Reading Objects 2008

By Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Subjects: Art
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9780615196299, 62 pages, September 2008

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Table of contents


Tatanua caterpillar mask
Peggy Hach
Rena Leinberger

Burial mask
Rachel Elliott Rigolino
Christine Lilian Turczyn

Kit Burke-Smith
Owen D. Harvey

Stephano della Bella — Fair Lady Under Trees
Kerry Dean Carso

A Muslim saint carried in a basket
Beth and Michael Vargas

Nathan Oliveira — Figures: Summer 1988 #6
Jeff Crane
Nancy Saklad

Jerome Liebling — Boys Playing at Abandoned Building
Anat Shiftan

Otto Dix — Stilleben (Still Life)
Nancy Lautenbach
Colleen Lougen

Edward S. Curtis — The Bear – Medicine
Mara Kearney Loving
Stephan Macaluso

Max Beckmann —Garderobe (Dressing Room)
Laurence Carr
Mary Sawyer

Edward S. Curtis — Crow Dog – Brulé and Hupa – War Chief
Mary E. Fakler
Joan E. Perisse

Grace Hartigan — Impresario
Reynolds J. Scott-Childress
Chris Whitaker

Jerome Liebling — British Museum,London, England
Jason Letts
Thomas G. Olsen

Juan Genoves — From the portfolio El lugar y el tiempo (The time and the place)
David J. Alfieri
Jeff Lesperance

Jerome Liebling — Women at Parade, New York City
Dennis Doherty
Stephen Kitsakos

Jerome Liebling — Toddy’s Café, North Minneapolis, MN
Themina Kader
Valerie Mittenberg
Abigail Robin

Harry Callahan — Providence
Kristin Charles-Scaringi
Kurt Daw

Ilya Bolotowsky — Tondo
Anne Gorrick
Female Torso
Morgan Gwenwald
Caroline Wolfe

Robert Rauschenberg — Scissors
Will Hermes
Pamela J. Wallace

Jim Dine — Throat
Peter D. G. Brown
Sarah Wyman

Poems, short stories, and other personal reactions to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.


This illustrated catalogue documents the third in a series of interdisciplinary exhibitions periodically hosted by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, in which faculty and staff from across the university are asked to respond to works from the museum's permanent collection. These interpretive responses take a variety of forms, including personal essays, poems, short stories, and musical compositions. Taken together, they provide insight into the many different ways of responding to art and how objects on view in a museum can be creatively and widely incorporated into the teaching process.