Nassau County Museum Of Art Reopening In March

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NassauMuseumOfArt.logoThe Nassau County Museum of art will be closed for show change from Feb. 29 through March 18. The museum will reopen March 19 with a new exhibition. 

Main Galleries

March 19 through July 10, 2016

Kenny Scharf 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Scharf#/media/File:Artist_Kenny_Scharf_and_Mural.jpgEmerging with the New York City graffiti and street art movement of the 1980s, Kenny Scharf is recognized by his vibrantly colorful large-scale paintings and exuberantly playful installations. His imagery draws upon pop icons, media advertising and consumer culture of the 1960s, including TV cartoon characters such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons. Curated by Museum Director Dr. Karl E. Willers and the museum’s staff, Kenny Scharf showcases approximately 50 major paintings and sculptures from throughout the artist’s career.

Highlights of this exhibition are installations taken directly from the artist’s former Brooklyn studio and loft space. Reinstalled in the museum’s galleries are a version of the artist’s Cosmic Cavern club-like environment, as well as a recreation of the artist’s workspace complete with spattered walls, painted furniture and other studio ephemera.

Contemporary Gallery

March 19 through July 10, 2016

Hip Hop Generation: Films & Documentaries

Screenings at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Films and documentaries relating to Kenny Scharf and other artists of the 1980s graffiti, hip-hop and urban street culture will be shown daily. Showing at 11 a.m. is the 82-minute 1983 film Wild Style; showing at 12:30 p.m. is the 75-minute 1981 film Downtown; showing at 3 p.m. is the 69-minute 1983 film Style Wars. Free with museum admission, reservations not needed.

Permanent Collection Gallery

March 19 – July 10, 2016

Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation

Works from Josef Albers’ Formulation: Articulation portfolio, spanning 40 years of the artist’s best work, will be on view in the museum’s Permanent Collection Gallery. Each of the silkscreens of this portfolio depicts many of the artist’s main concerns in art creation, including perception of color and spatial geometry. Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a student and teacher at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1933. He emigrated to America and taught at Black Mountain College until 1949 and was chairman of the Department of Design at Yale University until 1958. As both artist and teacher Albers influenced innumerable artists, including Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Robert Rauschenberg.

Ongoing

Sculpture Park

Approximately 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.

Gardens

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.

Events 

Autism Program

Various dates through June 2016

Tuesdays, 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Creative Expeditions

Children ages 5 to 10 who are on the autism spectrum, along with their families or caregivers, engage in gallery experiences that encourage talking about and making art. For further information, call 516-484-9338, ext. 12.

Autism & the Arts

Children ages 11 to 16 who are on the autism spectrum, along with their families or caregivers, engage in making and exploring art through experiences that promote independence and communication. For further information, call 516-484-9338, ext. 12.

Film

March 19 through July 10, 2016

57-minute film, 2006

Tuesday-Saturday:* Screenings at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday:* 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

*with exceptions for special programs

Josef and Anni Albert: Art is Everywhere

This documentary is the first to present in tandem the lives of two artistic pioneers of 20th-Century Modernism. Produced in association with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere includes rare footage of the two artists and features a number of unprecedented interviews with many personal friends and colleagues, such as Robert Rauschenberg, Sidney Janis, Denise Rene, John Szarkowski, John Cohen, and architect Philip Johnson. The showing of this film coincides with an exhibition in the Permanent Collection Gallery of works from Alber’s Formulation: Articulation portfolio.

For The Family

Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Family tour at 1 p.m.

March 20 and 27

Family Sundays at the Museum

Converse, collaborate and create together during Family Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Family Sundays begin with exhibition-based gallery conversations. Families then go on to explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas with our museum educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives with the opportunity to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New projects are featured every week. For children of all ages and their families to enjoy together. Reservations not needed. Free with Museum admission. Not offered January 17; please see our special family program on that date.

Visit www.nassaumuseum.org/events for details on events and reservations.

Docent Led Exhibition Tours

Tuesday through 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 open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 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 to 12). Members are admitted 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 visit www.nassaumuseum.org.

Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered and accredited by New York State as a nonprofit private educational institution and is governed by a privately elected board of trustees. The museum and its programs are made possible through the support of Nassau County under County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature; the board of trustees and museum members; sponsors of exhibitions and events, government and foundation grants, corporate and private donors as well as earned income.

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