Public Programs and Events




Saturday, April 13, 2 pm

Conversations On Death and Dying with Rev. Lynda Elaine Carré, Interfaith Palliative Chaplain, End-of-Life Mentor, and Death Educator; Patrick Halvey, President of the Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey; and Linda Mary Montano, exhibiting artist of The Art/Life Hospital.

Lynda Carré will share stories from the deaths she has witnessed, Patrick Halvey will speak about what happens when we die and are buried by our funeral homes, and Linda Mary Montano will discuss how works in The Art/Life Hospital connect to her relationship with death.
Q&A to follow. 

Cai and Adam Silver, publishers, will have books available for sale after this event. 


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 I Thesis Exhibition (*special days for this exhibition Friday 26th – Tuesday 30th, 11-5)

Saturday, April 27, 2 pm
In conjunction with In Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer, exhibition curator Wayne Lempka is joined by gallerist Marcuse Pfeifer, renowned photographers Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Lois Conner, and Bill Mindlin, former publisher of Photograph magazine to discuss Pfeifer’s contribution to the field of fine art photography. 

Sunday, April 28,
 2–4 pm
Family Day: In conjunction with the exhibition Just My Type: Angela Dufresne 
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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
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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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