Public Programs and Events


Kevin Cook leading a tour of the recent Bradley Walker Tomlin exhibition.

 

JANUARY 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 11 am
Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life Hospital exhibition opens

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 9              
11 am – 5 pm: First day of Angela Dufresne: Just My TypeIn Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer, and Mohonk Mountain House at 150
5–7 pm: Opening reception and Performance for spring exhibitions: 
Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life HospitalAngela Dufresne: Just My TypeIn Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer, and Mohonk Mountain House at 150. Featuring a performance by Linda Mary Montano, and the premiere of a new composition: “Work for Bowed Guitar and Electronics” by Zach Layton. The artist, David Humphrey will join Angela Dufresne for an improvisation with saxophone and voice.


Sunday, February 10, 2 pm
Gallery Talk: A roundtable discussion on the exhibition Just My Type: Angela Dufresne, moderated by the curators Melissa Ragona and Anastasia James, with the artists Angela Dufresne, David Humphrey, and Geoffrey Chadsey

 

Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
The Carolee Schneemann Reading Club
Carolee Schneemann and Angela Dufresne in conversation: A Radical Reading of Evolution, Beauty, and Form.

Inspired by Angela Dufresne's painting of the same name, The Carolee Schneemann Reading Club features performative readings and animated discussions in relation to the work presented in Just My Type: Angela Dufresne—with the artists Carolee Schneemann, Nicola Tyson, Kerry Downey, and Angela Dufresne.

 

Friday, February 22, 12:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk: with Mohonk Mountain House at 150 with exhibition guest curator, Kerry Carso

 

Saturday, February 23, 2 pm
The Carolee Schneemann Reading Club
Nicola Tyson and Angela Dufresne in conversation: You Were Always So Well Turned-Out: The Art of Likeness across the Work of Angela Dufresne, Max Beckman and Thomas Gainsborough 

Inspired by Angela Dufresne's painting of the same name, The Carolee Schneemann Reading Club features performative readings and animated discussions in relation to the work presented in Just My Type: Angela Dufresne—with the artists Carolee Schneemann, Nicola Tyson, Kerry Downey, and Angela Dufresne.

 

Sunday, February 24, 2 pm
Family Day: Exhibition-inspired activities for children and their families in conjunction with Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life Hospital
Family Day registration at http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/learn/familydays

 

Sunday, February 24, 4 pm
The Carolee Schneemann Reading Club
Kerry Downey: Look at Me, Don't Look at Me: Reflections on the Relationality of Portraiture. What does it mean to look at a person?  Downey will share recent writings on Dufresne’s portraits and invite the community to reflect on the social implications of portraiture such as empathy, identification, and projection.

Inspired by Angela Dufresne's painting of the same name, The Carolee Schneemann Reading Club features performative readings and animated discussions in relation to the work presented in Just My Type: Angela Dufresne—with the artists Carolee Schneemann, Nicola Tyson, Kerry Downey, and Angela Dufresne.

 

MARCH

Sunday, March 10, 2 pm
Curator Gallery Talk: with Wayne Lempka, curator of In Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer e


March 16–26: CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK 


Saturday, March 30, 2 pm
Gallery Tour: Public tour of spring exhibitions with Museum educator, Zachary Bowman



APRIL
 

Thursday, April 4, 6 pm
Reading: Thoughts on Death: A Eulogy/Poetry Reading presented by the Dorsky Museum Ambassadors students in conjunction with Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life Hospital. An evening of student poetry, short stories, eulogies, and any other forms of writing related to death, dying, and the macabre.

 

Friday, April 5, 12:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk: with Wayne Lempka, curator of In Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer

 

Saturday, April 13, 2 pm
On Death and Dying: A Conversation with Linda Mary Montano and Guests

 

Sunday, April 14, 3–5 pm
Performance: Linda Mary Montano: The Art/Life Hospital closing performance


Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21: CLOSED FOR EASTER

Friday, April 26, 5–7 pm:
Opening Reception: BFA/MFA I Thesis Exhibition (*special days for this exhibition Friday 26th – Tuesday 30th, 11-5)


Sunday, April 28, 2–4 pm
Family Day: In conjunction with the exhibition Just My Type: Angela Dufresne 
Family Day registration at http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/learn/familydays

 

MAY

 

Friday, May 3, 5–7 pm:
Opening Reception: BFA II Thesis Exhibition (*special days for this exhibition Friday 3rd – Tuesday 7th, 11-5)

 

Friday, May 10, 5–7 pm:
Opening Reception:
MFA I Thesis Exhibition (*special days for this exhibition Friday 10th – Tuesday 14th, 11-5)

 

Sunday, May 12, 2–4 pm
Family Day: In conjunction with In Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer
Family Day registration at http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/learn/familydays

 


Friday, May 17, 7–9 pm:
Opening Reception: MFA II Thesis Exhibition (*special days for this exhibition Friday 17th – Tuesday 21st, 11-5)



Funding for The Dorsky’s exhibitions and programs is provided by the Friends of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and the State University of New York at New Paltz. Additional major funding is provided by the Dorsky Museum Contemporary Art Program Fund.


All events take place in the museum unless otherwise noted.

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