Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - SUNY New Paltz FREE ADMISSIONYear-round
(Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Holidays)
Take a trip up into the Hudson Valley to Ulster and be amazed by the wonders that that Sam Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz has to offer! With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries one is sure to get lost in the beauty of these timeless pieces of art. The Dorsky's permanent collection comprises more than 5,000 works of art, with areas of focus that include American Art, with an emphasis on the Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions, 19th, 20th and 21st century photography and metals.
A small but excellent "world collection" of art and artifacts dating back to ancient times and representing diverse cultures enhances the museum's exhibitions and educational programs. Through it collections, exhibits, and public programs, the Dorsky supports and enriches the academic programs at the college, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. Each summer the Museum sponsors thematic exhibitions of work by local Hudson Valley artist, adding to the rich artistic vibe one individual at a time.
Some special exhibitions include Screen Play: Hudson Valley Artist 2013 (through November 10) and Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art (through December 15)
Take the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station and connect with the Poughkeepsie-Ulster link bus. Samuel Dorsky Museum is located at 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz.
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