Public Programs and Events for Fall 2014 & Spring 2015


Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
Conversation: Making Art for Artists
Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry employees will speak about their experiences at the Foundry working with artists and with Dick Polich. Participating will be former employees Wendy Gilvey, John Gilvey, and Thom Joyce, along with current employee Morgan Donahue, spanning the entire lifespan of Dick Polich's foundries.
Student Union Building 62/63

** Wednesday, November 26 — Sunday, November 30: MUSEUM CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK **


Friday, December 5, 5–7 pm
BFA/MFA I Thesis Exhibition Opening reception
Special open days for Thesis exhibitions: Friday through Tuesday, December 5–9

Sunday, December 7, 2pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with Guest Educator Kevin Cook

Friday, December 12, 5–7 pm
BFA/MFA II Thesis Exhibition Opening reception
Special open days for Thesis exhibitions: Friday through Tuesday, December 12–16


Saturday, February 7, 5–7 pm
Opening Reception: Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television, Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction, Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls, and The Maverick Festival at 100

Sunday, February 8, 2 pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook

Thursday, February 12, 7:30 pm
Here Come the Videofreex film-in-progress preview with Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television exhibition curator Andrew Ingall and Videofreex Nancy Cain and Skip Blumberg.
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY


Sunday, March 1, 2 pm
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook

Sunday, March 8, 2 pm
Panel Discussion: "Videofreex: A Foundation for Participatory Art and Social Engagement"
Artists are increasingly turning to community-based organizing and as part of their practice. Alongside the Videofreex, artists and producers discuss Lanesville TV as a model for civic engagement and opportunities past and present for creative placemaking and revitalization. Panelists will share examples of participatory projects that fall on the spectrum between those designed and scripted by artists and those rooted in dialogue collaborative projects, as well as projects generated collectively with participants.
Panelists: Parry Teasdale, Videofreex; Bart Friedman, Videofreex; Galen Joseph-Hunter, Wave Farm; Moderator: Andrew Ingall, Guest Curator, Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television
Student Union Building Rm. 62/63

Tuesday, March 24, 6 pm
Maverick Festival Chamber Music Program with SUNY New Paltz Music Department performing original scores from the Maverick Festival in Woodstock.

Saturday, March 28, 2 pm
Panel Discussion: "Geometries of Difference." Panelists: artists Jeffrey Gibson and others, with professor Amy Cheng, moderated by exhibition curator Murtaza Vali
Contemporary artists are fostering a dialogue between the visual discourses of Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament. This panel will discuss how unexpected juxtapositions and intersections challenge traditional art histories.

Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
Curator's talk: Daniel Belasco on Grace Hartigan



All events take place in the museum unless otherwise noted.

Featured Exhibitions

lichtenstein lamp

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art
August 27 – December 14, 2014


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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