Past Exhibitions

  1. BREACH OF PEACE: Eric Etheridge’s Photographs of the Freedom Riders

    January 9, 2010 to February 27, 2010

    In the spring and summer of 1961, several hundred Americans-blacks and whites, men and women-converged on Jackson, Mississippi, to challenge state segregation laws. The Freedom Riders, as they came to be known, were determined to open up the South to civil rights: it was illegal…

  2. “The Picture Man” – The Photographs of Milton Rogovin

    November 7, 2009 to December 19, 2009

    Milton Rogovin was one of the foremost social documentary photographers of the 20th century. He photographed low income and working class people for 50 years and often said: “The rich have their own photographers. I have chosen to photograph the poor.” As Milton returned, decade…

  3. The Beehive Design Collective

    September 17, 2009 to October 24, 2009

    The Beehive Design Collective is a 100% volunteer driven non-profit political organization that uses graphical media as educational tools to communicate stories of resistance to corporate globalization. The purpose of the group, based in Machias, Maine, is to “‘Cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright…

  4. THE POWER OF REVOLT: Grassroots Resistance in Oaxaca

    June 13, 2009 to August 15, 2009

    We ended our first season with a powerful exhibit of photographs from the Oaxaca, Mexico resistance movement combined with original political posters from art collectives there.   In 2006, Oaxaca, Mexico came alive with a broad and diverse movement that captivated the nation and inspired…

  5. NOTHING TO HIDE: Mental Illness in the Family

    April 30, 2009 to May 23, 2009

    In keeping with the mission of ArtRage to exhibit art of social importance, and in collaboration with NAMI Syracuse (National Alliance on Mental Illness), we presented an exhibit of art by and about survivors of schizophrenia. Jamie Campbell, featured in the photo essay of NOTHING…

  6. Iraq/U.S.- Children, Art & Building a Culture of Peace

    April 1, 2009 to April 25, 2009

    Iraq & the U.S. – Children, Art & Building a Culture of Peace was an exhibit of artwork exchanged between Iraqi refugee children living in Jordan and students at Syracuse’s Van Duyn Elementary School. At the opening reception we celebrated this milestone of understanding through…

  7. HOPE in a time of TURMOIL: Colombia & the Art of Jafeth Gómez Ledesma

    February 19, 2009 to March 21, 2009

    The paintings of artist, activist, dreamer and teacher – Jafeth Gómez Ledesma              

  8. VOICES OF DIVERSITY: A Photographic Portrait of the Syracuse Community Choir by Lida Suchý

    January 15, 2009 to February 14, 2009

    Voices of Diversity was a composite photographic portrait of the Syracuse Community Choir. Composed of more than a hundred individual black & white images, it foregrounds the potential of art/singing as a powerful tool for fostering broad social inclusiveness and community building. This exhibit honored…


    November 12, 2008 to December 20, 2008

    Syracuse Cultural Workers’ 25th Anniversary Exhibit Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW) presents a familiar face (or, rather, several familiar faces) to the progressive community in Syracuse. The calendars, posters, cards and T-shirts they publish are well known; and the banners, drums, and willing bodies are a…


    October 8, 2008 to November 1, 2008

    We were proud to open our gallery with this exciting exhibit. COMBAT PAPER is a collaborative project initiated by Drew Matott and Drew Cameron along with members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Utilizing uniforms worn in combat in Iraq, veterans cut, cook, beat…