JUDY & LAURENCE CUTLER, FOUNDERS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION, DISCUSS MAXFIELD PARRISH AND THE ARTISTS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION
Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists
Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m.
Maxfield Parrish, also known as the Master of Make-Believe, was among the greatest illustrators of the first half of the 20th century. His enigmatic and luminescent illustrations coupled with his vibrant works of art made him one of America’s most beloved, popular and respected artists. At Nassau County Museum of Art on Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m., Judy and Laurence Cutler, co-founders of the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI, and curators of the Maxfield Parrish exhibition on view at Nassau Museum, present Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists, a discussion of the varying styles and trends throughout Parrish’s eight-decade long career leading to his amazing success, as well as that of his contemporaries and how the greatest Golden Age illustrators each influenced one another.
Judy and Laurence Cutler are widely-recognized experts on American illustration art. Architectural Digest called Judy Goffman Cutler the “undisputed doyenne of American Illustration.” As a founder also of the American Illustrators Gallery, Judy Cutler broke ground by showing Norman Rockwell’s art works in exhibitions across this country and later, through Europe and Asia. She also has assembled and curated private collections for such notables as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Ross Perot and others. Laurence Cutler is an architect, urban designer, author, educator and advertising executive who taught architecture and urban design at Harvard, M.I.T. and Rhode Island School of Design. He has received National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Fulbright Hayes Grant, Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Alpha Rho Chi medal, Harvard’s Milton Fund grants and scholarships as well as design awards from the American Institute of Architecture.
Admission for Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists on Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m. at Nassau County Museum of Art is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers and includes museum admission. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.
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 tours and art activities 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 with ID and children aged 4 to 12. Members and children under 4 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 onto nassaumuseum.org.
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