Summer Happenings at Nassau County Museum of Art

Summer at Nassau County Museum of Art gallery exhibits, nature walks, films and a summer arts camp that includes printmaking, sculpture, painting and more.
The museum is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor. Call (516) 484-9338 for more information, or visit the museum website

Here's this summer's lineup:

Through July 6
Garden Party
Chagall, Hockney, Mapplethorpe, O’Keeffe, Rivers, Rosenquist, Tiffany, More! 
Garden 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.

Through July 6
AftermodernisM Spring 2014 
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.

July 19, 2014 to November 9
Still Life: 1970s Photorealism
Works from the Yale University Art Gallery
Still Life displays works associated with Photorealism—a movement comprising painters who took photography as their subject and sculptors who recreated the human body with surprising accuracy. A significant trend in art of the 1970s, Photorealism has sometimes been described since then as a more mechanical offshoot of 1960’s Pop art. However, the works in Still Life make a compelling argument that Photorealists captured life in the 1970s with a grittier honesty than has previously been acknowledged. These works have renewed relevance as the ability of photography to capture “the real” has undergone dramatic changes and continues to develop in unanticipated ways. Among the leading artists whose work is included in Still Life are Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber.  This exhibition was organized at the Yale University Art Gallery by Cathleen Chaffee, now Curator at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
July 19, 2014 to November 9
Tiffany’s Orient
Tiffany’s Orient, drawn from a large collection that was accepted into the Museum’s permanent collection several years ago, reflects the artist’s fascination with the Orient through paintings he created to memorialize his travels and surroundings in North Africa and the East. The exhibition also includes some examples of Tiffany’s decorative arts inspired by his travels.
July 19, 2014 to November 9
Friedrich Kunath 
Showcasing the work of German-born Friedrich Kunath who employs a variety of mediums—painting, sculpture, and video. Kunath has had many solo and group exhibitions in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Scotland, Israel, the U.K., and, in this country, New York, Seattle, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, among other major cities. ArtForum called Kunath’s work  “…visually seductive, mysterious yet insightful, and often very droll.” 

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 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.

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 Life
Outdoor 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.
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
July 6, 20, 27
Family Sundays at the Museum 
Plan the family’s weekend around a visit to the museum. Each Sunday Nassau County Museum of Art 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-friendly gallery guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum are free with museum admission, reservations are not needed. 
Session I: July 21-August 1
Session II: August 11-22 
Summer Art Lab, 2014
Indoor and outdoor adventures that offer playful and creative opportunities for children through a mix of art making, science activities, group projects and more. Activities include hands-on art making (printmaking, sculpture, painting and more), sketching, gallery games, story time, outdoor scavenger hunts, hiking and journaling. Each session has classes for children 5 to 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and ages 9 to 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more or to register, visit the Summer Art Lab section of the museum’s website. Call (516) 484-9338, ext. 24 with any further questions.


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