Permanent Print Collection


About The Collection

Since 1980, CPW has collected contemporary prints, video works, audiotapes, and slides in keeping with the CPW’s Mission.

This includes a permanent collection of photographs and photo-based works culled from artists who have participated in CPW’s programs. Works are collected for educational programs. The collection includes the Jean Gaede/ Fritzi Striebel Archive, an historical archive of photographs and audio tapes focused on the Woodstock Maverick Festivals.

CPW’s Permanent Print Collection of over 1,750 contemporary photographs had been assembled through the generous gifts of artists who have participated in our programs, individual donors, and the annual Photography Now exhibition acquisition prize.

About Our Partner

In 1995, CPW’s permanent print collection was transferred to the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz on a long-term extended loan. The collection has been developed over a period of over 30 years and includes contemporary photographs and photo-based works.

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz opened in fall 2000 in the newly expanded and renovated College Art Gallery (founded in 1964) under the direction of Museum Director, Neil C. Trager. The museum occupies more than 17,000 square feet of new and renovated facilities, making it one of the largest art museums within the State University of New York.

Prior to its transformation into the Dorsky, the College Art Gallery provided direct support to the academic programs at SUNY New Paltz, and has served the surrounding community as a significant cultural resource for over 35 years.