Annual Art Uncorked benefit for the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz returns on Oct. 6

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces Art Uncorked 2020, a fundraising event that will be held online on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6-7 p.m.

Art Uncorked is The Dorsky Museum’s premier fundraising event of the year, with proceeds supporting exhibitions, publications and educational programs for New Paltz students and the broader public. This year’s event will be presented online, with guests invited to attend safely from the comfort of their homes.

The Dorsky is pleased to recognize Mickey Jamal and Susana Torruella Leval, as this year’s Special Honored Guests. (Grace) Angela Henry will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Marcuse (Cusie) Pfeifer (1936-2020), who was the Art Uncorked 2019 Special Honored Guest and this year’s Honorary Chair.

The online event welcomes guests into the Museum for up-close-and-personal visits with Museum leadership and staff, providing a behind-the-scenes perspective on how the Museum is thriving during the pandemic by presenting programs that celebrate our diverse communities.

The program includes a signature, DIY cocktail and appetizer created by Bruce Kazan ’79, the chef and owner of Main Course Catering + Marketplace, and culminates in a live appeal to support the Education and Exhibition programs.

Please use this link to purchase tickets to join the Art Uncorked celebration this year.

Contact with questions or for more information.

About the Art Uncorked 2020 Special Honored Guests

Mickey Jamal, founder and CEO of CPD Energy, opened his first gas station in New Paltz in 1981, with a vision to double in size every five years and to become the best in the industry. Nearly 40 years later, that first gas station remains the cornerstone of a retail and wholesale enterprise that spans New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Jamal is a member of the Board of Directors of the SUNY New Paltz Foundation and is extremely active in the community. He lives in New Paltz with his wife, Kay, and is a long-time supporter of the Samuel Dorsky Museum.

Susana Torruella Leval is director emerita of El Museo del Barrio, New York City’s leading Latino cultural institution. She served as the museum’s director from 1994-2002, after four years as its chief curator.

Torruella Leval is also a Trustee Emerita of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Aperture Foundation, and Dreamyard, and a member of the Board of Trustees of The Brooklyn Museum. She has enjoyed a strong relationship with The Dorsky Museum for many years and was the curator of its 2012 exhibition, “Eugene Ludins: An American Fantasist.”

The Dorsky gratefully acknowledges the support of Art Uncorked major sponsors, including Mary Elizabeth Bannon ’81, Phil Berkowitz and  Maryann Quinn, William Burback and Peter Hofmann, Bob Dandrew / New World Foundation, Howard Greenberg, Johanna Hecht and Raymond Sokolov, Evie Klein and Bob Owens, Dani Korwin ’73 and Anthony DiGuiseppe, Floyd Lattin and Ward L.E. Mintz, Isabel and Julio Nazario, Michael S. Nelson, Mary ’70g and Jim Ottaway Jr. ’18 HON, Linda Sweet, Janine Tramontana and Gareth Old, and other generous individuals.

The Dorsky also thanks business sponsors, including Chestnut Market – a division of CPD Energy, Chronogram Media, Francis Smith & Sons, Inc., Hudson Valley Goldsmith, SUNY New Paltz Foundation, W.B. Law Coffee Co., WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and other generous businesses.

About The Dorsky Museum
Through its collections, exhibitions and public programs, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art supports and enriches the academic programs at the College and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, The Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums in the SUNY system. Since its official dedication in 2001, The Dorsky has presented more than 100 exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of contemporary artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Carolee Schneemann and Ushio Shinohara.

For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit or call (845) 257-3844.