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Walking Tour with Professor Emeritus, William B. Rhoads

On October 30, 2014, SUNY New Paltz Professor Emeritus, William B. Rhoads, led a walking tour of the campus, Village of New Paltz and Historic Huguenot Street for students of Prof. Carso’s Art of the Hudson Valley.

The Musée Picasso reopens in Paris » Apollo Magazine

The museum, housed in the exquisite 17th-century Hôtel Salé (built for the salt tax gatherer Pierre Aubert) in the Marais district, is transformed.

Hôtel Salé--renovated home of the Musée Picasso, reopened on October 25, 2014

There is much more exhibition space, so about 400 of the museum’s 5,000 works will be on show at any one time. The display is arranged bottom to top: the basement houses six galleries showing studio work. The ground floor is devoted to early work, and the first and second floors to that of the 1920s, ’30s and the war period. The top floor is newly opened to the public, and displays some 50 paintings Picasso owned by other artists – from a Chardin still life to a full-size Renoir study for a finished painting now in Philadelphia’s Barnes Collection.

via The Musée Picasso reopens in Paris » Apollo Magazine

Happy Halloween!

Grandoe Gloves by Andy Warhol, 1956, advertisement for Harper's Bazaar

Open House Fall 2014

Professors Wolf and Heuer greeted more students than ever for Open House, held on Saturday, October 25. Check out our new slide show featuring the activities of the Art History department

Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich at Catherine Edelman

this is insane…FUN! Read below for an explanation


No. this isn't Warhol, it is Malkovich Andy_Warhol___Self_Portrait_Fright_Wig


In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states: “John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I’m truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator.”




Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters | Catherine Edelman Gallery.

Great Turnout for Wilderness50 Art History Lecture

Early Draft of the Constitution on View

Hey, it’s Constitution Day.
Williamstown, MA, The Clark Art Institute has an early draft of the Constitution on view in its exhibit Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution on view through November 2, 2014 with Free Admission today, Constitution Day. Also on view are Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thanks to Sarah Davis, co-President of the Art History Association, for the heads up!

TODAY!!! Art History Faculty Gives Wilderness 50 Talk

Art History Department Chair, Kerry Dean Carso, will give a talk, Landscapes of Nationalism and the Roots of Conservation in 19th-Century America, as part of the celebrations for Wilderness 50. Learn about American landscape paintings of the period and how they relate to both the formation of national identity and the roots of the conservation movement.

Landscapes of Nationalism and the Roots of Conservation in 19th-Century America

SUNY New Paltz, Sept 22, 2014, LC104, 7 pm

Kerry Dean Carso

Hudson River School, Forever® | USPS Stamps

12th Issuance of the <i>American Treasures series, American Treasures

Four works by major artists of the Hudson River School were issued as postage stamps by the U.S. Postal Service in August 2014. They are the 12th issuance in the series, American Treasures.

When the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz exhibited The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society, back in 2009 during the Hudson 400 celebrations, the Museum and the Art History Department organized a companion symposium Revisiting the Hudson: Nineteenth-century Landscape Painting in Context. Click the link for a flickr photo album of pictures from this event.

Organizer Prof. Kerry Dean Carso, now Art History Department Chair, has announced that the papers from this symposium will go to press. Watch this space for more news.

Hudson River School, Forever® | USPS Stamps.

Becoming a Masterpiece, v. 2.0

Another group of creative responses to Prof. Keely Heuer’s challenge
to her Art of the Western World I students: Become a Masterpiece!