Art Uncorked benefit for The Dorsky Museum, Oct. 18 at The Century Association

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz will host its premier fundraising event of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 – 9 p.m., at The Century Association, 7 West 43rd St., New York, N.Y.

Art Uncorked promises an evening of food, wine and silent and live auctions to benefit The Museum’s exhibitions, publications and public programs.

Auctioneer Judy Milne will guide the bidding for the Live Auction. Auction items include:

  • Hand-crafted glass and jewelryfrom Malfatti Glass, Hudson Beach Glass and Dev Bruhlstone;
  • Fine winesfrom private cellars;
  • Custom tours of Hudson Valley Historic Sitesincluding Olana, Wilderstein and Locust Grove (the Samuel B. Morse Estate);
  • Relaxing getawaysto Mohonk Mountain House and other Hudson Valley resorts;
  • And much, much more!

To view a list of the auction lots and to bid online, visit

At Art Uncorked 2017 The Dorsky is proud to recognize Joan K. Davidson, the noted philanthropist and civic leader, for her significant contributions to New York and the Hudson River Valley.

Joan K. Davidson

From 1977 to 1993, Davidson was president of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, a New York philanthropic foundation established by her father in 1945 and well-known for its innovative support of the environment, preservation, the arts, and civil liberties. In 1995, as president emeritus of the Fund, she founded its Furthermore grants in publishing program, which she continues to lead today.

She has additionally chaired the 2009 Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission, chaired the New York State Council on the Arts, served as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, and was the Democratic candidate for State Senate from Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Joan Davidson’s visionary leadership in the areas of preservation, the arts, and the enhancement of life in New York has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Adirondack Museum’s Harold K. Hochschild Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal.

Tickets are $175 ($200 if purchased after Oct. 11). For more information about Art Uncorked and to purchase tickets, visit or contact (845) 257-3844.

Art Uncorked is sponsored by the Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts, Chronogram/Upstater, Ward Mintz, Jim and Mary Ottaway, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Lois and Bob Baylis, Philip Berkowitz and Mary Ann Quinn, CPD Energy, Inc., Mohonk Mountain House, the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Ulster County Alive, WAMC, WKZE, and other generous individuals and businesses.

About The Dorsky Museum
Through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, located at SUNY New Paltz, supports and enriches the academic programs at the college, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. The museum is gaining wide recognition as the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, The Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system. The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of contemporary artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Carolee Schneemann, Ushio Shinohara, historic Woodstock artists Eugene Speicher and Charles Rosen, and Hudson Valley luminaries Russel Wright and Dick Polich.

Museum Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Holidays, and Intersessions.
For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit, or call (845) 257-3844.