Museum Visit

MUSEUM HOURS:

Wednesday through Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Holidays)
Please call ahead during summer and intersessions to confirm museum hours.

SPECIAL CLOSURES in 2018:

Spring Break 3/17–3/27
Easter: 3/31-4/1
August 1–29
Fall break: 10/6-7
Thanksgiving break: 11/21-27
Winter intersession begins 12/12

ADMISSION:

$5 Suggested donation


LOCATION:

The Dorsky is located in the center of campus very close to the Student Union Building (SUB) (the glass structure) and the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB), both of which are easily accessed from Route 32/Manheim Boulevard.
Visitor parking can be found both in front of the Welcome Center (located in the HAB), and in the lots on the west side of the campus (see map). When parking on the Manheim Boulevard (east) side of the campus, the Museum is visible just beyond the SUB. Enter through the the doors headed by "Fine & Performing Arts Center."

State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive (75 S. Manheim Boulevard for GPS)
New Paltz, NY 12561
845.257.3844

Directions | Campus Map | Printable version of campus map


PARKING AND DIRECTIONS:

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors who wish to park on the SUNY New Paltz campus must have a valid parking hangtag or $2/day visitor permit.

* 24-hour visitor parking permits are available at the Welcome Center (accessible via the main campus entrance) located in the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB) lobby. Yellow Park and Pay machines are also located on Hawk Drive at the West entrance, in the Elting Main parking lot (5), and in Lot 28 across from the Hopfer Admissions and Alumni Center.

Permits are not needed on weekends.

Accessible parking is located in the lot on the southwest side of Parker Theater (Lot 9) or in the lot in front of the Haggerty Administration Building by the east campus entrance.

Visitors to the museum are encouraged to enter the campus from either of the following two roads:

From the East:
1. Main Campus Entrance
From Route 299/Main St., go .6 mile south on Route 32 S./Manheim Blvd. Turn right into the main campus entrance here (look for the glass pyramidal structure). The Museum can be seen beyond the plaza between the glass structure (SUB) and the tall Haggerty Administration Building (HAB). Parking is permitted in any lot except the residential lots, with a campus parking permit.

From the West:
2. Hawk Drive (off Route 208 / S. Chestnut St.)
From Route 299/Main St., go .7 mile south on Route 208. Turn left onto Hawk Drive. At the stop sign 'T' intersection, turn left. Continue past the Athletic & Wellness Center. From the Elting Main Parking (Lot 5) on the left, one can approach the Museum up a long ramp at the turn of the road. Parking is permitted in any lot except the residential lots, with a campus parking permit.

Follow signs to the McKenna Theater and enter the museum from the west side of the McKenna Theater building.
Please allow extra time for parking when visiting the museum.

Please visit the Parking Web site for more details on visitor parking on our campus.

 

ACCESSIBILITY:

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art strives to ensure that its facilities, exhibitions, and programs are accessible. All museum galleries are fully accessible for wheelchair users and other visitors with mobility difficulties. Mobility devices include manual or electric wheelchairs, seated electric scooters and knee scooters, crutches, walkers, and similar devices.
 
Lightweight, portable gallery stools may be checked out at the front desk free-of-charge on a first-come basis. To reserve a wheelchair, please call The Museum at 845.257.3844.

Reserved seating is offered for wheelchairs.

Registered service animals may be brought into all areas of The Museum by visitors with disabilities.   

Accessible public restrooms are located just outside of The Museum galleries in the McKenna Theatre lobby.

For more information about the accessibility of the museum, please contact Amy Pickering at pickeria@newpaltz.edu or 845.257.3844.

Accessible parking is located in the lot on the southwest side of Parker Theater (Lot 9) or in the lot in front of the Haggerty Administration Building by the east campus entrance..


GROUP VISITS, GUIDED TOURS, and COLLECTION ACCESS:

For information on guided tours, bringing a group to the museum, or accessing objects from the permanent collection which are not currently on view, visit our Group Visits page.

For further information contact Zachary Bowman at 845.257.3604 or via email at bowmanz@newpaltz.edu


MUSEUM POLICIES

  • Please keep hands off and away from all artwork and walls.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the galleries.
  • Flash photography and camera extension poles are not allowed unless otherwise noted.
  • Attendants are present to assure the safety of the artworks, and to assist visitors. Please follow their directions when asked.
  • Backpacks, umbrellas, and all items 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger are not allowed in the galleries. The museum does not have a designated bag check, but visitors are invited to leave their bags with the front desk.

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