Thursday, December 7, 2023

SUNDAY, December 10, 2023: Westchester Sketchers at the Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase


The Neuberger Museum of Art, located at the heart of SUNY Purchase College, is a vital cultural resource of modern, contemporary, and African art for Westchester County, NY, and beyond.  From the mid-century American and African art that form the collection's core to the presentation of contemporary art, the museum continues the commitment of founding patron Roy R. Neuberger (1903-2010) by championing the art of our time.

Current exhibits include:

Dennis Oppenheim: The Assembly Line

Throughout his long career, Dennis Oppenheim explored a myriad of art practices: conceptual art, land art, body art, performance, and public art. Contemporary to other major American artists who grew out of the minimalist school that emerged in the late sixties, by the 1980s he had begun creating immersive sculptures.

The Assembly Line (with By-Products from a Mechanical Trance) is part of Oppenheim’s “Factory Series,” in which elaborate systems of industrial imagery become metaphors for men­tal activity, giving physical form to creative impulses and other cerebral processes. His work encompasses both the compulsive manufacture of notions and the cathartic alchemy of inspiration when ideas become artwork and transfer the artist’s meaning to another’s mind.

A Special Look: Louis Michel Eilshemius

The largest body of work by a single artist in the Neuberger Museum of Art’s collection is by Louis Michel Eilshemius, who is represented by more than a hundred paintings, watercolors, and drawings.

This exhibit features a focused group of works created by the artist between 1874 and 1909 that reflect his academic training and interest in the longstanding European tradition of landscape painting.  Like many of his predecessors from the nineteenth century, Eilshemius traveled throughout Europe and made several journeys to distant countries.  His works were created both “en plein air,” and in his studio after images from his sketchbook.

From Your Collection: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Voices

This exhibition showcases the work of fifteen leading artists from across the Americas.   It features a selection of paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures that have been donated to, or purchased by, the Neuberger Museum of Art over the last decade. Many of these works tie to global contemporary debates, while also referencing specific realities through a variety of voices in order to better understand the global nature of the world we live in, and explore the multiple voices at the base of fruitful contemporary debates that challenge it.


DATE: SUNDAY, December 10, 2023.

Start time: 12:00 Noon

LOCATION: Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College
State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577. Phone: 914-251-6100 

PARKING Information:
Museum visitors should park in the West 1 Visitor Parking Lot. From the main entrance to the Purchase College campus, turn left and continue on the West Loop for approximately one mile; the entrance to the West 1 parking lot will be on your right.

Use the pay station located near The Performing Arts Center (located near the ADA-accessible handicap parking spaces) to obtain your parking receipt. Select the duration of your stay and follow the on-screen instructions to obtain your printed receipt. Be sure to place the receipt face up on your vehicle’s dashboard.

The Museum is located on the Southwest side of the Main Campus Plaza.  Please walk up the stairs, near Parking West 1, and continue to walk straight, following the signs to the Neuberger Museum of Art. 

LUNCH: Due to our later start, we will not break for lunch.  Please bring a snack/lunch to have if you get hungry. There are no food options at the Museum Store.  However, there are options on campus.

SHOW and TELL: 3:00 PM. We will share our drawings and tell stories. This is the social part of our day and is not to be missed.

  • Admission is currently FREE for all visitors.
  • Stools will be available from the Museum.
  • During your visit, please remember these rules for the exhibit areas:
    • No food or beverages 
    • No flash photography
    • No pens or markers (you may use pencils to write/draw)

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507

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