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The Dorsky celebrates Carolee Schneemann with discussion and screening at Rosendale Theatre

04/05/2010

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz will host a panel discussion and evening of film screenings with pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at the Rosendale Theatre.

Schneemann’s exhibition, “Within and Beyond the Premises,” is currently on display at the Dorsky Museum through July 25 and features 75 works spanning her career. The April 10 panel and screening closely complement the exhibition and represent a unique opportunity to discuss and view significant film and video works from across the artist's career.

The panel, which begins at 2 p.m., includes: Emily Caigan, lecturer in the Women’s Studies Program at New Paltz; Maura Reilly, senior curator at the American Federation of Arts; Brian Wallace curator of The Dorsky Museum; Linda Weintraub, author and Artnow publisher; Kenneth White, interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator who is currently a researcher in the Art History / Film Studies Ph.D. program at Stanford University; and moderator Patricia Phillips, dean of the graduate studies program at the Rhode Island School of Design. Phillips is former dean of the School of Fine and Performing Art at New Paltz.

Admission to the panel discussion is free but please RSVP to sdma@newpaltz.edu.

Schneemann will then host a screening of selected film and video works, introducing titles such as “Americana I Ching Apple Pie”; “Devour”; “Precarious”; and others from 5 to 7 p.m. General admission is $6 and $4 for students.

Both events on April 10 take place at Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale, NY. The Rosendale Theatre is 15 minutes north of The Dorsky Museum.

A signup sheet for carpooling from exhibition to theater will be available in the gallery on Saturday, April 10, when the Museum opens at 11a.m.

For more event details, reservations, accessibility or directions, visit www.newpaltz.edu/museum or contact (845) 257-3844 or sdma@newpaltz.edu. The Dorsky Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

If you are a person with a disability who will require special accommodations please contact Amy Pickering at 845.257.3844
no later than one week before the event.