Long Island Museum: Music & Artistry of William Sidney Mount / 4.14

Music and the Artistry of William Sidney Mount

William Sidney Mount, Just in Tune, 1849. Oil on canvas, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Ward Melville, 1955.
On Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m., the Long Island Museum will present Music and the Artistry of William Sidney Mount.  Red Skies Music Ensemble will bring Mount’s music and art alive through visual imagery and theatrical interpretation of songs from the artist’s own collection.  Tickets for the program are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (62 and older), and $15 for museum members and students.  Please call the museum’s education department at (631) 751-0066 x212 to register.
Music and the Artistry of William Sidney Mount is being presented in conjunction with the Long Island Museum’s current exhibition, Perfect Harmony: The Musical Life and Art of William Sidney Mount, which explores how Mount married his two consuming life passions of art and music.  Through nearly 25 oil paintings, pencil drawings, and fascinating objects, such as a trompe l’oeil music stand on which the artist carefully painted the sheet music of early American folk tunes, visitors will discover how Mount formed an organic and everlasting bridge between these two art forms.

George  Boziwick, Curator and Musical Director of Red Skies, and Trudy Williams Artistic Director, co-create and co-produce research-based programs that are educational and entertaining for both general and expert audiences.

Through The Red Skies Music Ensemble’s Public Musicology performance model, each program brings research to the stage through the lens of music in engaging, research-based narrative, musical and theatrical performances, and large screen images of archival documents and artifacts. These elements are combined in a single setting to bring the audience on a journey that contextualizes historical and musicological facts and insights, many of which have been hidden in plain sight or dimmed in cultural memory. Programs include opportunities for audience participation, and conclude with a Q&A.

Long Island Museum

Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. Regular exhibition hours (unless otherwise noted), are Thursday through Saturday,10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.  For more information about programs and exhibitions, please call 631-751-0066 or visit the museum website at www.longislandmuseum.org.

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