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September 29, 2017

Syracuse University Art Galleries Director Announces Retirement

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK—Domenic Iacono, the director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries for the past eleven years, will leave the university in June, Marnie Eisenstadt reports for Syracuse.com. Iacono has been involved with the Syracuse University Art Galleries since 1977, first as registrar, then as curator and associate director. He has also served as a professor of collections management and print curatorship in the university’s graduate museum studies department.

During his tenure as director, Iacono established the permanent Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at the university’s New York City headquarters. From 2008 to 2013, Iacono directed the Warehouse, an off-site exhibition space in downtown Syracuse, which hosted exhibitions by Tim Rollins and KOS, Terry Adkins, and Kianga Ford. At the Syracuse University Art Galleries, Iacono presented “Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth,” “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy,” “Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher,” “William Kentridge: The Nose and Other Subjects,” and “Milton Avery Revisited.”

Former dean of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences Samuel Gorvitz said, “My association with the galleries began thirty years ago, weeks after my arrival at SU. Ever since, Domenic has been a passionate and effective ally dedicated to making the arts a powerful, lasting influence on the intellectual lives of students and faculty. He has my enduring gratitude and admiration.” The university will conduct a nationwide search for his replacement.

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