Upcoming Exhibitions

BFA & MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Curated by art faculty and students

December 2–11, 2022
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries


At the end of each semester, the Dorsky Museum is proud to exhibit new artwork by students earning Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The thesis exhibitions are the culmination of the students' fine art studies, akin to the final exam, research project, or dissertation required of students earning liberal arts or science degrees.

CERAMICS: Gabrielle Kaprelian / Kelsey Sperring PAINTING & DRAWING: Teresa Ricci PHOTOGRAPHY: Aja Brandt / Patrick D. Hopkins / Marisa Lucchese

PAINTING & DRAWING: Eileen Havant Townsend PHOTOGRAPHY & RELATED MEDIA: Will Vrachopoulos

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection

Curated by Karen Quinn

February 4 – July 16, 2023
Morgan Anderson Gallery, Greenberg Family Gallery and Sara Bedrick Gallery

Woodstock Hermann

Norbert Heermann, Lady with Red Lips, c. 1940, Oil on canvas, courtesy of the New York State Museum, Historic Woodstock Art Colony: Arthur A. Anderson Collection 

Illuminating America’s first intentional Art Colony, this exhibition presents over 100 artists whose paintings, sculptures, and works on paper together form an artistic history of national and international significance. Organized by the New York State Museum, Albany, NY.

Be Who You Are: Portraits of Woodstock Artists by Harriett Tannin

Curated by Wayne Lempka

February 4 – July 16, 2023
Seminar Room Gallery

Tannin Chavez

Harriet Tannin, Eduardo Chavez, 1981, gelatin silver print, collection Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, Gift of Dr. Albert H. Tannin.

This selection of photographs from the 1980s series 1100 Portraits of Woodstock Artists by Harriet Tannin (1929-2009) documents residents of the legendary artistic community of Woodstock, New York.

Hudson Valley Artists 2023: Homespun

Curated by Karlyn Benson

February 4 – April 2, 2023
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries

Homespun Paolo Arao

Paolo Arao, Mixed Signals (Diptych), 2020, sewn cotton, denim, corduroy, canvas, handwoven fibers, map pins, courtesy the artist 

The 2023 edition of the annual Hudson Valley Artists exhibition in its new spring slot, will feature artists working with fabric and fiber as their primary mediums.