Proposals for Exhibitions and Art Donations

EXHIBITIONS

The Dorsky Museum will consider external proposals for exhibitions and programs.

If you are an artist or a curator and you would like to submit a proposal, please review our mission statement and past and upcoming exhibitions web pages. If you feel that your exhibition is relevant to our mission and programming and wish to propose an exhibition, please submit a proposal that includes the following:

  1. Cover letter with contact information
  2. Exhibition proposal detailing the themes and artist(s) included in the exhibit, and the exhibition’s relevance to the mission of The Dorsky Museum
  3. Organizer’s CV
  4. Illustrated checklist with artist name, date, medium, and dimensions for each entry
  5. Images/videos on disk, high-resolution prints, or link to Dropbox or targeted website
  6. A self-addressed, stamped envelope for materials to be returned

Please mail submissions to:

Curator
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Submissions can also be emailed, Attn: Curator, to sdma@newpaltz.edu. Attachments may not exceed 10 MB in total.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed by the staff on an ongoing basis. Materials sent without a self-addressed stamp envelope will not be returned.

ART DONATIONS

The Dorsky Museum’s permanent collection has benefitted greatly from private donations of artwork. If you own a work that you believe would be of interest to the museum, please send us the following:

  1. Contact information including an address, phone number, and e-mail.
  2. A cover letter that states your intentions for the proposed donation and explains how the object(s) came into your possession. Please include:
    • Artist's name, title of the work (if known), and country of origin
    • Date
    • Medium
    • Dimensions
    • Clear images of the front and back of the work

We will contact you if the work is appropriate for consideration by the museum’s Acquisitions Committee, which meets biannually. Please note that The Dorsky Museum is unable to receive and hold original artwork for review.

Please mail proposed donation information to:

Director
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Proposed donation information can also be emailed, Attn: Director, to sdma@newpaltz.edu. Attachments may not exceed 10 MB in total.

Thank you for your interest in The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

If you are a person with a disability who will require special accommodations please contact Amy Pickering at 845.257.3844
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