7.26/ Nassau County Museum of Art: August & September Exhibitions




July 22-November 5, 2017

In the Saltzman Fine Art Building

New York, New York

From its earliest years, New York City was the stage on which the transformation of America played out, reflecting economic and historic upheavals that led to the city’s place as the financial and art capital of the world. This exhibition, guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz, portrays the city’s grit and glamour, its excitement and bustle, the heartbeat of a great metropolis, through more than 140 works by artists such as John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery and Georgia O’Keeffe among many others.

July 22-November 5, 2017

In the Saltzman Fine Art Building

Glamour Icons: Marc Rosen

Through the work of the award-winning designer Marc Rosen, Glamour Icons celebrates fragrance and cosmetic packaging as an art form. This retrospective spanning the designer’s 40-year career includes many of his most iconic designs as well as some vintage 20th-century perfume bottles from Rosen’s personal collection. The designer’s work has been recognized with many industry awards and is also in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Musée de La Mode in Paris.



The Manes Family Art & Education Center

See inaugural exhibition!


August 3-September 7, 2017

In The Manes Family Art & Education Center

The New American Garden:

The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden


Nassau County Museum of Art invites Long Islanders to a preview look at The Manes Family Art & Education Center, a building on the grounds that has been restored and refurbished to become a wholly new and comprehensive center for art and education for adults and children. This preview begins with the opening on August 3 of The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden, and continues through September 7 when the exhibition closes. There will be no Museum admission fee at the Manes Center during this inaugural period (this does not include admission to the main, Saltzman Fine Art Building). The New American Garden, organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, is a traveling photographic exhibition which chronicles the careers and influence of Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden who revolutionized landscape architecture with the creation of a type of garden characterized by large swaths of grasses and fields of perennials. The Manes Center, named in recognition of Museum Trustee Dr. Harvey Manes’s $1 million gift, offers a dynamic and inspiring environment in which audiences of all ages and abilities can find creative engagement through a variety of activities and projects.




Sculpture Park

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.


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.




July 22-November 5, 2017

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

Sundays, Screenings at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.*

*with exceptions for special programs

Modern Dreams: Art of America

2011, 50 minute BBC film

British art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon traces the role of 19th- and 20th-century artists in helping America to establish its own distinct culture. He goes to New York City to examine the gritty world of John Sloan and George Bellow, the Hamptons for a visit to Jackson Pollock’s studio and to Massachusetts for a fresh take on Norman Rockwell, and also explains how the Great Depression influenced the work of Edward Hopper and Arshile Gorky and inspired Abstract Expressionism, the nation’s first acclaimed art movement. Free with Museum admission; registration not needed; first come, first seated.


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