Public Programs and Events

  

APRIL

Friday, April 21, 6–8 pm
Performance: One Quiet Plunge presents Seegers, a multimedia project inspired by the lives and work of Pete and Ruth Crawford Seeger.
Seegers, a multimedia project produced by One Quiet Plunge, will juxtapose these different streams in the Seegers’ work, combining live music performance with video projection, poetry, and electronic sound.  New works by Hudson Valley composers Gabriel Lubell, Nathan Hall, and Bob Lukomski will respond to the Seegers’ own music; newly created video projects by Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Annelli Goeller, and John Owens and excerpts from Joseph Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music (created using the sounds of the Mid-Hudson Bridge) recreate the Hudson Valley milieu which inspired and influenced the Seegers’ work throughout their lives. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $10.

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 Abdalhafez, 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.


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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.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE   $10 General Admission, $5 for students with valid New Paltz ID
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, 7:30-9:30 pm
Opening reception for MFA Thesis Exhibition II 

 


 

All events take place in the museum unless otherwise noted.

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