Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nassau County Museum of Art

September & October 2011

Closed for Show Change September 5— 16
Reopening September 17


Through September 4, 2011 (opened on May 21)
American photographer Richard Avedon worked in New York from the 1950s through to the 21st century. He is highly regarded for revolutionizing the genre of portraiture and is known for his depictions of politicians, artists, models, and Hollywood stars, among them Audrey Hepburn, Bob Dylan, Marilyn Monroe, and Andy Warhol. Avedon created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century. His influence in the world of fashion photography created the transition to the emotionally compelling images we see today.

Through September 4, 2011 (opened on May 21)
Formulation: Articulation includes 127 silk-screened prints based on geometric designs and complex relationships of color. In these prints, Josef Albers (1888-1976) explores different effects of perception, such as the illusion of movement and the interaction of adjacent colors. His color research extended into such series as Treble Clef, Variations on a Theme, and Homage to the Square, all represented in this portfolio. An overview of Albers’ life work, this series of prints was published in 1972 by Harry N. Abrams, New York. The images were selected and arranged in specific order by Albers himself.

Through September 4, 2011 (opened on May 21)
Sculptures sited among Hudson Valley landscapes will be seen in Robert Hite: Imagined Histories. Hite is a sculptor, painter and photographer whose work reflects nature and the surrounding landscape. From 2006 to 2010, he installed and photographed a series of mixed/media architectural sculptures called Imagined Histories: Hudson Valley Landscapes. The exhibitions in the Contemporary Gallery and Art Space for Children include sculpture from this series and black and white photographs of works from the series. The works of the exhibitions have been selected by Elaine Berger for the museum’s Contemporary Collectors Circle and by Museum Director Karl E. Willers, Ph.D.

Opening September 17 in the Main Galleries
September 17, 2011 through November 27, 2011
This exhibition features an early first edition of Los Caprichos, a set of 80 etchings by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes that was published in 1799. It is one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western art.

Opening September 17 in the Second Floor Galleries
September 17, 2011 through November 27, 2011
Rimer Cardillo of Uruguay is one of the most prominent South American artists working today and a preeminent printmaker who is well known for his pioneering technical innovations. He creates major outdoor pieces that he refers to as “cupi” (from the native Guarani word for anthill), as well as photo and film based documentaries.


Sculpture Park
More than 50 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.

Walking Trails
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.


Sundays from 1 p.m.
September 4. 18 & 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a 1 p.m. docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30 p.m., supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum are free with museum admission. Weekend parking fee is $2 (members free). Family Sundays are held in the museum’s main building, the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building.

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Docent Led Tours of the Main Galleries Exhibition, Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
Docent Led Family Tours, Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tours are free with museum admission
There is a $2 per car parking fee on weekends (members free)
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road) in Roslyn Harbor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered at 2 p.m. each day. Admission to the galleries in the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $4 for students and children (4-12). Admission includes entrance to the Art Space for Children. Hours for the Art Space for Children are Tuesday through Sunday 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission for the Art Space only is $5 for adults, $4 for children 4-12. Members are admitted free. There is a $2 parking fee on weekends (no charge to members). The Museum Gift Shop is open during museum hours.

Nassau County Museum of Art and its activities are made possible through the support of Nassau County, under County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature, the museum’s board of trustees, memberships, corporate memberships, event and exhibition sponsors, admissions, special events, private and corporate donations, and government and foundation grants. The museum is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution that is governed by a privately elected board of trustees.

Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, hours and directions or log onto

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