the presentation of exhibitions including Kiki Smith and Paper: The Body, the Spirit, and the Muse, About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter, Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions, Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, Winslow Homer: Houghton Farm and Beyond, and Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth. She also organizes the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition on Main Campus, and the annual presentation of the Wynn Newhouse Award artists at the Palitz Gallery each spring. She holds a M.A. in Museum Studies and an M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University.

Emily has been an Adjunct Professor in the Museum Studies graduate program in the School of Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts for over eleven years, teaching Collections Management.