Fine Arts Collection
Other major donors to the Collection include Joseph Tessitore, an alumnus of Siena with interest in collecting original prints, particularly those of LeRoy Neiman. His contribution to the collection includes over 50 original, signed serigraphs, as well as several original oil paintings and etchings from his estate. A number of works by Michael and Jasper SanFratello, brothers of Fr. Sennen SanFratello O.F.M., have been added to the collections through family donation, and several works by the late Fr. Felton Robertson O.F.M., donated by the artist, also feature prominently in Siena’s holdings.
The construction of the Standish Library in 1999 led to the acquisition of 23 works by local contemporary artists and the installation of a mural on the second floor landing. On display throughout the Library, these pieces include paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, and sculpture.
The College continues to add to its collections, both through donation and purchase of art. Recent acquisitions include the painting “Moment of Death” by Iranian artist Kayvan Asgari, a group of original signed prints, and two works by Fr. Miguel Loredo O.F.M., “Cristal Verde” and “Red Paradise.” Beginning with the Spring 2007 semester, the College will also begin a program in the acquisition of exemplary student work through the Creative Arts Department.
Information regarding the collection can be obtained by calling 518-782-6704 or contacting Elizabeth Greenberg, Curator of Fine Arts, via e-mail.