Upcoming Exhibitions

Hudson Valley Artists 2020: New Folk

Curated by Anna Conlan

September 12 – October 25, 2020
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery


New Folk is a catch-all for the long history of visitors and immigrants to the Hudson Valley, from weekenders, agricultural migrants, to the many other kinds of “new folk” that come to this area. We seek artists who’ve experienced this transition or who engage with the ongoing dialogue between old and new communities; local legacies of colonialism or the impact of recent gentrification; the power of belonging and the lure of nostalgia; and the inherited traditions and techniques folk carry with them.

The Dorsky Museum has invited artists and artisans to submit work that captures the spirit of contemporary folk practice in the Hudson Valley today, or proposes a new vision of what folk art can be—utilitarian, highly skilled, self-taught, locally sourced, inventive, unschooled, crafty, idiosyncratic, decorative, outsider, and resourceful. 

Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives

Curated by Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie A. Lindquist

September 12 – November 22, 2020
Sara Bedrick Gallery

Cinthya Santos Briones, While living in Sanctuary, Sujitmo Sajuti, ankle monitor, Unitarian Universalist Church, Meriden, Connecticut, from the series "Living in Sanctuary," 2018

Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives is a curated exhibition, organized to present the photographs of 12 artists of color who are recipients of En Foco's Photography Fellowships. The current Dos Mundos theme is inspired by the 1973 Dos Mundos exhibition, and hopes to not only capture the contemporary duality of traditions and cultures in immigrant and ethnic communities, but to also revisit and demonstrate the challenges of systemic exclusion from the mainstream as described by the 1973 exhibition.

Featuring: Damarys Alvarez | Laylah Amatullah Barrayn | Tau Battice | Yu-Chen Chiu | Anthony Hamboussi | Daesha Harris | Erika Morillo | Danny Ramon Peralta | Antonio Pulgarin | Roger Richardson | Cinthia Santos-Briones | Aaron Turner 

Infra-Loop: Kathy Goodell Selected Works 1994—2020

Curated by Andrew Woolbright

February 6 – July 11, 2021
Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery

Kathy Goodell, Mesmer Eyes (detail), 2012

explores the artistic practice of Kathy Goodell, whose work remains a mysterious synthesis. Associated with many movements and contemporaries, Goodell’s career charts a path and fills in the gaps of what we think about art in the ‘90s, ‘00s, and the present. Her practice has determined itself through a kind of non-specificity, one that resists easy classification and interpretation. The meaning of her work, and context through which we are to understand it, is simultaneous and withheld—west coast spiritualism meets east coast abstraction; procedural non-objectivity blends with painterly biomorphism; protean theosophy informs post-modernist contemporary. This survey of work explores the through-lines in Goodell's practice as a moving target, examining an artist that is constantly challenging and reinventing her practice.

Race and Representation

Curated by Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

September 12 – November 22, 2020
Seminar Room Gallery

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, A-historical Painting #6 (View from Hyde Park), 2019


Artist Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak will be curating a selection works from The Dorsky collection that connect to histories or representations of race or racism. In 2019 Superville- Sovak's "A-historical Landscapes" series was one of the recipients of the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award.

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