Sue & Leon Genet Gallery Dedication Celebration
The College of Visual and Performing Arts will rename its Design Gallery at The Warehouse the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery in honor of the Genet family legacy at Syracuse University. The schedule is as follows, with all events held at The Warehouse:
-3 p.m., tours of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, seventh floor
-4 p.m., gallery talk with Jeffrey Mayer, associate professor of fashion design in VPA and curator of the collection, on the gallery's exhibition, "Emilio Pucci: Master of Print," The Warehouse Auditorium, first floor
-4:30 p.m., Sue & Leon Genet Gallery dedication, first floor
-5-7 p.m., reception, first floor
Leon M. Genet '53, who died in 2005, was a longtime SU supporter and benefactor who helped many students attain their goal of attending the University. He was the driving force behind the Genet Lecture Series, an integral part of SU's programs in fashion design and retail management, and supported the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection and Research Center, named in memory of his wife, a textile artist and sculptor. His three daughters, Pamela Genet Barsh '84, Jill Genet Waller '87 and Wendy Genet Kaplan '92, also hold degrees from SU.