Celebrating 10 Years of Cultural Leadership
NEW PALTZ - The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (The Dorsky) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Formerly known as the College Art Gallery, The Dorsky first opened to the public in April 2001 and was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001.
On the heels of the 2010 logo redesign for the State University at New Paltz, on The Dorsky also launched a new logo.
The Tenth Anniversary Year exhibition program highlights The Dorsky’s focus on the art and artists of the Hudson Valley, a unique region that has served as a source of inspiration and nourished artistic creation and innovation since the time of the Hudson River School painters.
Special anniversary events, including the museum’s annual fine wine + fine art event and Fall 2011 anniversary party, have also been taking place. These special events will continue throughout the year.
Fall 2011 Exhibitions
Hudson Valley Artists 2011: Exercises in Unnecessary Beauty
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery
June 25 – Nov. 13
This year's annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition of new and recent work by emerging and mid-career artists is curated by Dorsky Museum curator Brian Wallace. The exhibition is open to artists living in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties who have not yet had a major one-person museum show and are not currently represented by a commercial gallery. Students are not eligible.
inking Collections, Building Connections: Works from the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium
Curated by Ariel Shanberg and Brian Wallace
Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery
Aug. 16 – Dec. 11
This exhibition highlights the permanent collections of the five members of a recently-formed consortium that includes the Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Dorsky Museum, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild, Women’s Studio Workshop. Seeking to foster connections among the partners and their audiences, this exhibition focuses on historical, recent, and contemporary works from the region and showcases the extraordinary artwork that has been made by artists who have lived and worked in the Hudson Valley.
Reading Objects 2011: SUNY New Paltz Responds to the Museum Collection
Sara Bedrick Gallery
Nov. 12 – Dec. 11 (re-opens in 2012)
Staff, faculty and, for the first time, students, select and write about works from the Dorsky Museum's permanent collection. Artworks and writings are on featured in the museum as well as in a published catalog. This is the fifth year of a popular exhibition that draws on the talents of individuals from many different fields, encouraging them to feel comfortable with their personal responses to the objects.
For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit www.newpaltz.edu/museum, or call (845) 257-3844.