The Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) has several exhibitions open through Jan. 9, 2011 before they begin the process of turning over the galleries in preparation for new showings.
NCMA will be closed Jan. 10-21, and will reopen Jan. 22 with the ‘Milton Avery & the End of Modernism’ exhibition. The Milton Avery exhibition pays homage to Avery’s style and how he raised sketches to the level of a finished painting. The exhibition was organized for NCMA by Museum Director Karl E. Willers, Ph.D and will be shown in the Main Galleries.
(PLEASE VIEW THE SLIDESHOW AT LEFT TO SEE PREVIEWS OF MILTON AVERY’S WORK.)
In early January, we will provide more detailed descriptions of the ‘Milton Avery & the End of Modernism’ exhibition, as well as the large-scale installation of paintings by artist Donald Baechler in the Contemporary Gallery and the newest Art Space For Children events.
Until the Museum briefly closes beginning Jan. 10 to change out the shows, there are still many fine exhibitions to be viewed during your holiday break and beyond. Please review the calendar below and contact NCMA at (516) 484-9337 for more information. You can also visit them on the web at nassaumuseum.org.
Exhibitions through Jan. 9, 2011
MAIN GALLERIES Through Jan. 9, 2011 (opened Sept. 25, 2010):
‘For Us the Living’ – The Civil War in paintings by Mort Künstler.
Considered by many to be the leading contemporary painter of Civil War scenes, Mort Künstler’s work is recognized for an intensity and authenticity that can only been attained through a deep study of his subject matter. The exhibition consists of approximately 50 paintings and a look into Künstler’s creative process through sketches, drawings, preliminary studies, photographs and props. Sponsored by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., and sponsored in part by Astoria Federal Savings.
CONTEMPORARY GALLERY Through Jan. 9, 2011 (opened Sept. 25, 2010)
2D/3D: Paintings by Keith Mayerson, Sculpture by Kent Henricksen
This two-person exhibition features painter Keith Mayerson and sculptor Kent Henricksen. Mayerson’s paintings have been described as pop culture narratives, and Henricksen’s sculptures are glazed porcelains that often feature text. The exhibition of these unique works is organized by Elaine Berger for the museum’s Contemporary Collectors Circle.
ART SPACE FOR CHILDREN Through Jan. 9, 2011 (opened Sept. 25, 2010) Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
‘Beastly Feasts! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme’ – Book by Robert L. Forbes, Drawings by Ronald Searle
A collection of rhymes and accompanying illustrations about a whole variety of interesting animals that should leave children of all ages entertained and enchanted.
EVENTS FOR THE FAMILY January 2, 9, 23 & 30 (Sundays) from 1 pm
Family Sunday at the Museum
Each Sunday the museum offers a 1 p.m. guided walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30 p.m., supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sunday at the Museum is free with museum admission.
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road) in Roslyn Harbor. You can reach them at (516) 484-9337 and hours are 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to the galleries in the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $4 for students and children (4-12). Admission includes entrance to the Art Space for Children. There is a $2 parking fee on weekends (no charge to members).
Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered by New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and museum and is funded through income derived from admissions, parking, membership, special events, private donations and corporate sponsorships, as well as federal and state grants.
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