Public Programs and Events



Hanna Sawka gives a tour of Jan Sawka's "Post Cards" to Jill Parisi's studio printmaking class in Jan Sawka: The Place of Memory (The Memory of Place).



Fall 2020 public programs (Events will take place virtually)




Saturday, November 22
Last day of Fall exhibitions




• Curator Talk with Hudson Valley Artists 2020: New Folk curator, Anna Conlan (Recorded September 19)
The pre-recorded gallery tour is available here:

• Curator Talk with We Wear the Mask curator, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak (Recorded September 24)
See a recording of the talk here:

• Discussion: New Folk in Context: New Folk curator, Anna Conlan, SUNY New Paltz Art History Professor, Kerry Carso, and renowned local artist exhibiting in the exhibition, Ryan Cronin, talk about the history of the Hudson Valley as a place which draws artists and makers, why it has been such a beacon, and how it plays out today. (Recorded October 3)
See a recording of the discussion here:

• Virtual Tour: Virtually visit Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives with Curators Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie Lindquist.
This program was made possible by the Esmark Creativity Project.  (Recorded October 10)
See a recording of the tour here:

• Presentation: “Thomas Cole vs. H.D. Thoreau: American Scenery in the Age of Abolitionism” with Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, curator of We Wear the Mask (Recorded October 17)
See a recording of the discussion here:

• Artists' Talk: “Poking Holes and Piercing Through” A talk with Caitlin Rose Sweet and Ben Pinder, artists featured in the exhibition New Folk
Both hailing from small towns in America, Caitlin Rose Sweet and Ben Pinder make work which simultaneously embraces Americana and folk traditions while exposing the social constructs (and constraints) surrounding them. We will explore the fascinating work they produce and join them in a discussion on how they are poking holes and piercing through American myths of masculinity, gender and labor, and craft and art, in an attempt to level hierarchies and detoxify beliefs.  (Recorded October 24)
See a recording of the discussion here:

• Discussion: Art in the Environment of Resistance
Students from the SUNY New Paltz El Museo Escolar club and artist Danny Peralta, featured in Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives in dialogue.This program was made possible by the Esmark Creativity Project.

•  Artist Talk: with exhibiting artists Erika Morillo, Antonio Pulgarin, and Aaron Turner, featured in Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives
This program was made possible by the Esmark Creativity Project. (
Recorded November 7)
See a recording of the discussion here:

• Artist Talk: with exhibiting artists Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Yu-Chen Chiu, and Anthony Hamboussi, featured in Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives. The talk will be moderated by the curators, Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie A. Lindquist.
This program was made possible by the Esmark Creativity Project. (Recorded November 14)


Funding for The Dorsky’s exhibitions and programs is provided by generous donors and 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.


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