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SUNY Press Partners with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art


The State University of New York Press is pleased to announce a major publishing partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA) located at the State University of New York at New Paltz. SUNY Press will now be distributing in print and digital editions the titles published by SDMA. These cover a range of topics, including nineteenth-century American landscape paintings of the Hudson River; the photography of Eva Watson-Schütze; artists George Bellow, Rimer Cardillo, and Judy Pfaff; and a selection of titles featuring SUNY New Paltz alumni artists. SUNY Press and SDMA are also collaborating on new publishing ventures.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art,” said Gary Dunham, Executive Director of SUNY Press. “Its energetic, highly discerning commitment to the arts, cultures, and histories of New York State and elsewhere is well respected and we are delighted to play a part in sharing their vision and publications with the greater New York community and the world.”

“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Sara Pasti, the Neil C. Trager Director of SDMA. “Partnering with SUNY Press will not only help spread the word about the quality and diversity of the exhibitions that the Dorsky Museum offers, but it will allow these exhibitions to have a second life beyond their display in our museum.”

As an acclaimed international publisher of distinguished research and notable works of general interest since 1966, SUNY Press supports the commitments of the State University of New York to teaching, research, and public service. The Press publishes nationally recognized lists of publications in areas including philosophy, religion, Asian studies, transpersonal psychology, queer studies, African American studies, and indigenous studies. Through its Excelsior Editions imprint, SUNY Press makes available exceptional works for all readers and showcases the diversity and abiding energy of the peoples, histories, and natural beauty of the New York region.

Founded in 1964, SDMA’s permanent collection spans a period of almost 4,000 years. Areas of specialization include twentieth-century prints and paintings, decorative arts, photographs, Asian art, and Pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Museum has a special commitment to collecting works of art created by artists that have lived and worked in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions.

For a complete listing of SDMA titles distributed by SUNY Press, please visit For more information on SDMA, please visit

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