Collage of Photos from School of Fine and Performing Arts


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Photo-Rapide: Francoise Deschamps and Malian Portrait Photography

These two exhibitions featuring portraits by François Deschamps and well-known Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta amongst many others provide a fascinating glimpse of the rich photographic tradition in the West African nation of Mali. Photo-Rapide features photographs by Deschamps made in collaboration with his Malian sitters. "Malian Portrait Photography" showcases historic and contemporary Malian portraits by Sidibé and Keïta.

The Dorsky Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2008-2012

Like all museums, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art depends on the generosity of others when it comes to expanding its permanent collection. This exhibition focuses on a representative selection of both two-and three-dimensional artworks created by artists from around the world which have come into the museum's collection from 2008 through 2012. A short list of artists includes W. Eugene Smith, Andy Warhol, Richard Hunt, Dorothy Dehner, Harold Edgerton, Mary Frank and Utagawa Hiroshige.

A Ride on the Underground Railroad Concert
Explore the Underground Railroad through contemporary and traditional music of African Americans. The program includes excerpts from the opera "Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom'" as well as "Runagate, Runagate'" "Wade in the Water," "Go Down Moses (Newly commissioned arrangements), "Maple Leaf Rag," and "Songs of Harriet Tubman." Performers include soprano Sumayya Ali, tenor David Hughey, mezzo-soprano Patrice Eaton, the Poné Ensemble for New Music, the Newburgh Free Academy and SUNY New Paltz University Choir.