New Paltz Faculty & Students



One of the main goals set forth in The Dorsky Museum’s mission is to support and enrich the academic programs at the university. With a collection of roughly 6,000 objects spanning across cultures and time, the museum is a valuable resource available for faculty and students, who are encouraged to use the museum in a variety of ways.

SUNY New Paltz Faculty are encouraged to use the museum's exhibitions and collections in their curriculum. You can learn about exhibitions on our current or future exhibitions pages, and you can browse the permanent collection online. If you would like assistance in incorporating the museum in your curriculum, please e-mail Manager of Education and Visitor Experience, Zachary Bowman.

Art Faculty, click here to schedule class critiques for BFA/MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

SUNY New Paltz Student groups and associations are also encouraged to use the museum as a resource. We are happy to work with you on creating an interesting event or hosting your group for a tour.


Please note the following:

  • The Dorsky Museum is a FREE resource for faculty and students. You do not need to pay to visit or use the collection.
  • We can accommodate a limited number of people inside the museum at one time. If you are teaching a large class or part of a large group, we may need to split you into separate groups.
  • If you are requesting objects pulled from storage, please submit your form at least 3 weeks in advance to allow us time to asses and retrieve the objects.
  • Browse our collection online at
  • We are here to help! The Dorsky Museum’s Manager of Education and Visitor Experience, Zachary Bowman, is here to help you incorporate museum objects into your curriculum. If you are looking to expand your curriculum outside of the classroom, Zach can suggest various ways to use objects in any class, not just Art History!

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