June 20 - November 8, 2015
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery/North Gallery
The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 takes as its focus 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. The Hudson Valley has become known not only for its rich visual art but also for its strength in the literary arts. The region is steeped in its own narrative tales such as Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," T.C. Boyle's novel World's End, and factual accounts of Henry Hudson's voyage.
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 curated 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.
The deadline for artist submissions to The Stories We Tell is Monday, March 23, 2015, midnight. For more information, including application guidelines and online submission form, go to: https://dorskymuseum.submittable.com/submit/39262
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
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.
Reading Objects 2015
August 26 – December 13, 2015
Sara Bedrick Gallery
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 prepared by SUNY New Paltz faculty, and staff which will include poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction and memory.