Nassau County Art Museum Fools The Eyes With New Exhibition

Museum director Dr. Charles A. Riley II with Ben Schonzeit and his 2017 work, “The Fantastics” (Photos by Arien Dijkstra)

Nassau County Museum of Art’s galleries were jammed recently at the invitation-only members’ preview for Fool the Eye, the museum’s newest exhibition. 

Organized by Franklin Hill Perrell with Debbie Wells, Fool the Eye is prompting visitors to peer closely at the intriguing works with fascination and astonishment, as they wonder: “Is this real…or a clever ruse?” In the end, they found that what they could expect at Fool the Eye is to come across the absolutely unexpected. 

This original exhibition, on view at the museum’s Saltzman Fine Art Building through March 4, 2018, includes works by internationally well-known artists, among them Salvador Dali, Ben Schonzeit, Al Hirschfeld, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Vic Muniz, as well as work by Long Island artists of note, including Chuck Close (Long Beach and the Hamptons), Judith Leiber (Bridgehampton), Christian White (St. James), Kevin Wixted (East Marion) and Dale Zinkowski (Sea Cliff). 

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive, off of Northern Boulevard in Roslyn Harbor. Visit or call 516-484-9338 for details on the exhibition and the many public programs being offered to enhance the unusual experience of viewing Fool the Eye.

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