Museum Visit



In order to mitigate COVID-19 transmission, The Dorsky Museum is limiting the number of visitors in the galleries at any one time, and requiring visitors to wear face coverings and maintain social distance at all times. Visitors must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Museum. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry to the Museum. Read more abour the steps we are taking here.



Wednesday through Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays)



$5 Suggested donation


The Dorsky is located in the center of campus very close to the Student Union Building (SUB) (the glass structure) and the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB), both of which are easily accessed from Route 32/Manheim Boulevard. When entering campus from this Main entrance on Manheim Boulevard (from the east), the Museum is visible just beyond the SUB.
Enter the building through the the doors headered by "Fine & Performing Arts Center."


State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive (GPS: 75 S. Manheim Boulevard (East entrance), 35 Hawk Drive (West entrance) 
New Paltz, NY 12561


Additional directions  |  Interactive Campus Map  |  Parking Map fall 2019


All students, faculty, staff, and visitors parking on the SUNY New Paltz campus must have a valid parking hangtag or $2/day visitor permit, except on weekends.

* 24-hour visitor parking permits are available at the Welcome Center (accessible via the main campus entrance) located in the Haggerty Administration Building (HAB) lobby. Yellow Park and Pay machines are also located on Hawk Drive at the West entrance, in the Elting Main parking lot (5), and in Lot 28 across from the Hopfer Admissions and Alumni Center.

Visitor parking can be found both in front of the HAB/Welcome Center by the Main Entrance (east of the Museum),
and in lots accessed by the West Entrance on the west side of the campus (see map)

Accessible parking is located in the lot on the southwest side of Parker Theater (Lot 9) or in the lot near the Main Entrance, in front of the Haggerty Administration Building.
Please call if you need additional assistance getting to the Museum.

Directions when entering campus: 

From the East (Route 32 S. / Manheim Blvd.):
Main Campus Entrance (GPS: 75 S. Manheim Blvd)

From Route 299/Main St., go .6 mile south on Route 32 S./Manheim Blvd. Turn right into the main campus entrance here (look for the glass pyramidal structure). The Museum can be seen beyond the plaza between the glass structure (SUB) and the tall Haggerty Administration Building (HAB). Parking is permitted in any lot except the residential lots, with a campus parking permit.

After parking near this Main entrance on Manheim, the Museum is visible just beyond the SUB. Enter the building through the the doors headered by "Fine & Performing Arts Center."

From the West (Route 208):
West Campus Entrance/Hawk Drive (off Route 208 / S. Chestnut St.) (GPS: 35 West Hawk Drive)

From Route 299/Main St., go .7 mile south on Route 208. Turn left at the West Entrance onto Hawk Drive. At the stop sign 'T' intersection, turn left. Continue past the Athletic & Wellness Center (on your left). Turn left immediately at the stop sign and into the lot on your right.

Walking from the parking at the Elting Main Parking (Lot #5), one can approach the Museum up a long ramp at the turn of the road next to Parker Theater. 
Follow signs to the McKenna Theater and enter the Museum buildingt hrough the McKenna Theater doors.

Parking with a permit is permitted in any lot except the residential lots.

Please allow extra time for parking when visiting the museum.

Visit the Parking Web site for more details on visitor parking on our campus.



The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art strives to ensure that its facilities, exhibitions, and programs are accessible to all.
All museum galleries are fully accessible for wheelchair users and other visitors with mobility difficulties. Mobility devices include manual or electric wheelchairs, seated electric scooters and knee scooters, crutches, walkers, and similar devices.
Lightweight, portable gallery stools may be checked out at the front desk free-of-charge on a first-come basis. To reserve a wheelchair, please call The Museum at 845.257.3844.

Registered service animals may be brought into all areas of The Museum by visitors with disabilities.   

Accessible public restrooms are located just outside of The Museum galleries in the McKenna Theatre lobby.

For any questions about the accessibility of the museum, please contact Amy Pickering at or 845.257.3844.

Accessible parking is located in the lot on the southwest side of Parker Theater (Lot 9) or in the lot in front of the Haggerty Administration Building / Student Union Building by the east campus entrance.


For information on guided tours, bringing a group to the Museum, or accessing objects from the permanent collection which are not currently on view, visit our Group Visits page.

For further information contact Zachary Bowman at 845.257.3604 or via email at


  • Please keep hands away from all artworks and walls.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the galleries.
  • Flash photography and camera extension poles are not allowed unless specifically permitted. Please enquire.
  • Attendants are present to assure the safety of the artworks, and to assist visitors. Please follow their directions when asked.
  • Backpacks, umbrellas, and all items 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger are not allowed in the galleries. The museum does not have a designated bag check, but visitors are invited to leave their bags with the front desk.




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