Opening Reception for "Artists as Innovators" at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York Council on the Arts / New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships showcases a program that has supported over 4,000 artists in various fields in the visual arts, literature, and performing arts at critical stages throughout their careers. NYSCA/NYFA Fellows have a history of addressing pressing and often controversial issues such as the status of women, sexual orientation, equality, consumerism, globalization and more. The Dorsky and five museums on State University of New York campuses (SUNY Cortland, Alfred University, SUNY Plattsburgh, Stony Brook University and Westchester Community College) are partnering with NYFA to present an exhibition that will travel throughout the state from fall 2017 through spring 2020. As part of the exhibition tour, regional SUNY partners will present complementary exhibitions and programs. SUNY and NYFA are obvious partners in this project as both shape the culture of New York State by nurturing its creative and intellectual communities.

Participating Artists: Elia Alba / Ida Applebroog / Dawoud Bey / Sanford Biggers / Ross Bleckner / Wendell Castle / Tara Donovan / Chitra Ganesh / Guerrilla Girls / Christian Marclay / Marilyn Minter / Lori Nix / Tony Oursler / Faith Ringgold / Martha Rosler / Dread Scott / Andres Serrano / Shinique Smith / Carmelita Tropicana / Fred Wilson 

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
5 pm to 7 pm
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz