As with love, when art enters your life, it can shake things up, taking your world in new directions and laying out new priorities. This certainly happened in the Dorsky family, which collectively runs Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, an organization that presents independently curated exhibitions of contemporary art in Long Island City.

It all started with Samuel Dorsky, who had been enormously successful as a businessman, then, in 1963, turned to what really interested him – art. Having built over time a sizable collection of modern and contemporary pieces, he opened a gallery, showing and selling works by Henry Moore, Richard Hunt and Willem de Kooning, among others, while building lasting relationships with the artists.