The Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz announces spring 2015 public programs

The Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz announces spring 2015 public programs

NEW PALTZ – he Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces its spring public programs, which relate to the Museum’s current exhibitions Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television (through July 12); Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls (through July 12); The Maverick Festival at 100 (through July 12); and Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction (through April 12). Events are held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted*.


Sunday, March 1, 2 p.m.
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with guest educator Kevin Cook.

Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “Videofreex: A Foundation for Participatory Art and Social Engagement” with Videofreex members Skip Blumberg and Parry Teasdale, Galen Joseph-Hunter of Wave Farm, and curator Andrew Ingall.
*Student Union Building Room 62/63

Tuesday, March 24, 6 p.m.
Chamber Music Program: SUNY New Paltz Music Department performs compositions that dialogue with scores from Woodstock’s historic Maverick Festival.

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.
Screening and Discussion: The interdisciplinary art of the Videofreex, with Davidson Gigliotti of the Videofreex and artists Shalom Gorewitz and LoVid. Moderated by curator Andrew Ingall and Rebecca Cleman of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).
*Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, N.Y.

Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Geometries of Difference” with artists Jeffrey Gibson and Kamrooz Aram and SUNY New Paltz professor Amy Cheng. Moderated by exhibition curator Murtaza Vali. Contemporary artists are fostering a dialogue between the visual discourses of Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament. This panel will discuss how unexpected juxtapositions and intersections challenge traditional art histories.


Friday, April 17, 6 p.m.
Performance: “One Quiet Plunge–An Arrow Pointed Down” with electroacoustic musicians Ryan Chase, Joshua Groffman, Bob Lukomski, and Eric Somers. New works in response to visual art by Lori Adams, Keiko Sono, Tona Wilson, and the 1QPVC. Suggested donation is $10.

Saturday, April 18, 2 p.m.
Curator’s Talk: Daniel Belasco on Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls

Tuesday, April 21, 5 p.m.
Reading: “Another Spring!” with Codhill Press poets Larry Carr, Dennis Doherty, Jan Schmidt, Harry Stoneback, Pauline Uchmanowicz, Bob Waugh, and Steve Clorfeine. Introduction by David Appelbaum.

Wednesday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Screening and Talk: Curator Andrew Ingall presents and discusses tapes by the Videofreex.
*Sanctuary for Independent Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, North Troy, N.Y.


Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with Guest Educator Kevin Cook.


Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m.
First Sunday Free Gallery Tour with Guest Educator Kevin Cook.

Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Screening and Discussion: “Videofreex and Feminism,” with Videofreex members Nancy Cain and Mary Curtis Ratcliff, historian Deirdre Boyle, and curator Andrew Ingall.
*Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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 for Videofreex is provided by The Dobkin Family Foundation and the Lynn and Jules Kroll Family.

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, is fast gaining wide recognition as the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, the Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system. The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of contemporary artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Carolee Schneemann, and Ushio Shinohara, historic Woodstock artists Eugene Speicher and Charles Rosen, and Hudson Valley luminaries Russel Wright and Dick Polich.

Museum Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Holidays, and Intersessions.

Please note that the Museum is closed for spring break from Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22.

For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit or call (845) 257-3844.

Author: Harlem Valley News