Director Anna Conlan leads a tour of Life After the Revolution: Kate Millett's Art Colony for Women.
Fall 2023 public programs
All programs are free and at The Dorsky unless otherwise noted
September 2 - 3: CLOSED FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Saturday, September 9, 5 - 7 pm
Opening Reception: Celebrate our Fall Exhibitions
Thursday, September 14, 1 pm
Gallery Talk: Karlyn Benson discusses organizing Notes for Tomorrow at the Dorsky and her addition of local artists Mollie McKinley and Zachary Skinner. The exhibition was curated by Independent Curators International.
Friday, September 22, 12 pm
Virtual Curator Talk: With Purple Haze curator, Estrellita Brodsky.
Friday, September 22, 5 pm
Wellness at The Dorsky: Stepping into Deep Time. What changes do you see coming? What do you want to manifest for the future? Can we envision a healed environment and society? Stepping into Deep Time guides participants in experientially exploring our future selves and generations to come. We will collaboratively envision possible collective futures through creative activities. This event, hosted in conjunction with the exhibition Notes for Tomorrow, is presented in partnership with Eddy at New Paltz and the Office of Campus Sustainability and will be led by Art Professor Andrea Frank.
October 4 - 8: Chandler Gallery CLOSED
October 7 - 8: CLOSED FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Saturday, October 7, 5 - 8:30 pm
The Dorsky Awards Fundraising Gala: Our annual Benefit Fundraising event
Friday, October 13, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Sound Your Truth: An interactive evening of creative sharing and collective expression on the Sojourner Truth Library quad designed to foster community and amplify underrepresented voices on campus. This event is hosted by Eddy at New Paltz in collaboration with campus partners.
Sunday, October 22, 12 - 2 pm
Pop-Up Narcan Training at The Dorsky: Jaclyn Cirello, Suny New Paltz Coordinator of Wellbeing Initiatives and Outreach is on-site to train visitors in how to administer Narcan - one of the most important prevention devices in combatting the fentanyl and opioid epidemic. Training takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, and people will have the option of leaving with a Narcan kit. No appointment is necessary, and people can stop by anytime. Harm reduction kits, medication disposal bags, and campus and community resources will also be available.
Sunday, October 22, 2 pm
Family Day: Artwork discussions and hands-on-making activities for children and their families.
Saturday, November 11, 12 pm
Public Tour: Tour our Fall Exhibitions with the museum education manager, Zachary Bowman
Saturday, November 11, 2 pm
Curator Gallery Talk: With Discover the Dorsky: A Living Collection curator, Katie Hood Morgan.
Sunday, November 12, 2 pm
Panel Discussion: Harm Reduction in the Hudson Valley, in conjunction with the exhibition Purple Haze. Local leaders from mental health initiatives and law enforcement discuss the work being done in our community to foster awareness of the opioid epidemic and promote healing. With Jillian Nadiak-Bruck: Ulster County Department of Mental Health - HEALing Communities Division/ Opioid Prevention, Chief Robert J. Lucchesi: New Paltz Police Department, Phoenix Kawamoto: Community Education Coordinator, Town of New Paltz, Officer Patrick Carroll: Ulster County Sheriff's Office Opioid Response as County Law Enforcement (ORACLE), and Chief Matthew Goodnow: New Paltz Rescue Squad. Moderated by Jaclyn Cirello, Suny New Paltz Coordinator of Wellbeing Initiatives and Outreach.
Saturday, November 18, 2 pm
Family Day: Artwork discussions and hands-on-making activities for children and their families. With the Dorsky’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, artist Maria Elena Ferrer-Harrington.
November 22 - 26: CLOSED FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Friday, December 1, 5 - 7 pm
Opening Reception: BFA I Thesis Exhibition
Friday, December 8, 5 - 7 pm
Opening Reception: BFA II Thesis Exhibition
Many of our virtual events are still available to see if you missed them! Take a look at our Recorded Events page.