March & April 2014 Closed for Show Change February 24-March 7
March & April 2014 Closed for Show Change February 24-March 7 Reopening March 8 with Garden Party
EXHIBITIONS MAIN GALLERIES March 8, 2014 to July 6, 2014Garden PartyGarden Party explores the imagery of fête champêtre—outdoor entertainments and garden parties—through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs. The guest curators, Franklin Hill Perrell, the Museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emeritus at the Museum of the City of New York, have assembled a bouquet of paintings and objects illustrating the appeal of flowers in every season. Included are works by a range of artists emerging from many different traditions, among them Louis Comfort Tiffany, Marc Chagall, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Maurice Prendergast, David Hockney, Janet Fish, Jane Freilicher, Robert Mapplethorpe and Georgia O’Keeffe, among others. SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES March 8, 2014 to July 6, 2014AftermodernisM Spring 2014 "AM @ NCMA - 0314"The work of Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard broadens the AftermodernisM concept of fractured asymmetry. This exhibition illustrates the broad range of AM styles spanning non-objective abstraction through sharp focused realism. Some works are a synthesis of abstraction and figuration expressed in new and innovative ways. When these three artists become completely abstract they bring the AM aesthetic into a new form of minimal art. Organized by Alison Wolfson and Elaine Berger for the museum’s Contemporary Collectors Circle.
Ongoing Sculpture Park More than 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.
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. March 8-July 6 (with exceptions for special programs) Outdoor LifeOutdoor Life, a 50-minute film, explores man’s relationship to the countryside through representations of Large Winter Scene (Averchamp), Clear Weather in the Valley (anonymous), Luncheon of the Boating Party (Renoir), La Grande Jatte (Seurat) and Max Schmitt in a Single Scull (Eakins). Free with Museum admission.
FOR THE FAMILY Sundays, 1-4 p.m. March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20 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 are free with museum admission, reservations are not needed. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members, free). Note: No Family Sundays at the Museum on April 27 – plan to attend the special program, Celebrate Earth Day.
LECTURE Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m. O’Keeffe Close UpFranklin Hill PerrellIn conjunction with the museum’s new exhibition Garden Party, Franklin Hill Perrell looks at flowers from the unique perspective of the mid-century modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) who is famed for her distinctive depictions of flowers. Perrell, the museum’s former senior curator and the co-curator of Garden Party, also discusses the complicated, very modern and artistically productive marriage between O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Admission is $15 (members, $5) and includes museum admission. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.
GALLERY VISITS Sundays at 3 p.m. April 6, May 4, June 8, June 22 Artists in the GalleriesMeet Carson Fox, whose work is in Garden Party, and the three artists whose work is featured in the second floor galleries exhibition, AftermodernisM 2014—Michael Bevilacqua, Ridley Howard and James Busby.Learn about their art, inspirations and artistic process. Michael Bevilacqua appears on April 6, Ridley Howard on May 4, Carson Fox on June 8 and James Busby on June 22. These events are free with Museum admission.
OUTDOOR LEARNING Wednesdays at 9 a.m. April 9, May 14, June 11 Bird Watching for BeginnersTheodore Roosevelt Sanctuary Rich SantangeloLearn how to use field marks, habitat, behavior and song to identify our feathered friends. Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary’s education coordinator and long-time bird watcher Rich Santangelo leads beginners through the techniques of bird watching. He’ll guide an observation of the spring migration of birds on the Museum’s beautiful grounds. Museum members only! Admission per session is $10, sessions are limited to 10 people. Payment is in cash the day of the watch. Meet at the Art Studio (first building on left as you enter the grounds).
EXHIBITION TALK Thursday, 1-2 p.m. April 10, May 8, June 5 Brown Bag LecturesRiva EttusBring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on the artists and works featured in the museum’s major new exhibition, Garden Party. Afterward, join the 2 p.m. public exhibition tour. Free with museum admission. Reservations not needed; first come, first seated.
MUSEUM VISIT Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. International Slow Art DayJoin in this annual international event as people commit to look at art slowly at local museums and galleries. All over the world, museum-goers take time out from busy schedules to slow down and spend time with art. Family groups should ask for the Family Guide and activity sheet at the front desk. Free with museum admission. This is a reciprocal membership benefit with Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and The Heckscher Museum of Art; on April 12, members of those two museums receive free admission to Nassau County Museum of Art. SCHOOL VACATION BREAK ART WORKSHOPS Tuesday-Thursday, April 15-17 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day Brake for ArtStop and make time for art during the spring vacation week. Brake for Art features gallery tours and hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Docents present family-friendly gallery tours. Following are art activities that encourage children and adults to develop their own creative responses. The workshops, with different art projects each day, are inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, Garden Party, and also by the work of artists in the second floor galleries exhibition, AftermodernisM: 2014. Museum admission plus $8 per family materials fee.
FOR FAMILIES April 27, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate Earth DayFree Style Arts NYCFree Style Arts NYC returns to the Museum to mark Earth Day with art that is inspired by nature. Families will create flowers, paper bag animals and insects. Special guest appearance by Professor Pea from Bean Sprouts Cooking School who promises hands-on fun with food—create an IMAGINIBBLE treat with locally-sourced, organic foods. Museum admission plus $8 per family materials fee.
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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
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 openTuesday-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. # # # 2/14 Media Contact: Doris Meadows, (516) 609-9696, firstname.lastname@example.orgPublic Information: Nassau County Museum of Art, (516) 484-9337; nassaumuseum.org