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The Dorsky announces two special events on Nov. 11 and 12


NEW PALTZ - The State University of New York at New Paltz is pleased to announce two upcoming special events presented by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art:

Nov. 11: Opening Reception

"Reading Objects 2011: Responses to the Museum Collection"
Organized by Dorsky Museum staff
Nov. 12 - Dec. 11 and Feb. 11, 2012 - July 12, 2012, Sara Bedrick Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov.11, 5 - 7 p.m.

"Reading Objects 2011" is part of an ongoing, interdisciplinary series featuring works from the permanent collection of The Dorsky Museum. The works on display are accompanied by texts or other responses prepared by New Paltz faculty, staff and (new this year) students.

Raffle items include gift certificates from area businesses such as 36 Main, American Craftsman, In Good Taste, Lucky C Stables, Rock and Snow, the Village Tearoom and Water Street Market, among others, as well as anniversary catalogs signed by Hudson Valley Master artists and people who made the museum happen.

Nov. 12: Symposium

A symposium organized in connection with The Dorsky Museum’s current exhibition "Linking Collections, Building Connections: Works from the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium," takes place on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the New Paltz campus.

On Nov. 12 from 1 - 2 p.m., visitors are invited to view the exhibition, "Linking Collections, Building Connections" exhibition, on display in The Dorsky’s Morgan Anderson, Howard Greenberg Family and Corridor Galleries.

At 2 p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building, author, curator and founder of Artnow Publications, Linda Weintraub presents the keynote address: Curator/Collector/Connoisseur and You.

A Panel Discussion on The Role of the Curator, moderated by SUNY Art History Assistant Professor Kerry Carso, begins at 2:30 p.m. Panelists include:

A Panel Discussion on The Role of the Collector, moderated by SUNY Professor Emeritus William Rhoads, begins at 3:30 p.m. Panelists include:

The symposium, which is free to the public, will close with a reception with the participating speakers.

For more information about the symposium, visit

About the Museum

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, is fast becoming the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, the Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system.

The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff and Carolee Schneemann.

For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit, or call (845) 257-3844.

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.