WAAM’s Collection is now online on the HVVACC

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 23, 2017

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz (Dorsky Museum), the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and the Women’s Studio Workshop-members of the Hudson Valley Visual Arts Collections Consortium-have launched of a digital collections project featuring thousands of Hudson Valley-related artworks from their combined collections.

Collection images and information are now available for viewing 24 hours a day at http://www.hvvacc.org/

The permanent collections of the above organizations, which are largely hidden from public view except through periodic exhibitions of selected works, contain outstanding examples of American art. Artworks include works from the Hudson River School of Art, the first American school of art, as well as a survey of works from the Woodstock colony-one of the oldest artist colonies in the country-photographs by American masters both historic and contemporary, art from well-known New York City-based painters and sculptors from the 1920s-1970s, and unique contemporary art from the country’s largest repository of hand-printed artists’ books.

Over time, it is anticipated that other organizations in the region will join the Consortium and add images and information from their collections to the digital collection available on the Consortium website.

This project was made possible through funding from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (through a grant to the Dorsky Museum) and from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Promotion and Services Fund administrated by Dutchess County Arts Council (through a grant to the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild). Funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Dorsky Museum provided support for the multi-year digitization process of 15,000 collection objects.

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