Upcoming Exhibitions

The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015

June 20 — November 8, 2015
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery/North Gallery

Opening reception Saturday, June 20, 5–7 pm

lucke hva15
Deb Lucke, Barking Deer, Fall 2013, Archival inkjet print, courtesy the artist

The Stories We Tell focuses on the narrative form of contemporary art and examines how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world. Instinctively, we are all storytellers merging fiction with non-fiction and conflating the real with the imagined.

Sean Bayliss | Allen Bryan | Dina Bursztyn | Maureen Cummins | Tasha Depp | Marcia Due | Richard Edelman | Ben Fishman | Kevin Frank | Derek James | Tana Kellner | Virginia Lavado | Deb Lucke | Kathleen MacKenzie | Nestor Madalengoitia | Norman Magnusson | Matthew Maley | Perry Meigs | Phyllis Gay Palmer | Michael Rose | Phil Sigunick | Ken Tannenbaum | Jean Tansey | Jerry Thompson | Karen Whitman | Tona Wilson

This year's edition of the museum's annual juried exhibition of work by Hudson Valley artists will run from June 20 — November 8, 2015 in the Dorsky's Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery. The exhibition is being curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, an award-winning curator of contemporary art and The Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.


Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School

Curated by Lee A. Vedder

August 26 – December 13, 2015
Morgan Anderson and Howard Greenberg Family Galleries

mcentee sunset
Jervis McEntee, Winter Sunset after a Storm, 1870, 2010.013.001

Jervis McEntee: Painter-Poet of the Hudson River School, curated by Lee A. Vedder, Ph.D., is the first museum retrospective of McEntee's 40-year career and seeks to redefine his place in the history of 19th-century American landscape painting. While most of the Hudson River School painters came from far beyond its riverbanks, Jervis McEntee (1828-1891) was born and died in Rondout (later Kingston), on the Hudson's west bank. Moreover, he devoted the major part of his energies to painting the nuances of the local Hudson Valley and nearby Catskills, following his own unique artistic compass. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will present McEntee's art in the context of his aesthetic and poetic temperament, and the inspiration and encouragement he derived from his close circle of artist friends, which included architect Calvert Vaux and fellow landscape painters Frederic Church, Sanford Gifford, John F. Weir, and Worthington Whittredge. The exhibition will include approximately 80 paintings and works on paper from private and public collections.





Reading Objects 2015

August 26 — December 13, 2015
Sara Bedrick Gallery

RO15 Automat
Frank Paulin, Automat, Times Square, 1956 [printed 2009], pigment print, gift of the artist, 2009.035.004

Reading Objects 2015 is part of an ongoing, interdisciplinary series featuring works from the permanent collection of The Dorsky Museum. The works on display are accompanied by texts or other responses to the work prepared by SUNY New Paltz faculty and staff. Responses take the form of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction, as well as collaborative texts.

Andrew Lyght: Full Circle

Curated by Tumelo Mosaka

January 20 — April 12, 2016
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Opening reception Saturday, February 5, 2016, 5–7 pm

lyght air right
Andrew Lyght, Air Rights NYLyght 6136, 2009–10, color pencil and inkjet print on cotton rag paper, courtesy the artist

Full Circle is a venture into the departures, encounters, discoveries, and transgressions that inform Andrew Lyght's artistic practice and life. While living and working for decades in various cultural contexts such as Guyana, Canada, and the United States, Lyght has pursued an extensive inquiry into the mechanics of art making. Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Andrew Lyght: Full Circle is the artist's first museum exhibition since he moved to Kingston, NY in 2006. Best known for his flexible and volumetric forms, vibrant paintings, and abstract linear drawings, Lyght creates a wide range of works that analyze the structural properties of painting and reanimate pictorial space as an open system. Over the many years he has developed an art form that explores the built environment as a dynamic pictorial subject, introducing new ways of seeing the world around us.



If you are a person with a disability who will require special accommodations please contact Amy Pickering at 845.257.3844
Find us on:
Hide Social Media Icons