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Crossing Boundaries and Confounding Identity

Examines literary, historical, and cultural portrayals of Chinese women, across centuries and continents.

Ways of the Hand

A visual and narrative memoir of a lifetime's encounters with 112 trendsetters, musicians, politicians, writers, and ordinary people by a noted folklorist-photographer.

Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future

Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.

Mary Frank

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

Avant-Gardes in Crisis

Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.

Creative Inquiry

Introduces both undergraduate students and general readers to the exploratory mindset and hands-on skills essential to the cultivation of creativity.

Digital Meets Handmade

Embraces the problems and solutions posed by the dynamic dance of digital technology with the traditions of craftsmanship and perceived value in jewelry.

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.

The Hebrew Orient

Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.

Qorbanot

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

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.

Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery

A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty's aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him.

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.

Queer Art Camp Superstar

The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.

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.

Beyond Beauty

Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.

Affective Images

Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.

Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding

Phenomenological analysis of beauty and art across various aspects of lived experience and culture.

Marking Time

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

Art as Contemplative Practice

Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.

Beauty in the City

Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.

New York Art Deco

The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.

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.

Chaekgeori

The first major exhibition in the United States of chaekgeori painting, including on view for the first time many screens from private collections and various Korean institutions.

Intimately Unfamiliar

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

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.

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.

American Chartres

Photographs by Bruce Jackson
Text by Bruce Jackson
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

Documents the city’s surviving grain elevators and their profound influence on twentieth-century architecture.

In/Animate

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

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.

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.

Carlos Estevez

Serves as a source for the exploration of many dimensions of the human experience in relation to other beings, ranging from machines and blueprints to mollusks and plants.

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.

Binghamton Babylon

Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.

River of Words

By Nina Shengold
Photographs by Jennifer May
Foreword by Dennis Stock
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.

Videofreex

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

Klee's Mirror

A philosophical perspective on the relation between Paul Klee’s art and his thought.

Painting Modernism

Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.

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.

Doing Democracy

Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.

What We Want Is Free, Second Edition

Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.

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.

Life Streams

Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.

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.

The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art

Uses autobiographical and cultural narratives related to art research and practice to explore, experiment, and improvise multiple correspondences between and among learners’ own lived experiences and understandings, and those of others.

Anonymous

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

Collecting Objects / Excluding People

Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture.

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.

The Graphic Art of Robert Cimbalo

A selection of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and drawings by Robert Cimbalo.

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.

John Emmett Connors

An artist’s appreciation of the Collar City, Troy, New York.

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.

¡VIVA!

Compelling case studies of groups in Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, the United States, and Canada using the arts for education, community development, and social movement building.

Xu Bing and Contemporary Chinese Art

Explores how Xu Bing and other contemporary Chinese artists use Western ideas within a Chinese cultural discourse.

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.

Corbino

A biography of one of America’s neglected grand masters.

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.

Cuban-American Literature and Art

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

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.

Frameworks for Mallarme

The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.

Taking a Different Tack

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

Mystery of The Night Café

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

Images of Thought

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Decadent Culture in the United States

The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.

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.

Environmental Values in Christian Art

Discusses the expression of environmental values in Christian art as it displaced pagan aesthetics from the third century to the Reformation.

Judy Pfaff

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

Indian Ladder

Photographs by John Yang
Subjects: New York/regional

Beautiful landscape photographs of the Helderberg Escaprment in New York State by renowned photographer John Yang.

Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism

Examines the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on art and literature around the world.

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.

Restoring Paradise

Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.

Utopia/Post-Utopia

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

Alchemist of the Avant-Garde

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

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.

American Artists, Authors, and Collectors

Offers a behind-the-scenes look at a significant era in the development and emergence of modern American art.

Richard Callner

Career retrospective of modernist Albany painter Richard Callner.

Reading Objects 2002

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