Nassau County Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the works of the American fashion designer Halston. Halston Style includes many never-before-seen objects from the designer’s personal archives and includes more than 60 Halston fashions, juxtaposed with photographs, artwork, illustrations and accessories as well as film and video documentation.
Sponsored by “H Halston exclusively at Lord & Taylor,” the exhibition occupies the entire museum. Guest Curator Lesley Frowick is author of the accompanying catalog Halston: Inventing American Fashion.
March 25-July 9
Halston on Film
The exhibition Halston Style includes films and videos related to Halston’s contributions to the world of fashion; films are screened at various times.
FOR THE FAMILY
Sundays, April 2, 9, 16, 30, from 1-4 p.m.; family tour at 1 p.m.; art activities at 1:30 p.m.
Family Sundays at the Museum
Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays at the Museum. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together. During the showing of Halston Style, family art projects will draw inspiration from the wide variety of objects and documentation on view in the exhibition. New projects are featured every week. Free with Museum admission. Reservations not needed.
Please note: Family Sundays not offered on April 23. Plan to attend our Super Family Sunday Earth Day event.
Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
International Slow Art Day
An annual event where people around the world commit to slowing their pace and really take the time to look at art. Many ways to participate: Join the 2 p.m. exhibition tour, ask for the family gallery guide; pick up a sculpture map and tour the many works of art on the grounds. International Slow Art Day is a reciprocal membership benefit with The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor and The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington; members these two museums receive free admission on April 8.
FOR THE FAMILY
Tuesday, April 11; Wednesday, April 12; Thursday, April 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day
Spring Break for Art
Three days of art making and family gallery tours inspired by the museum’s major exhibition, Halston Style. A different project is offered each of the three days. Museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee, reservations not needed.
Thursdays, April 20, May 18, June 15, at 1 p.m.
Brown Bag Lectures with Riva Ettus
Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on our current major exhibition, Halston Style. Afterward, join the 2 p.m. public exhibition tour. Free with museum admission. Reservations not needed; first come, first seated.
HANDs-ON ART PROGRAM
Tuesdays, April 25, May 23, June 27, from 1-2 p.m.
Sketching in the Galleries with Glenna Kubit
You don’t have to be able to draw to enjoy this program! This is not about the final result but rather about taking time to look closely at works of art in our galleries to get a better understanding of how the artist created them. Led by artist and educator Glenna Kubit, Sketching in the Galleries encourages visitors to slow down as they engage in a variety of drawing assignments that focus on the use of line, proportion, texture and value. Paper, pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books). Museum admission plus $5, program is limited to 15 participants per session. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.
FOR THE FAMILY
Sunday, April 23, from 1-4 p.m.
Art on the Move: A Celebration of Earth Day with Free Style Arts and RADD Fitness
Run, skip, hop, or jump to the Museum for a day of art making inspired by movement and nature. Free Style Arts will engage families with messy moveable art outside on the Museum’s grounds to flex your creative muscles. Then get your bodies moving outside with members of the RADD Fitness team of Glen Head in activities designed for all ages and abilities. Inspired by your time outside families will create kinetic sculptures using a variety of recycled materials. Dress for art making and physical activity. Program will move indoors in case of rain. Museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee. Reservations not needed.
Please note: this event is in place of Family Sundays at the Museum.
EXHIBITION TALK/BOOK SIGNING
Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m.
Lesley Frowick Discusses Halston
Lesley Frowick, guest curator of Halston Style and the niece and confidant of Roy Halston Frowick, discusses the life and career of the famed American designer who came to be known by the distinctive, self-styled name, Halston. Frowick will sign her new book, Halston: Inventing American Fashion, which also serves as the exhibition’s catalogue. Free with museum admission, reservations are not needed.
Approximately 30 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.
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.