Current Exhibitions

Global Connections: Miguel Covarrubias, Isami Doi, Aaron Douglas, and Winold Reiss

Curated by Tom Wolf

February 4 - July 21, 2024
Morgan Anderson and Greenberg Family Galleries

Aaron Douglas, Fire, 1971, courtesy the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

By comparing the styles and biographies of four artists who crossed paths in New York during the 1920s, Global Connections traces the complicated channels of influence and inspiration within the often-overlooked multiculturalism of American art before the Second World War. 

Hudson Valley Artists 2024: Bibliography

Curated by Sophie Landres

February 4 – April 7, 2024
Chandler and North Galleries

Eteam,  Our Non-Understanding of Everything, Ongoing, 16 part video-series, courtesy of the artist

This iteration of The Dorsky’s annual exhibition of contemporary work by regional artists uses books to situate artworks within a broader body of knowledge and to provide entry points for thinking about their aesthetic, social, or political implications. 

Featuring work by Osi Audu, Alta Buden, Shari Diamond, Kerry Downey, Stevenson Estime, eteam (Franzisa Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger), Aki Goto, Adam Henry, Matthew Kirk, Niki Kriese, Melora Kuhn, Catherine Lord, Sean Sullivan, and Audra Wolowiec.

A Living Collection

Curated by Katie Hood Morgan with community members and Museum staff

Corridor Gallery and the Sara Bedrick Gallery

Fred Wilson, Untitled, ca. 1987, gift of Ward Mintz and Floyd Lattin

This new display of the Museum’s collection tells the story of The Dorsky from a variety of perspectives, making space for traditionally marginalized voices. Exhibiting collection highlights and audience favorites alongside new acquisitions and commissions, A Living Collection presents the collection as a living entity, continuously evolving and shaped by the viewer's interpretation. 

Featuring Thematic Pathways:
Drawing connections between artworks and considering how their meanings continuously evolve with the viewer's response, a series of thematic pathways are presented which link works across time period, medium, and style. Along these pathways we invite you to find your own way and make connections from our contemporary moment into the past, from your life to the artists’ creations, enjoying the universal and timeless potential of art.  

Identity and the Body: What can the figures and faces shown here tell us about the artists’ experience and our shared human histories?

Ecology and Natural Forms: How have artists used nature in their work to express humanity’s evolving relationship to the natural world?

Social Justice: How can visual art be a tool of activism and social change?  

Art in the Everyday: What kinds of unexpected meanings and stories can we uncover in everyday objects and materials?

Я&R: A Space to Create

Curated by The Dorsky Museum

Seminar Gallery

Harold Eugene Edgerton, Pigeon Release, 1965, gift of the Harold & Esther Edgerton Family Foundation

Release ya anger, release ya mindRelease ya job, release the timeRelease ya trade, release the stressRelease the love, forget the rest 

-Big Freedia, from the song Explode, 2014 

The Dorsky invites you to participate in a little bit of R&R.The abbreviation R&R originated in the military to describe a period of time when soldiers were released from their duties for rest and recuperation. Making art can be a form of release, a time of reflection, a relief from the stresses of the day, and an opportunity to recuperate, among many other things.  

We welcome you to follow art-making prompts that engage with objects on view in our collection or use provided materials to follow your own creative path. Share your creation on the display board, take it home with you to treasure, or gift it to a loved one. However you interact, we hope that you’ll release yourself and, most importantly, have fun.