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 and Long Island Collects Modern Art. The exhibitions open on July 25 and remain on view through November 8, 2015. These two exhibitions 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 MoMA's famed PS 1 gallery. A Long Islander, Olt’s abstractions form a unique hybrid of ceramics and painting.
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.
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. Free with museum admission.
FOR THE FAMILY
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Family Tour at 1 p.m.
September 6, 13, 20
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. Not offered on September 27; see special family program for that day.
Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
September 9, October 7
Bird Watching for Beginners
Rebecca Oyer, education manager at Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and
Audubon Center, leads an observation of birds on the museum’s beautiful property. Learn how to use field marks, habitat, behavior and song to identify birds. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Fee is $10 per class (payable in cash on the day of the class). Please write to the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place in the class of your choice. Limit is 15 per class. Meet at the Art School parking lot (first building on the left as you enter the grounds).
Sunday, September 20, 3-4 p.m.
Artist in the Galleries
Long Island artist Frank Olt, whose colorful and dynamic work is presently on view in the Contemporary Gallery, greets museum visitors and answers questions about his work and career. Reservations not needed. Free with museum admission.
Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.
September 24, October 29
Brown Bag Lectures
Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on the extensive range of art included THE MODERNS: Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso, and more…. Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection and Long Island Collects Modern Art. Afterward, join the 2 p.m. public exhibition tour. Free with museum admission. Reservations not needed; first come, first seated.
Saturday, September 26 at 3 p.m.
Andrew Geller: Deconstructed
Jake Gorst, author and filmmaker
Jake Gorst, grandson of architect Andrew Geller and the author of a newly-published book, Andrew Geller: Deconstructed(Glitterati Incorporated, ©2015), presents a talk on Geller, an architectural icon who designed many of Long Island's modernist beach houses. Gorst, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, will sign copies of his book. Admission is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers and includes museum admission. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.
FOR THE FAMILY
Sunday, September 27, 1-4 p.m.
A Day of Construction:
Imagine, Design, Build
Families will work together to design and build inventive 3D constructions including super tall towers using unexpected materials, blueprint designs for a new museum, and a large scale cardboard city with members of the NYC art collective Free Style Arts Association. Museum admission plus $8 per family materials fee. This event is in place of Family Sundays.
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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 from1 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 onto nassaumuseum.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.