"Every now and then, an exhibition comes along that is so perfectly lovely that you want to shout its merits from the closest rooftop, or in this case mountain."
–The New York Times reviews Dorsky Museum exhibition
The New York Times arts reviewer Benjamin Genocchio describes The Dorsky Museum’s current exhibition, "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society," as "…perfectly lovely…" and "…stocked with pictures of such variety and interest that you can’t help but be enthralled."
Located in the heart of campus, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents this headliner exhibition of the museum’s "Art & The River" series, which coincides with New York State’s Hudson 400th.
The show features paintings executed between 1818 and 1892 and includes several recently conserved paintings which have not been shown to the public in more than 50 years.
The "Hudson River to Niagara Falls" exhibition, which will be on display through December 13, 2009, was made possible with a $143,449 Federal grant from Congressman and New Paltz alumnus Maurice Hinchey ('68, '70g). His support has helped the museum secure nearly $14,500 in additional funding for further programming related to the celebration and discovery of the region that is today known as the Hudson River Valley.
For more details about this and other programming that continues through December 2009, visit The Samuel Dorsky Museum Web site.