The permanent collection of the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz includes more than 5,500 objects. Strengths of the collection include American Art, with an emphasis on the Hudson Valley and Catskill Regions, 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century photography and metals, and a small collection of art decorative arts, and artifacts dating back to ancient times and representing diverse cultures. An annual Hudson Valley Artist Purchase Award initiated in 2009 has spurred the growth of contemporary art within the collection.
Through its collections and exhibitions, the Dorsky presents a range of world art, serving as a center for arts and culture in the Hudson Valley.
Works that engage with the concept of time
Contemporary photography, painting, and sculpture express the diversity of Native American art and community
40 images explore experiences lived by people who identify as transgender
50+ images representing 19th- and 20th-century photography
Rarely screened video alongside new commissions and a performance address healing and issues around death
Art, photographs, postcards, and ephemera related to Mohonk