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Sunday, May 5, 2013

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.

Exhibition: "Fields of Vision: Work by SUNY New Paltz Art Faculty

In our post-modern society, the art world is both more connected and more fragmented than ever before. New York City, once the capital of that world, is now just one of a network of regional centers spanning the globe. And close-up, contemporary practices appear to be a mash-up of disparate concepts, political agendas, media, and styles. Fields of Vision explores how art and design being made by full-time Department of Art faculty at the State University of New York at New Paltz fits into this local/global picture.


Enjoy an evening of acclaimed short two-character comedies and dramas about love, lust and relationships by Rich Orloff.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition II

At the end of each semester, students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree exhibit work created as part of their thesis projects. Exhibitions are designed and installed by the students, under the supervision of the curator of exhibitions and the museum preparator. Works from the following options are included: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metals, Paiting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, as well as multi-media installations.

First Sunday Free Gallery Tour

Enjoy a gallery tour of one of the current exhibitions now on view at the Dorsky Museum with guest educator Kevin Cook

College-Youth Symphony

The College-Youth Symphony, directed by Dr. Carole Cowan, will perform orchestral favorites by Kimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin. Justin Cox (Class of 2013) and winner of the College-Youth Symphony Competition, will be soloist in the "Clarinet Concerto in Bb" by Pleyel.