Curated by Wayne Lempka
Februaru 5 – July 17, 2022
Sara Bedrick Gallery
Andrew Lyght, Painting Structure P340, 2018, gift of The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
• Watch the curators discuss the exhibition here.
In the fall of 2001, the dream held by Samuel Dorsky, Neil Trager, and many others came to fruition on the night of October 20th when our little world in the Hudson Valley celebrated the opening of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the campus of SUNY New Paltz.
Lesley Dill, Wildness of Blackbird, 2014, gift of the artist
To mark our 20th anniversary, and with an eye towards presenting multiple narratives, this exhibition of recent and promised gifts to the Museum’s permanent collection not only reflects on our twenty years of being an important cultural force in the region, but honors and celebrates the important individuals who have so generously given exceptional art gifts in order to ensure The Dorsky Museum will continue to be an abundant resource not only for the SUNY New Paltz campus community but for visitors far and wide.
Kathy Erteman, White Ledge Vessel, 2019, gift of the artist
This exhibition is the second rendition of a two-part series where we reflect on our history, plan for our future, and honor all those who have helped to shape The Dorsky Museum into what it is today.
We want to offer special thanks to the following who made gifts or promised gifts in honor of The Dorsky Museum’s 20th Anniversary:
Arthur A. Anderson
Julie Cash ’75
Christopher Daly '12
The Family of John Driscoll
The Jacques & Natasha Gelman Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Lease
Sarah Greer Mecklem & Merrill Mecklem Piera
Floyd Lattin & Ward Mintz
Pachner Family Collection
The Estate of Marcuse Pfeifer
William B. Rhoads
Brew & Fred Walden
Grace Bakst Wapner
Master of Sant’ivo, Madonna and Child, 1415-25, promised gift, Christopher Daly ‘12