Nassau County Museum of Art: December Happenings



December Happenings / 2018


Brown Bag Lectures 
with Riva Ettus

Thursday, December 6
1:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
No reservations needed 
First come, first seated

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Wild Kingdom. Afterward, join the 2:00 pm public exhibition tour.


Susie Gach Peelle 
Artist in the Gallery

Sunday, December 9
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Visitors are invited to stop in and meet artist Susie Gach Peelle whose watercolor, oil, and gouache paintings strive to establish the unique character essence of the animals depicted in her work.


Pet Portrait Painting

with Michelle Palatnik

Sunday, December 9
11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Paint your best-friend in this fun Acrylic painting class. Capture their lively character and sweet disposition while working from a favorite photograph of a dog, cat, horse, bunny, hamster, or whichever furry friend warms your heart. Keep it as a memento or share as a holiday gift with someone special. No experience necessary. Supplies included.  

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Sketching in the Galleries 
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, December 11 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
$5 Members
Museum admission + $5 Non-Members
Limited to 15 people per session

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 in our galleries to get a better understanding of how the artist created them. Led by artist and educator Glenna Kubit, this program will encourage visitors to slow down as they engage in a variety of drawing assignments that focus on the use of line, proportion, texture and value. Paper and pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books).

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Director’s Seminars with Charles A. Riley, II PhD 

Tuesday, December 11

and Tuesday, January 8
4:00 pm
$30 Members

$40 Non-members per session 
Limited to 25 people per session

From antiquity through the Renaissance to the arts of our time, one of the great themes is metamorphosis. Join Director Charles A. Riley II, PhD for an intimate seminar in the director’s office, with refreshments and private tours of the current show, to pursue this powerful idea through its many incarnations.

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Drop-In Figure Drawing

Every Thursday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
at The Manes Education Center
$15 Members; $20 Non-Members
All levels welcome

A unique opportunity to draw from a live model in a gallery setting. Bring your drawing supplies and observe a range of short and long poses each week to create original works. There is no instructor provided, and participants work independently. Please arrive 15-20 minutes in advance and bring drawing supplies. Participants must be 15 and up. Under 18 require permission by parent or guardian. 


Story Tots

For Ages 3-5

Every Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
at The Manes Education Center 
Free for Members, $5 per child for Non-Members

Children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes. Begin with Story Time followed by an art project.


Studio Saturdays

Every Saturday, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm*
at The Manes Education Center 
*with the exception of Special Programs

Open to all visitors 
Free with Museum admission

Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes before continuing out onto our lush grounds filled with trails, a sculpture park and gardens. 


Family Sundays

Every Sunday*

*except December 23 and 30 

1:00 pm tour in the Mansion 
Art activities 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Free with Museum admission

Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our Museum Educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.


Super Family Sunday

January 20


Films Shown Daily

Every Tuesday – Sunday*

*with exceptions for special programs 
Free with Museum admission 


The Prehistory of Art
11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Drawn From Nature—
John James Audubon

12:00 pm and 3:00 pm

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New Art Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

Registration Now Open



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