Current Exhibitions

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection

Curated by Karen Quinn

February 4 – July 23, 2023
Morgan Anderson Gallery, Greenberg Family Gallery and Sara Bedrick Gallery

Woodstock Hermann

Norbert Heermann, Lady with Red Lips, n.d., courtesy of the New York State Museum, Historic Woodstock Art Colony: Arthur A. Anderson Collection 

Illuminating America’s first intentional art colony, this exhibition presents over 60 artists whose paintings, sculptures, and works on paper together form an artistic history of national and international significance. Organized by the New York State Museum, Albany, NY.

Be Who You Are: Portraits of Woodstock Artists by Harriet Tannin

Curated by Wayne Lempka

February 4 – July 23, 2023
Seminar Room Gallery

Tannin Chavez

Harriet Tannin, Eduardo Chavez, 1981, collection Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, Gift of Dr. Albert H. Tannin.

This selection of photographs from the 1980s series 100 Portraits of Woodstock Artists by Harriet Tannin (1929-2009) documents residents of the legendary artistic community of Woodstock, New York.

The Dorsky Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Curated by Wayne Lemka

Corridor Gallery

Painting of boats in the water under a bridge

Utagawa Hiroshige, Eitai Bridge, Tsukuda Island, from the series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo,” 1857, gift of Daniel Ginsberg, 1967.018.001

From its humble beginnings in the 1950s, the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (formerly known as The College Art Gallery) has grown to comprise roughly 6,000 objects spanning over 4,000 years. While many individuals have been responsible for the increase in the number of objects accessioned into the collection, it was through the initial efforts of both the University’s Faculty Wives Club and the Arts & Crafts Society that a permanent collection was established on campus. When one considers that the few hundred objects which initially formed the core of the permanent collection in the 1950s, have grown to comprise approximately 6,000 objects, one cannot help but reflect upon the diligent efforts and the extreme generosity of a vast number of patrons over the last six decades.