Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

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Mary Frank

Presents sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout the artist's illustrious career.

Life after the Revolution

Shares the unique story of a Christmas tree farm in Poughkeepsie, New York, where, for over four decades, women artists boldly built a space where they could create community and art together.

Kathy Goodell

Explores the through-lines in the artist's work across painting, drawing, and sculpture; examining a mystic language that loops between disciplines, coasts, and generations.

Jan Sawka

Shows how Sawka’s experience as a political refugee, and his working method, which emphasized imagery drawn from memory, resulted in powerful works that speak of and to the universal human condition.

Totally Dedicated

Catalog of the first museum exhibition of Leonard Contino, a Brooklyn-born, self-taught abstract artist whose tenacious exploration of pictorial space spanned a fifty-year career.

Paper Media

This book is published by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation on the occasion of the exhibition Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis, curated by Francesco Guzzetti, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

Just My Type

The images and essays in this book explore the nuances of Angela Dufresne’s conceptual as well as material approaches to portraiture.

In Celebration

Exhibition catalogue for the exhibition In Celebration: A Recent Gift from the Photography Collection of Marcuse Pfeifer held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz from February 9–July 14, 2019.

The Trans List

Illustrated catalog accompanying the exhibition of the same name, featuring forty portraits that explore the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender and features a new interview with the artist.

Steven Holl

Examines Steven Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred models, related sketches and other studies created for nine recent projects.

Marking Time

Addresses an understudied yet highly significant aspect of the work of the influential artist Andy Warhol: his exploration of anniversaries.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Presents recent work by the Brooklyn-based artist known for unsettling works that contend with such topics as domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, and violence.

Intimately Unfamiliar

Showcases the latest trends in art and design, from painting and sculpture to photography, printmaking, and metals.

Text/ures of Iraq

Presents work by Halahmy and eight other contemporary artists from Iraq: Hayder Ali, Amal Alwan, Mohammed al Hamadany, Ismail Khayat, Hanaa Malallah, Hassan Massoudy, Naziha Rashid, and Qasim Sabti.

Carl Walters and Woodstock Ceramic Art

Surveys the forty-year career of Carl Walters (1883-1955), a pioneer of modern ceramic art in the United States.

Bradley Walker Tomlin

Presents new scholarship, images, and primary sources that explore the art and legacy of a critical yet under-recognized figure in Abstract Expressionism and twentieth-century American art.

In/Animate

Documents the groundbreaking art of nationally renowned metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray.

On the Street and in the Studio

The catalogue for a two-part exhibition that presents more than sixty compelling photographs—including prints by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott—exploring major themes in modern photography, donated by leading photography specialist and dealer Howard Greenberg.

The Floating World

Documents the art and science of three-dimensional abstract artworks created in the 1970s and 1980s by one of the leading innovators of fine art holography.

Andrew Lyght

Documents the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s exhibition of work by Guyana-born contemporary artist Andrew Lyght and provides new scholarship contextualizing Lyght’s work within the history and culture of Guyana and modern art.

Jervis McEntee

Redefines McEntee's place in the history of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.

Reading Objects 2015

Interdisciplinary responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

The Leonardo Series

A one-to-one encounter with Leonardo da Vinci's work on human proportion.

Videofreex

How a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists exploited the new technology of portable video for creative and political purposes.

Race, Love, and Labor

Contemporary work by artists of color from the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Dick Polich

Explores the significant impact that the metallurgist Dick Polich and his foundry, Tallix, have had on contemporary art.

Mary Reid Kelley

Celebrates the first exhibition devoted to the finely crafted and researched costumes, objects, and drawings that Mary Reid Kelley creates for her visually and intellectually stimulating videos made in collaboration with Patrick Kelley.

Along His Own Lines

The first scholarly exhibition catalogue of the work of Eugene Speicher (1883-1962), one of the foremost American realists of his generation, who was closely associated with George Bellows, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, and Rockwell Kent.

Anonymous

Explores the tension between an ancient culture’s unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven world of contemporary art.

Photo-Rapide

Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.

Malian Portrait Photography

This catalogue introduces readers to Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and others whose images visualize an influential form of post-colonial African identity.

Fields of Vision

Offers a far-reaching survey of the latest trends in art and design by twenty-eight faculty members of the art department of the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Shinohara Pops!

Surveys the fifty-year career of the avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara.

Russel Wright

Explores the work and philosophy of renowned industrial designer Russel Wright, whose former home in the Hudson Valley—Manitoga—is now a national historic landmark.

Eugene Ludins

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same title, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, presenting a retrospective view of the seventy-year career of Woodstock painter and draftsman Eugene Ludins.

Linking Collections, Building Connections

New perspectives on a century of artistic activity in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Reading Objects 2011

Responses to works in the permanent collection of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.

The Upstate New York Olympics

Offers an ironic, upstate New York take on the Olympics, performance, and the risks and rewards of the creative life.

Milton Avery and the End of Modernism

Exhibition catalog featuring the work of Milton Avery, an artist who brought the sketch, with its spontaneity, movement, and fleetingness, to the status of a finished painting.

Andy Warhol

Photographs and essays that explore the interconnections between the private and the public in the work of Andy Warhol.

A Mother's Journey and Selected Photographs

Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs document a single mother's emotional and financial struggles as her son battles a rare form of childhood cancer.

Carolee Schneemann

Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.

Superstructure

Uses image and text to explore boundaries and points of contact between video and photography.

Panorama of the Hudson River

A photographic documentary of both sides of the river, from New York Harbor to Albany, updating and reprinting the classic 1910 Panorama of the Hudson.

Eva Watson-Schütze

An overview of the career of Eva Watson-Schütze (1867–1935), one the foremost American women photographers of the early twentieth century.

The Hudson River to Niagara Falls

A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.

Taking a Different Tack

An overview of an innovative and influential arts organization of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Reading Objects 2008

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

Judy Pfaff

Explores the recent print work of Judy Pfaff, one of America’s leading sculptors, printmakers, installation artists, and set designers.

Reading Objects 2005

Offers innovative examples of how to approach art from a variety of academic disciplines and personal perspectives.

Don Nice

Paintings by contemporary American realist Don Nice, with emphasis on recent works relating to the Hudson Valley.

Rimer Cardillo

The first comprehensive survey of the work of the Uruguayan printmaker and graphic artist Rimer Cardillo, presented in both English and Spanish.

Utopia/Post-Utopia

Features the works of nine photographers and video artists on the cutting edge of the Cuban art scene.

Bolton Coit Brown

Explores the career of one of America’s most noted printmakers and seminal role he played in bringing the arts to Woodstock, New York.

Reading Objects 2002

Explores the numerous perspectives from which works of art can be experienced and understood.

Robert Morris

Drawings by one of the twentieth century’s most intellectually challenging artists.

With My Profound Reverence for the Victims

Lithographs by American painter George Bellows, depicting the horrors and atrocities of World War I.

Alumni Art 1995

Highlights the work of fourteen alumni artists from the SUNY New Paltz art department.