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Chairman of federal arts agency visits Dorsky Museum

Dorsky Tour
(From left to right): Dorsky Museum curator Brian Wallance, NEA chair
Dana Gioia, museum collections manager Wayne Lempka, Congress
Maurice Hinchey ('68, '70g) and President Steven Poskanzer tour
a museum exhibit on Oct. 23. Photo by Eric Gullickson

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Collections Manager Wayne
and Curator Brian Wallace conducted a brief tour of the
museum's current exhibitions with Dana Gioia, chairman of the
National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and Congressman Maurice
(’68, ’70g) on Oct. 23.

During the visit they discussed the museum's goal of becoming a
major repository for works of art that define the artistic and cultural
heritage of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain regions, and the
collaborative work the museum does with several artistic venues in the

According to Lempka and Wallace, in order to become a major repository, the museum needs more museum-caliber storage space and funding for programming.

The National Endowment for the Arts is the largest annual funder of
the arts in the United States. An independent federal agency, the NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.

November 6, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 21

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