Current Exhibitions

Steven Holl: Making Architecture

Curated by Nina Stritzler-Levine

February 10 – July 15, 2018
Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery

Steven Holl Architects, Exploration of IN House (interior), 2015–2016, photograph, copyright Paul Warchol, Steven Holl Architects


The Dorsky Museum’s Hudson Valley Masters series continues in February 2018 with Steven Holl: Making Architecture, an exhibition examining the work of one of the world’s foremost architects. Architect Steven Holl has realized numerous commissions from private houses to major urban projects. Despite the demands of a highly successful office, he has managed to maintain the integrity and quality of his work by resisting corporatization. His practice reveals an inextricable link between his art and architecture. Holl draws with watercolors everyday, a solitary and hermetic practice from which each of his projects emerges. He also develops conceptual ideas in sculpture.  Steven Holl: Making Architecture will reveal Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred models and related sketches and other studies created for nine recent projects, among them the Arts Building at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania; The Kennedy Center Expansion, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Maggie’s Cancer Care Center in London.  

Marking Time: Andy Warhol's Vision of Celebrations, Commemorations, and Anniversaries

Curated by Reva Wolf

February 10 – July 15, 2018
Sara Bedrick Gallery

Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Saltzman and Unidentified Woman, ca. 1985, gelatin silver print, collection Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2008.019.127

Andy Warhol was highly attuned to our social practice of using celebrations to mark anniversaries—whether of births, deaths, or centennials, and whether of people, places, or things.  Marking Time: Andy Warhol’s Vision of Celebrations, Commemorations, and Anniversaries is the first exhibition to explore Warhol’s insights into the social and personal significances of such time markers. Among the works included in the exhibition are prints occasioned by the centennial of the Brooklyn Bridge and the five-year anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, Polaroid photographs of holiday motifs and that record feminist milestones, black and white photographs of birthday celebrations, and a work in plastic marking the ten-year anniversary of the fabled Leo Castelli Gallery.  Marking Time is part of Warhol x 5, a series of exhibitions in 2018 organized by five university art museums in the region; drawing upon each other’s collections, each museum focuses on a different theme, and all feature works donated by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The Dorsky Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Curated by Wayne Lempka

Corridor Gallery


Milton Avery, Card Players, 1944, oil on canvas, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger, 1954.002

From its humble beginnings in the 1950s, the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (formerly known as The College Art Gallery) has grown to comprise roughly 6,000 objects spanning over 4,000 years. While many individuals have been responsible for the increase in the number of objects accessioned into the collection, it was through the initial efforts of both the University’s Faculty Wives Club and the Arts & Crafts Society that a permanent collection was established on campus. When one considers that the few hundred objects which initially formed the core of the permanent collection in the 1950s, have grown to comprise approximately 6,000 objects, one cannot help but reflect upon the diligent efforts and the extreme generosity of a vast number of patrons over the last six decades.

Barbara Morgan: Photographs

Curated by Anastasia James

February 10 – July 15, 2018
Seminar Room

Barbara Morgan, Martha Graham – American Document (Trio), 1938, printed ca. 1980, gelatin silver print, gift of Howard & Ellen Greenberg, 2008.035.481

Barbara Morgan (1900-1992) was an American photographer best known for her photographs of the modern dance movement from the 1930s and 1940s that display a physical and psychological energy in their evocative richness. She was also a co-founder of the photography magazine Aperture. Morgan was an early member of the Photo League in New York, a group whose members included Berenice Abbot, Walter Rosenblum, Aaron Siskind, Arthur Leipzig, and Lisette Model, among many others. In addition to photography, Morgan also worked in the mediums of drawing, printmaking, painting and watercolor and her works were exhibited widely. Featured in this exhibition are works from two of Morgan’s most celebrated bodies of work: her dance photographs and photomontages.

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

Curated by Anastasia James

June 16 – November 11, 2018
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery

Alison McNulty, Untitled (Hudson Valley Ghost Column 1), 2017, Historic Hudson Valley-made Lahey bricks salvaged from Newburgh and unprocessed Cormo sheep wool sourced from New Paltz fiber farm, courtesy the artist

Time Travelers,
 the 2018 edition of The Dorsky’s Hudson Valley Artists series, presents work that engages with the concept of time travel and embraces the slippery notions of time. The works  in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience a time other than our own and act as locations for explorations of, or challenges to, the standard chronological sequence. 

Moving freely across artistic disciplines and mediums, including textiles, painting, installation, sculpture, performance, and photography, TIME TRAVELERS promises to transform the museum space-time continuum full of visual pleasures and conceptual delights.  

The 11 participating artists, selected from over 290 submissions, are: Michael Bernstein, Lynn Dreese Breslin, Kyle Cottier, Daniella Dooling, Harry Leigh, Mollie McKinley, Alison McNulty, Tony Moore, Yvonne Muller, Antonella Piemontese, and Greg Slick.

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