Monday, September 24, 2012

Artists in America


Nassau County Museum of Art

November 2012
 
Artists in AmericaOpening November 17

EXHIBITIONS
 

MAIN GALLERIES
Through November 4, 2012 (opened July 21)
Marc ChagallMarc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall shares his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition is supported by the Saltzman Family Foundation and The David Berg Foundation.

CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
Through November 4, 2012 (opened July 21)
Sydney Chastain-Chapman & Julie TremblayThe Contemporary Collectors Gallery exhibition pairs sculptural work by Julie Tremblay with paintings and works on paper by Sydney Chastain-Chapman. Both are New York artists whose work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions in North America and Europe. Tremblay’s life-sized sculptures and installations are created from discarded industrial materials that allow the viewer to look within the work, making the inside as important as the outside. Working in a flat, representational style, Chastain-Chapman’s work uses vibrant hues to depict the figures and settings of her paintings.
 
Opening November 17 in the Main Galleries!

MAIN GALLERIES
November 17, 2012 through February 24, 2013
Artists in America
Highlights of the Collection from the
New Britain Museum of American Art 
Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American paintings rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present examples of photography, collage and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt.  All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut.
 
Opening November 17 in the Contemporary Gallery

CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
November 17, 2012 through February 24, 2012
Excerpts in EncausticEncaustic, or pigmented wax, art by Martin Kline whose work and accompanying monographs, Martin Kline: Romantic Nature was recently seen in a solo exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art. In addition to the New Britain, Kline, who lives and works in Rhinebeck, NY, has been seen in exhibitions in Houston, Milwaukee, Portland, West Palm Beach, Mexico, Copenhagen, Zurich, and many venues in New York City and the metro area.
 

ON THE GROUNDSOngoing
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 TrailsThe museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods, perfect for family hikes or independent exploration.

GardensFrom 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
 
FILM
Screening daily at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Through November 4
Artists of the 20th Century: Marc ChagallThis 50-minute film explores Marc Chagall’s roots in Vitebsk, which are so strongly reflected in his art. From his earliest years, Chagall’s work was drawn from the sights, legends and heritage of his Russian-Jewish village. The film demonstrates how, throughout his career, Chagall was creating dreamlike visions of humans, animals and Russian village scenes, all employing the expressive power of color. Free with museum admission, No reservations. First come, first seated.

LECTURE/DISCUSSION
Saturday, November 3 at 3 p.m.
Meet Artist Julie TremblayArtist Julie Tremblay, whose work is on view in the Contemporary Collectors Gallery through November 4, discusses her sculpture and large-scale installations as well as her use of non-traditional, discarded industrial materials. Admission is $15 (members, $5) and includes museum admission. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members, free).

FOR THE FAMILY
Sundays from 1 p.m.
November 4, 18 & 25
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 supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum is free with museum admission, reservations are not needed. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members, free).

FILM SERIES
Screening daily at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (except during special programs)
November 17, 2012 through February 24, 2013
“Artists in America” Film SeriesSix Different Days, Six Different Films!
Tuesdays-Romantics & Realists: Whistler (2006)
Wednesdays-Great Women Artists: Georgia O’Keeffe (2000)
Thursdays-Discovery of Art: Maxfield Parrish (2008)
Fridays-Robert Motherwell: Storming the Citadel (2010)
Saturdays-Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting (1991)
Sundays-Norman Rockwell’s World, an American Dream (1972)
All films relate to the museum’s current exhibition, Artists in America. Free with museum admission, No reservations. First come, first seated.


 
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Log onto nassaumuseum.org/events
for details on events and reservations.
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
Weekends only there is a $2 per car parking fee (members free)
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. There is a $2 parking fee on weekends (members, 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, governed by a privately elected board of trustees, is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit, private educational institution. The museum’s programs and exhibitions 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, as well as government and foundation grants. 
Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, hours and directions or log onto nassaumuseum.org.

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