Public Programs and Events



  

 

 MARCH

 

Sunday, March 1, 2 pm
Family Day: Exhibition-inspired activities for children and their families in conjunction with Totally Dedicated: Leonard Contino, 1940–2016

Family Day registration at http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/learn/familydays

 

Thursday, March 5, 5 pm
Reading: Reading Objects, Student Edition 2019 winners will read their poems and prose, submitted in response to a work in the Dorsky’s Permanent Collection.


 

Sunday, March 8, 3 pm
Performance: Performing Art, the culminating performance of a collaboration between The Dorsky Museum and The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory, in which community members worked collaboratively on a creative, theatrical interpretation of the Museum’s Spring 2020 exhibitions. More info at HVPAL.

For more information about Performing Art, please visit https://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/programs/specialevents.html

 

MARCH 14–22: CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK

 

Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, 2 pm
Symposium: Jan Sawka: The Place of Memory (The Memory of Place): A two-day symposium co-hosted by The Dorsky Museum and The Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City including panels of scholars who will help illuminate aspects of Jan Sawka’s practice, his biography, and the social and historic context of his art. Speakers will include Peter Schwenger, Tom Wolf, Beth Wilson, the exhibition curators and others.

   Saturday, March 28, 2pm, The Person and the Place at The Dorsky Museum

   Sunday, March 29, 2pm, Invoking the Inner Landscape at the Kosciuszko Foundation (15 East 65th Street, NYC)

RSVP for Sunday's event at: www.thekf.org/events (212) 734-2130
This event in supported by The Polish Cultural Institute, New York and The Kosciuszko Foundation

 

APRIL

 

Saturday, April 4, 2 pm
Public Tour: Tour our Fall Exhibitions with the Museum’s education manager, Zachary Bowman

 

APRIL 9–12: CLOSED FOR EASTER

 

Sunday, April 19, 2 pm
Family Day: Join exhibiting artist Amy Talluto for exhibition-inspired activities for children and their families in conjunction with Collecting Local: Twelve Years of the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award

Family Day registration at http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum/learn/familydays

 

Friday, April 24, 57 pm
Opening Reception: BFA Thesis Exhibition I
*special days for this exhibition: Friday–Tuesday, April 24–28

 

Sunday, April 26, 2 pm
Panel Discussion: Creating Local. Exhibiting artists François Deschamps, Jean Marc Superville-Sovak, and Libby Paloma discuss how geographic place informs their practice. Presented in conjunction with Collecting Local: Twelve Years of the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award

 

MAY

 

Friday, May 1, 57 pm
Opening Reception: BFA Thesis Exhibition II
*special days for this exhibition: Friday–Tuesday, May 1–8

 

Saturday, May 2, 2 pm
Concert: Ashokan Rising with Matoaka Little Eagle, Gus Mancini, Nfamara Badjie, Peter Head, and E.C. Lorrick. Experience a confluence of Native American, African, Classical, Soul and Jazz improvisation inspired by Jan Sawka’s painting Ashokan 1-4, performed by unique musicians who share a love of this special place in the Hudson Valley.

 

Friday, May 8, 57 pm
Opening Reception: MFA Thesis Exhibition I
*special days for this exhibition: Friday–Tuesday, May 8–12

 

Saturday, May 9, 2 pm
Concert: Chopin + Sawka. Both Polish-born political refugees whose work incorporated themes of memory and exile, these artists are united by their stories, surprisingly similar though 100 Years apart. Performances by pianist, professor and coordinator of the piano program at SUNY New Paltz, Alex Peh and students in his piano studio class.

 

Friday, May 15, 79 pm
Opening Reception: MFA Thesis Exhibition II
*special days for this exhibition: Friday–Tuesday, May 15–19

 


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.

Photography Permission Policy
Periodically, The Dorsky Museum takes photographs and video of Museum visitors and activities for use in promotional and editorial material. With admission into the Museum, you give permission to the Museum for the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself and your dependents. You grant the Museum all rights to use these still or moving images for educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes which advance the overall mission of the Museum. All rights to the photographs and video belong to the Museum. Please notify the Front Desk if you do not consent to this policy.

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