MAIN GALLERIES & SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
March 21 to July 12, 2015
Out of the Vault: 25 Years of Collecting
Highlights Include Works by John James Audubon,
Vintage Posters, Photography by Larry Fink, Pop Art Prints,
Tiffany Paintings and Objects, and Much More!
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Nassau County Museum of Art is presenting Out of the Vault: 25 Years of Collecting, the first comprehensive exhibition of works from the permanent collection. This presentation highlights patrons’ numerous gifts to the Museum over the last quarter century, many of which have never, or rarely, been exhibited. Each gallery space within this multifaceted presentation will focus on different themes such as portraiture, landscapes, paintings and objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany, post-war prints and vintage posters of many eras. The exhibit explores a diverse range of artists who are strongly represented in the Museum’s collections, among them naturalist John James Audubon, photographer Larry Fink and Pop art icons Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers and Robert Indiana, among others.
CONTEMPORARY COLLECTORS GALLERY
March 21 to July 12, 2015
Vernacular Visions reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Long Island’s artistic community through the work of three prominent painters and a sculptor: Susan Cushing of Southampton, Richard Gachot of Old Westbury, Francisco Villagran, and Burt Young, both of Port Washington.
July 25-November 8, 2015
Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso, and more….
In a sweeping showcase of modern art, Nassau County Museum of Art presents two exhibitions, Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection andLong Island Collects Modern Art. The exhibitions open on July 25 and remain on view through November 8, 2015. The previous advance announcement of the showing of the Saltzman Family Collection is replaced by these two exhibitions that together fall under the title THE MODERNS: Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso and more….
THE MODERNS: Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection continues celebrations of the Museum’s 25th anniversary year with an exhibition of early 20th-century modern art. The exhibition honors the Museum’s Founding President, the late Ambassador Arnold A. Saltzman, who during his life formed one of America’s great private collections of early modernist painting and sculpture. The exhibition includes works by well-known modernists such as Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Constantin Brancusi, Edgar Degas, Robert Delaunay, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and many others.
THE MODERNS: Long Island Collects Modern Art, organized by guest curator Franklin Hill Perrell, draws together choice examples of 20th-century art from significant Long Island collections. This special presentation embraces a wide range of treasures by pioneering artists of the modernist era, among them Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Dali, Léger, Chagall, Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.
SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
July 25-November 8, 2015
Posters of the Russian Revolution: 1917-1921
In the stormy period that began with the 1917 October Revolution, poster art became a principal means of communicating the ideals of Communism to the largely illiterate peasantry of Russia. Graphic, inexpensively produced posters carried the Revolution’s message and served to capture the minds and souls of the masses. These vibrant posters, depicting the new collective means of production in mines, fields and factories, were designed and executed by some of the foremost Russian artists of the time. Offered in conjunction with The Saltzman Family Collection, this exhibition is comprised of a collection of Russian revolutionary posters that was gifted to Nassau County Museum of Art by the Arnold A. Saltzman Family Foundation.
July 25-November 8, 2015
Frank Olt: New Works
Frank Olt's colorful and dynamic installation of small-scale work will occupy the Museum's Contemporary Gallery in a solo exhibition. A product of New York's minimalist tradition, Olt was an artist in residence at NYC's famed P.S. 1 gallery. His abstractions, a unique hybrid of ceramics and painting, have been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. A Long Islander, Olt maintains studios in Oyster Bay and Manhattan.
Approximately 40 works, many of them monumental in size, by renowned artists including Fernando Botero, Tom Otterness, George Rickey and Mark DiSuvero among others, are situated to interact with nature on the museum’s magnificent 145-acre property.
The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods, perfect for family hikes or independent exploration.
From restored formal gardens of historic importance to quiet little nooks for dreaming away an afternoon, the museum’s 145 acre property features many lush examples of horticultural arts. Come view our expanded gardens and beautiful new path to the museum.
March 21-July 12, 2015
54-minute documentary, 2007
Tuesday-Saturday: Screenings at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Drawn from Nature
A film about John James Audubon
From PBS’ American Masters series, Drawn from Nature presents the dramatic life story of naturalist John James Audubon, an adventurer and self-taught artist who saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time (1785-1851). A symbol of the American wilderness, Audubon’s achievements are staggering: His book The Birds of America, for which he served as artist, writer, publisher and promoter, includes 435 life-sized prints and was the largest book printed in the 19th century. Free with Museum admission.
FOR THE FAMILY
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Family Tour at 1 p.m.
July 5, 12, 26
Family Sundays at the Museum
Converse, collaborate and create together during Family Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Family Sundays begin with exhibition-based gallery conversations. Families then go on to explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas with our museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives with the opportunity to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New projects are featured every week! Reservations not needed. Free with Museum admission. Please note: The Museum is closed for show change on July 19 – No Family Sundays.
July 25-November 8, 2015
30-minute documentary, 2011
Tuesday-Saturday:* Screenings at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday:* 11 a.m. & 12 p.m.
*with exceptions for special programs
Edgar Degas of Dandies, Ballerinas, and Woman Ironing
This documentary follows the trail of the painter Edgar Degas through nocturnal Paris at the turn of the century, in the Paris Opera and the concert cafes. Edgar Degas, the son of an Italian banker, had stopped studying law to become a painter. Degas was a brilliant portraitist, but even more than this he loved to paint the dynamics of movement in horse races, to sketch the milliners on the boulevards, to depict with his paintbrush or pastel crayons the young women who worked as laundresses and water-carriers. Similar to but unique within the Impressionist art movement he helped to start, his art captured the fleeting moments of movement and light in the flow of modern life.
FOR THE FAMILY
July 31, August 7 & 14, 10-11 a.m.
Hear It! See It! Draw It!
A morning program that invites young children ages 3-5 and their caregivers into the galleries to listen to stories, explore works of art and create drawings inspired by what they see and hear. A different story is read each week! Limited to 20 children and their adult companions. Free with Museum admission but registration required. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicate how many in your group and desired date.
SUMMER ART & SCIENCE DAY CAMP
Session I: July 27-August 7
Session II: August 10-August 21
Summer Art Lab
Art • Explore Nature • Discover • Have Fun
Indoor and outdoor adventures that offer playful and creative opportunities for children through a mix of art making, science activities, group projects and more. Activities include hands-on art making (printmaking, sculpture, painting and more), sketching, gallery games, story time, outdoor scavenger hunts, hiking and journaling. Customized classes for children 5 to 8 are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and for ages 9 to 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more or to register, log onto nassaumuseum.org, Summer Art Lab tab upper left-hand of page.
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Docent Led Exhibition Tours, Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
Docent Led Family Tours, Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tours are free with museum admission
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered at 2 p.m. each day; tours of the mansion are offered each Saturday at 1 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations needed. Tours are free with museum admission. Family art activities and family tours are offered Sundays from 1 pm; free with museum admission. Call (516) 484-9338, ext. 12 to inquire about group tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children (4 to12). Members are admitted free. The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log ontonassaumuseum.org.
Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and is governed by a privately elected Board of Trustees. The Museum and its programs are made possible through the support of Nassau County under County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature; the Board of Trustees and Museum Members; Sponsors of Exhibitions and Events, Government and Foundation Grants, Corporate and Private Donors as well as earned income.
Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, hours and directions or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
March 28, 2015 -- The Nassau County Museum of Art hosted an opening reception this past Friday evening for its Spring 2015 exhibit, Out of the Vault: 25 Years of Collecting. A celebration of the Museum's 25th anniversary, the exhibit showcases works from it's permanent collection that have rarely or never been on public display. Each gallery focuses on a particular theme or artist, but collectively the treasures on exhibit offer something for everyone, from art enthusiasts of varying tastes, to history buffs and nature lovers. READ MORE
THE MODERNS AT THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART THIS SUMMER - OPENING JULY 25
Two modernist exhibitions open at Nassau County Museum of Art on July 25
Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection & Long Island Collects Modern Art
In a sweeping showcase of modern art, entitled the Moderns: Chagal, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso and more…. the Nassau County Museum of Art opens two exhibitions, Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection andLong Island Collects Modern Art on Saturday, July 25. The exhibitions remain on view through November 8, 2015. READ MORE