Upcoming Exhibitions

Hudson Valley Artists 2021

Curated by Helen Toomer

July 7 – November 14, 2021
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

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For the 14th annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition, curated by Helen Toomer, we invited artists to submit artwork that deals with the challenges of the past year and the re-imaginings of years to come, responding to the question “Who really cares?” asked by Marvin Gaye fifty years ago on the monumental album, “What’s Going On.”

The exhibition will feature a diverse group of twenty-eight local artists, chosen from over 380 applications:

Sharon Bates | Natalie Baxter & Julia Norton | Sean Bayliss | Natalie Beall | Vernon Byron III | Randy Calderone | Maureen Drennan | Jen Dwyer | Echo Goff | Carl Grauer | Norman Magnusson | Katrina Majkut | Christopher Manning | Maeve McCool | Patrick Meagher | Paul Akira Miyamoto | Ocean Morisset | Liz Nielsen | Richard Pantell | Gina Randazzo | Ransome | Macon Reed | Marcy Rosewater | Kristen Schiele | Renee Stanko | Amelia Toelke | Karen Whitman

Life After the Revolution: Kate Millett’s Art Colony for Women

Curated by Anna Conlan

September 10 – December 12, 2021
Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery

black and white photo of woman showing bellybutton smiling with drying screenprints hang in the foreground

Jane Winter, Untitled, ca. 1984, digital photograph, courtesy the artist  


In the early 1970s, with the advance from her recently published book, Sexual Politics, writer and visual artist Kate Millett (1934–2017) bought an old farmhouse on a parcel of land just outside of Poughkeepsie. By the late 1970s, plans for a women’s art colony were underway. Women came to the Farm to help renovate the buildings and make living quarters, a dark room, a sculpture studio, and screen-printing facilities. Millett described this colony of artists working together as “life after the revolution,” where women could experience communal living and freedoms that weren’t yet possible elsewhere. This exhibition will share Millett’s vision for the Farm, featuring her artwork, and that of the artists who visited. A catalog will accompany the exhibition.

The Dorsky at 20: Reflections at a Milestone

Curated by Amy Fredrickson and Wayne Lempka

September 10 – December 12, 2021
Sara Bedrick Gallery

Jervis McEntee, Woodland Drawing, 1877, bequest of Dr. David P. Schuyler, 2020.011


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.

To mark our 20th anniversary, and with an eye towards presenting multiple narratives, an exhibition of recent and promised gifts to the Museum’s permanent collection will not only reflect on our twenty years of being an important cultural force in the region, but will honor and celebrate 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.

This exhibition will be the first 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.

Follies and Picturesque Tourism

Curated by Kerry Dean Carso

September 10 – December 12, 2021
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In the nineteenth century, middle-class Americans engaged in “picturesque tourism” by travelling to sites of natural beauty as an escape from rapid industrialization and urbanization.  Buildings such as temples, summerhouses, prospect towers, and ruins—known as “follies”—ornamented and framed the landscape for the viewers.  This exhibition examines follies and picturesque tourism in New York State through prints, paintings, postcards, photographs, book publications, and ephemera, to understand the tourist experience of the time.

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