Upcoming Exhibitions

BFA & MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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April 25 – April 29, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, April 25, 5–7 pm

May 2–6, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, May 2, 5–7 pm

May 9–13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, May 9, 5–7 pm

May 16–20, 2014
Opening reception: Friday,May 16, 7:30–9:30 pm
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Emerging artists who are candidates for a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree present their thought-provoking thesis projects at the museum. These exhibitions are designed and installed by the graduating students in consultation with faculty advisors and museum staff. 

Special hours for these exhibitions: Fridays through Mondays 11-5 pm


Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014

Selected by Ian Berry

June 21 – November 9, 2014
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Opening reception: Saturday, June 21, 5–7 pm

Worlds of Wonder, the 2014 edition of the annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, will be selected by Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College. For Worlds of Wonder, artists are encouraged to submit work that creates
connections across time, media, and subject. To what extent do science and nature, architecture, design, and history weave in and out of contemporary art making? How do artists bring together disparate elements into a singular work, or a cluster of related images or objects? Focusing on the laboratory-like 
environment of the artist studio and the exploration and curiosity that is at the heart of many artistic practices, this exhibition will create its own space for discovery in unexpected places while highlighting new art from the region, paying homage to the cabinets of wonder that were precursors to museum collections. The deadline for artists to submit online is Monday, March 24, 2014

Click here to read the full Call To Artists.

Selections from the Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program

Curated by Sarah Lewis

August 27 – December 14, 2014
Sara Bedrick Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5–7 pm

Since 1998, nearly 100 artists of color working in the photographic arts have created vital images during summer residencies at the Center for Photography in Woodstock. Participants in the Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program donate one or more prints to CPW's permanent collection, forming a corpus that captures the shifting currents of contemporary photographic practices. Acclaimed author and art historian Sarah Lewis will select a range of outstanding photographs, videos, and artist books from the collection, which is stored primarily at The Dorsky Museum.






Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art

Curated by Daniel Belasco

Morgan Anderson Gallery, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery, and Corridor
August 27 – December 14, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5–7 pm

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Kenneth Tyler, Roy Lichtenstein and Dick Polich at the Tallix Foundry, 1977, gelatin silver print, Private collection, copyright National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Since the 1960s, hundreds of artists, including Isamu Noguchi, Nancy Graves, Roy Lichtenstein, and Martin Puryear, have worked with metallurgist and foundry owner Dick Polich to realize their visions in bronze, aluminum, steel, and iron. His foundries, first Tallix and now Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, have produced the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and other public monuments. Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art (working title) is the first exhibition to explore this Hudson Valley master's significant impact on contemporary art. Forward-looking and always willing to try something new, Polich has fostered artistic experimentation and innovation for the past half century. The exhibition explores the creative process of sketch to monument through the presentation of major works of sculpture and techniques in industrial sculpture production.

We are currently seeking names and contact information for the many artisans and other employees who were employed at the following foundries: Tallix Foundry, Peekskill; Tallix Foundry, Beacon; Polich Art Works, Newburgh; Polich Tallix Inc. Fine Art Foundry, Newburgh. For more information: http://www.dorskymuseum.org/

Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

Curated by Andrew Ingall

February 7 — July 12, 2015
Morgan Anderson and Howard Greenberg Family Galleries

John Dominis, Videofreex (l. to r.) David Cort, Bart Friedman, and Parry Teasdale (holding Sarah Teasdale) introduce Lanesville, NY resident Scottie Benjamin to Sony Portapak technology at Maple Tree Farm, 1973, Courtesy Videofreex

This exhibition surveys the history and mythology of the Videofreex, a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists who produced and disseminated alternative media across New York and other U.S. communities during the 1970s. The Videofreex exploited the new technology of portable video as an emerging medium for creative expression and as a democratic tool for disseminating independent points of view in a pre-digital age. By establishing the first pirate television station in the United States, the Videofreex created a base for media education and training, and an informal media art center hosting local and international visitors. The core members of the Videofreex, many of whom are active today as artists and media makers, include Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, David Cort, Bart Friedman, Davidson Gigliotti, Chuck Kennedy, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Parry Teasdale, Carol Vontobel, and Ann Woodward.

Read curator Andrew Ingall on the Videofreex website.



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