Public Programs and Events

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 25, 12–2 pm 
Performance art by Thomas Albrecht in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar

Sunday, February 26, 2 pm
Sunday Family Day: Exhibition-inspired hands-on activities for children and their families with Museum Educator Zachary Bowman. Sunday Family Day registration at www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum/visit/familydays

MARCH

Thursday, March 2, 6:30 pm
Gallery Activity: System Drawing Session with exhibiting artist Andrea Frank, in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar
Collaboratively and metaphorically engage with the current exhibition in this project about process and creative flow. Large photographs of the exhibition’s installation will serve as the evocative raw material for creative interactions. The workshop will start with playful experiential body exercises followed by a short exploratory walk through the exhibition. During the silent System Drawing process, participants will then intuitively interact with the images using a range of creative media and tools while also responding to each other’s interventions. All welcome, no art experience needed.

Saturday, March 4
12–2 pm 
Performance art by Thomas Albrecht in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar
2 pm
Gallery Activity: Artists Books with exhibiting artists Rimer Cardillo, François Deschamps, Matthew Friday, Nadia Sablin, and Dimitry Tetin, in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar

Sunday, March 5, 2 pm 
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook

Saturday, March 11
12–2 pm 
Performance art by Thomas Albrecht in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar
2 pm
Panel Discussion: “Carl Walters and Woodstock Ceramic Arts.” Exhibition Curator Tom Wolf moderates a panel with Tom Folk, Caroline Hannah, and Bill Rhoads

Sunday, March 12, 2 pm
Sunday Family Day: Exhibition-inspired hands-on activities for children and their families with Museum Educator Zachary Bowman. Sunday Family Day registration at www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum/visit/familydays

**Saturday, March 18 — Tuesday, March 28: Museum closed for Spring Break

Saturday, March 25, 12–2 pm 
Performance art by Thomas Albrecht in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar

Thursday, March 30, 4 pm
Technology in Art: Demonstrations and discussions with exhibiting artists Bryan Czibesz on 3-D printing, Joshua Korenblat on fingerpainting from life on iPhone screen, and Emily Puthoff on the creation of Bee Habitats, in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar

 
APRIL

Saturday, April 1
12–2 pm 
Performance art by Thomas Albrecht in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar
2 pm
Gallery Talk and Book Launch with Gloves Off exhibiting artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Guest Curator, Andy Ingall

Sunday, April 2, 2 pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook

Saturday, April 8
12–2 pm 
Performance art by Thomas Albrecht in conjunction with Intimately Unfamiliar
2 pm 
Performance:  “Art Collides”
SUNY New Paltz students respond to artwork on display in the museum

**Saturday, April 15 — Tuesday, April 18: Museum Closed for Easter Break

Wednesday, April 19, 5 pm
Poetry Reading: Another April: Readings by Codhill Press Poets

Friday, April 21, 5–8 pm
Performance: One Quiet Plunge presents Seeger, a multimedia project inspired by the music of Pete Seeger and his mother, Ruth Crawford

Friday, April 28, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for BFA Thesis Exhibition I  

Saturday, April 29
2-4 pm
Lecture/Workshop 
Introduction to Islamic Decoration with Amera Abdalrahim, on the history and types of Islamic decoration, followed by a hands-on workshop (lecture is open; workshop limited to 25 participants). Workshop participants will create their own Islamic decoration.
Pre-register at museumrsvp@newpaltz.edu. $5 materials fee.
7 pm
Concert: The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble
Six contemporary masters of a broad range of musical idioms weave together folk, popular, and art music of the Arab world, highlighting styles and repertoire from Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Egypt. The Alwan Arab Music Ensemble delivers a joyful and transporting feast of well-loved popular songs from the greater Arab World, built around mesmerizing textures of rhythmic and improvisational intensity. Their performance evokes ambiances of Cairo, Baghdad, al-Quds and Aleppo, but more importantly that of contemporary New York with its own vibrant Arab American artistic and intellectual community.  
Studley Theater. Tickets: $10, $5 students.
For more information on these two events go to: http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/specialevents.html

Sunday, April 30, 2 pm
Sunday Family Day: Exhibition-inspired hands-on activities for children and their families with Museum Educator Zachary Bowman. Sunday Family Day registration at www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum/visit/familydays

 
MAY

Friday, May 5, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for BFA Thesis Exhibition II 

Sunday, May 7, 2 pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook

Friday, May 12, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for MFA Thesis Exhibition I

Sunday, May 14, 2 pm
Sunday Family Day: Exhibition-inspired, hands-on activities for children and their families with Museum Educator Zachary Bowman. Sunday Family Day registration at www.newpaltz.edu/dorskymuseum/visit/familydays
(Funding for The Dorsky’s exhibitions and programs is provided by the Friends of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and the State University of New York at New Paltz. Additional major funding is provided by the Dorsky Museum Contemporary Art Program Fund.)

Friday, May 19, 5–7 pm
Opening reception for MFA Thesis Exhibition II 

 


 

All events take place in the museum unless otherwise noted.

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