Proposals for Art Donations


The Dorsky Museum’s permanent collection has benefitted greatly from private donations of artwork. If you own a work that you believe would be of interest to the museum, please send us the following:

  1. Contact information including an address, phone number, and e-mail.
  2. A cover letter that states your intentions for the proposed donation and explains how the object(s) came into your possession. Please include:
    • Artist's name, title of the work (if known), and country of origin
    • Date
    • Medium
    • Dimensions
    • Clear images of the front and back of the work

We will contact you if the work is appropriate for consideration by the museum’s Acquisitions Committee, which meets biannually. Please note that The Dorsky Museum is unable to receive and hold original artwork for review.

Please mail proposed donation information to:

Attn: Acquisitions Chair
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Proposed donation information can also be emailed to Attachments may not exceed 10 MB in total.

Thank you for your interest in The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.