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Welcome to the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery


The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery presents dynamic professional and student exhibitions in a 5,000 square foot space in the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.

Exhibitions bring works by celebrated artists to the campus, including Yoko Ono, Faith Ringgold, Elizabeth Murray, Philip Pearlstein, Sara Greenberger Rafferty and the Guerrilla Girls. In addition, each year the gallery presents exhibitions featuring the work of Stony Brook University undergraduate and graduate students as well as triennial exhibitions featuring the distinguished faculty of the Art Department.

Under the directorship of Karen Levitov, the Zuccaire Gallery engages the campus and regional communities through lively programming and museum-quality exhibitions of contemporary art. All exhibitions, programs and events are free and open to the public.

Land Acknowledgement

Stony Brook University campuses occupy the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the aboriginal territory of the Setalcott and Shinnecock peoples. We acknowledge federal and state recognized tribes who live here now and those who were forcibly removed from their homelands. In offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm indigenous sovereignty, history, and experience.


Phone: 631.632.7240

Staller Center for the Arts, first floor
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

General Information and Inquiries, please email or call 631.632.7240

Our Team

Director and Curator

Karen Levitov


Public Programs Manager

Georgia LaMair Tomczak


Staller Center for the Arts Staff


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General Information and Inquiries, please email or call 631.632.7240 

Call 631.632.7240 for information and disability accommodations. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Gallery History

The gallery in the Fine Arts Building was established in 1975 when the building was opened; it was named the Fine Arts Center Art Gallery. On October 22, 1988, the name was changed to the University Art Gallery, coinciding with the renaming of the Fine Arts Building to the Staller Center for the Arts. The Staller Center dedicated its art gallery space with the new name of Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery on April 4, 2013, in appreciation of the generosity of Alice Zuccaire and the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. The mission of the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation is to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of Paul W. Zuccaire by the encouragement, promotion and support of the arts, education, health, humanitarian and other related activities through grants to not-for-profit institutions and organizations. The Foundation was established in 1999 by Estelle Zuccaire in loving memory of her husband.

Fine Arts Center Art Gallery (1975-1988)
University Art Gallery (1988-2013

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery (April 4, 2013-present)

Stony Brook University Zuccaire Gallery Archives

Digital Catalog Archive from 1979-2013 

Zuccaire Gallery catalogs 2014-2019 at the Library Special Collections

List of Past Exhibitions


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  • The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal, photo by Karen Levitov
  • Artists As Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships, photo by Nick Koridis
  • ICONICITY, photo by Maxine Hicks
  • Double Portrait: Charley Friedman and Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez, photo by Maxine Hicks
  • Faculty Exhibition 2018, photo by Kyle Brown Studio
  • Race, Love and Labor, photo by Maxine Hicks
  • Gloves Off: Sara Greenberger Rafferty, photo by Maxine Hicks
  • NOT READY TO MAKE NICE: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond, photo by Maxine Hicks
  • Skin Codes: Isabel Manalo, photo by Maxine Hicks