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The Dorsky Museum receives funding for ‘Art and the River’ project programs and publications

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The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz has received nearly $14,500 in funding to support its “Art and the River” project, the museum’s contribution to the Hudson River Quadricentennial events taking place throughout the state this year.

Between June and December 2009, the museum is hosting five major art exhibitions, a symposium and educational activities celebrating the discovery of the region that is today known as the Hudson River Valley.

The awards included in the $14,318 in funding are:

• a $1,000 sponsorship award from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area to support promotional efforts for the Nov. 7 "Revisiting the Hudson: Nineteenth-century Landscape Painting in Context" symposium being held in conjunction with The Hudson River to Niagara Falls exhibition;

• a $4,818 award from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area for honoraria and related costs for the Nov. 7 symposium;

• a $2,500 Quadricentennial mini-grant award from the New York Council on the Humanities to support public education and outreach programs related to “The Hudson River to Niagara Falls” exhibition.

• a $3,500 award from the Furthermore Foundation to help support publication costs of a book that will be published in conjunction with the current “Panorama of the Hudson River” exhibition;

• $2,500 in support from SUNY Press towards the printing costs of the “Panorama of the Hudson River” exhibition catalog.

The Dorsky Museum opens the last two exhibitions in the “Art and the River” project on Saturday, Sept. 19. Representatives from SUNY Press will be in attendance to recognize the newly established partnership with the museum and to distribute print and digital editions of titles published by the museum.

“The tremendous amount of support the museum has received will help us fulfill our mission to not only showcase interesting exhibitions, but also to offer programs and publications to enrich and amplify the academic programs at the college,” said Sara Pasti, the Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum.

For more information about the “Art and the River” project, visit