8.27/ Nassau County Museum of Art: Exhibitions — October & November

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July 30 – November 6, 2016

Feast for the Eyes


 Feast for the Eyes, guest curated by Franklin Hill Perrell, explores how food has always inspired artists. Drawn from a wide variety of media, the exhibition offers viewers eclectic portrayals of food, restaurants, cafés, shops, parties and table decorations. Included are luscious depictions of food by artists such as Ben Schonzeit and Wayne Thiebaud, Berenice Abbott’s photographs of food-related sights in New York; Judith Leiber’s fabulous jeweled evening bags in fruit and vegetable shapes; as well as Al Hirschfeld’s famed Broadway restaurant and celebrity drawings and humorous cartoons on food and eating by The New Yorker’s Roz Chast. Other major artists in the exhibition are William Merritt Chase, Andy Warhol, Audrey Flack, Henri Matisse, George Grosz, Claes Oldenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Cindy Sherman, among others. Among the Long Island artists represented in Feast for the Eyes are Frank Olt, Susan Cushing, Richard Gachot, Bruce Lieberman, Christian White and Joe Szabo.



July 30 – November 6, 2016

Ben Schonzeit: Abstract Figuration


Work by Ben Schonzeit, previously seen at the Museum in the exhibitions, Still Life: 1970s Photorealism and Garden Party, is featured in a solo exhibition that reveals an entirely different aspect of the career of this artist, who is a central figure in the American Photorealist movement.  This is very different from the realist work seen in the concurrent Feast For The Eyes exhibition. The Contemporary Gallery exhibition showcases Schonzeit’s collage and sculptural work — abstract figurations of human forms or portraits that give new life to his materials. Work by Ben Schonzeit has been seen in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe and is widely included in public collections. A native of Brooklyn, he now lives and works in SoHo.


Closed for Show Change

November 7 – 18

Reopening November 19 with Two New Exhibitions



November 19, 2016 – March 5, 2017

Sight and Feeling: Photographs by Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams’ ability to create photographs with a remarkable range and subtlety of tones is legendary. Yet for all his technical mastery, Adams recognized that what made a compelling photograph was far more elusive. This exhibition of Adams’ photographs, from the collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, suggests how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring photographs.


November 19, 2016 – March 5, 2017

LIGHT WORKS: A Century of Photography


From Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th-century photographic studies of animal locomotion to Richard Misrach’s contemporary chromogenic prints, this exhibition spans the history of photography. Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and many other celebrated photographers comprise this survey of photography processes and subjects from 1873 to 2000. From the collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.



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.



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 30-November 6, 2016

2014, 53 minutes

Screening Tues.-Fri.*

11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Screening Saturday*

11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.

Screening Sunday*

11 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Apples, Pears, and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting


This richly detailed film journeys through the epic history of still life painting, from the earliest existing mural paintings discovered at Pompeii to the cubist masterpieces by Picasso. Awash with rich imagery of fruits and flowers as well as humble domestic objects, this lively take on the story of still life encompasses the work of some of the genre’s greatest artists.  Free with Museum admission; reservations not needed; first come, first seated.

*with exceptions for special programs



Saturdays at 3 p.m.•

July 30-November 5

2004, 58-minute film

Monet’s Palate


This charming film, a BBC production, walks the footsteps of Monet—his gardens, his art and his love of food and drink. Meryl Streep narrates this culinary tour through Monet’s beloved Normandy, the region that inspired the artist’s passion for art and for fine cuisine. See Monet’s famed gardens at Giverny and his beloved kitchen garden. Free with Museum admission, reservations not needed. First come, first seated.

with exceptions for special programs




Sundays, 3-4 p.m.

Frank Olt, October 9

Richard Gachot, October 16

Bruce Lieberman, October 23

Artist in the Gallery

Meet and greet some of the artists whose works are currently on view in Feast for the Eyes, take the opportunity to ask about their art, inspirations and artistic process. Appearing in this informal series are Susan Cushing, Christian White, Frank Olt, Richard Gachot and Bruce Lieberman. Free with Museum admission, reservations not needed. Consult front desk to learn which gallery to visit.


Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.Tuesday, October 18, 1-2 p.m.

Sketching in the Galleries

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 to get a better understanding of how the artist created them. Led by Museum educators, this program encourages visitors to slow down as they engage in a variety of drawing assignments that focus on the artists’ use of line, proportion, texture and value. Paper, pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books). Sessions are limited to 10 people. Admission is $5 (members), $15 (nonmembers) and includes Museum admission. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.



Thursday, October 20, 1-2 p.m.

Brown Bag Lectures
Riva Ettus


Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on the artists and works currently on view in Feast for the Eyes. Afterward, join the 2 p.m. public exhibition tour. Free with museum admission. Reservations not needed; first come, first seated.

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Log onto nassaumuseum.org/events for details on events and reservations.

Docent Led Exhibition Tours, Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
Docent Led Family Tours, Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tours are free with museum admission


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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-Sunday, 11 a.m.-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 $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children (4 to12). 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 log onto



Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered and accredited by New York State as a not-for-profit 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 Edward P. 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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