The Dorsky Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2008-2012
Curated by Wayne Lempka
January 23 – June 23, 2013
Sara Bedrick Gallery
Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2013, 5-7pm
Richard Hunt, Heart Hybrid, 1967-1989, Gift of Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 2010.015.003
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 the present year.
Jervis McEntee, Winter Sunset After a Storm, ca. 1870, Gift of Helen S. McEntee, 2010.013.001
Wayne Lempka is the art collections manager for the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. Lempka's recently curated exhibitions include Thoughts of Home: Photographs from the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection and Beat and Beyond: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg.
Robert Indiana, 7 (from the Number Suite), 1968, Gift of Rona & Marvin Robinson, 2010.022.002
Lempka was previously the Curator of Education at Storm King Art Center and Executive Director of Dutchess County Art Association/Barrett House Galleries. He teaches the History of Photography and Museum Studies in the Department of Art History at Marist College, and serves as as guest lecturer in the Art History Department at SUNY New Paltz.