Friday, September 30, 2011

Nassau County Museum of Art Reopening December 10



December 2011/January 2012

Closed for Show Change November 28—December 9
Reopening December 10


 
EXHIBITIONS


Opening December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011 though March 18, 2012
The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Works from a Long Island Collection
Drawn from an important Long Island collection, this major exhibition showcases approximately 125 oils and works on paper by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), an American artist most closely associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. Centered on Tiffany’s paintings, which he created for himself to memorialize his travels and surroundings, The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany offers an uncommon glimpse into the artist’s personal world and travels. The exhibition, the first in the metropolitan area since 1979 to focus on Tiffany’s paintings, also includes some examples of Tiffany’s decorative arts, especially stained glass lamps and windows.


ON THE GROUNDS
Ongoing

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.

Gardens
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.



EVENTS


FOR THE FAMILY
Sundays from 1 p.m.
December 11 & 18
January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Family Sundays at the Museum
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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