Current Exhibitions

Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School

Curated by Lee A. Vedder

August 26 — December 13, 2015
Morgan Anderson and Howard Greenberg Family Galleries

Opening reception Saturday, September 12, 2015, 5–7 pm

For information on events connected to Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School, please click HERE.

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Jervis McEntee, Winter Sunset after a Storm, 1870, 2010.013.001

Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School, curated by Lee A. Vedder, Ph.D., is the first museum retrospective of McEntee's 40-year career and seeks to redefine his place in the history of 19th-century American landscape painting. While most of the Hudson River School painters came from far beyond its riverbanks, Jervis McEntee (1828-1891) was born and died in Rondout (later Kingston), on the Hudson's west bank. Moreover, he devoted the major part of his energies to painting the nuances of the local Hudson Valley and nearby Catskills, following his own unique artistic compass. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will present McEntee's art in the context of his aesthetic and poetic temperament, and the inspiration and encouragement he derived from his close circle of artist friends, which included architect Calvert Vaux and fellow landscape painters Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford, John F. Weir, and Worthington Whittredge. The exhibition will include approximately 80 paintings and works on paper from private and public collections.

Thomas Benjamin Pope: Landscapes of Newburgh and Beyond

Curated by Chloe DeRocker

August 26 — December 13, 2015
Seminar Room

Opening reception Saturday, September 12, 2015, 5–7 pm

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Thomas Benjamin Pope, Untitled (Rosary Heights Looking South to City of Newburgh), n.d., oil on canvas, 16 x 26 in., collection of Richard and Marguerite Lease

Thomas Benjamin Pope: Landscapes of Newburgh and Beyond showcases eight paintings by Hudson River School artist Thomas Benjamin Pope from the collection of Richard and Marguerite Lease. Scenes from the Hudson River Valley, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and possibly Europe tell the story of Pope's life and travels. Pope's landscapes display his distinct approach to representing the atmosphere, particularly the sky. To this day Pope remains a notable figure in the history and culture of his beloved Newburgh.




Reading Objects 2015

Coordinated by Wayne Lempka

August 26 — December 13, 2015
Sara Bedrick Gallery

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Frank Paulin, Automat, Times Square, 1956 [printed 2009], pigment print, gift of the artist, 2009.035.004

Reading Objects 2015 is part of an ongoing, interdisciplinary series featuring works from the permanent collection of The Dorsky Museum. The works on display are accompanied by texts or other responses to the work prepared by SUNY New Paltz faculty and staff. Responses take the form of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction, as well as collaborative texts.


The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015

June 20 — November 8, 2015
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery/North Gallery

Opening reception Saturday, June 20, 5–7 pm

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Deb Lucke, Barking Deer, Fall 2013, Archival inkjet print, courtesy the artist

The Stories We Tell focuses on the narrative form of contemporary art and examines how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world. Instinctively, we are all storytellers merging fiction with non-fiction and conflating the real with the imagined.

Sean Bayliss | Allen Bryan | Dina Bursztyn | Maureen Cummins | Tasha Depp | Marcia Due | Richard Edelman | Ben Fishman | Kevin Frank | Derek James | Tana Kellner | Virginia Lavado | Deb Lucke | Kathleen MacKenzie | Nestor Madalengoitia | Norman Magnusson | Matthew Maley | Perry Meigs | Phyllis Gay Palmer | Michael Rose | Phil Sigunick | Ken Tannenbaum | Jean Tansey | Jerry Thompson | Karen Whitman | Tona Wilson

This year's edition of the museum's annual juried exhibition of work by Hudson Valley artists will run from June 20 — November 8, 2015 in the Dorsky's Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery. The exhibition is being juried by Mary-Kay Lombino, an award-winning curator of contemporary art and The Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

If you are a person with a disability who will require special accommodations please contact Amy Pickering at 845.257.3844
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