6.6/ Nassau County Museum of Art: July & August 2017



Closed for Show Change

July 10 — 21

Reopening July 22


March 25 – July 9, 2017


You are only as good as the people you dress

 – Halston

Nassau County Museum of Art presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the works of the American fashion designer Halston, Halston Style includes many never-before-seen objects from the designer’s personal archives and includes more than 60 Halston fashions, juxtaposed with photographs, artwork, illustrations and accessories as well as film and video documentation. Sponsored by “H Halston exclusively at Lord & Taylor,” the exhibition occupies the entire Museum. Guest Curator Lesley Frowick is author of the accompanying catalogue, Halston: Inventing American Fashion.


New Exhibitions Open July 22

July 22-November 5, 2017

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 by artists such as of John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery and Georgia O’Keeffe among many, many others.


July 22-November 5, 2017

Glamour Icons

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 Musee de La Mode in Paris.




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.





March 25-July 9

Halston on Film

The exhibition Halston Style includes films and videos related to Halston’s contributions to the world of fashion; films are screened at various times: Halston Tribute — Lincoln Center (1992), Versailles ’73: An American Runway Revolution (2012), Fashion: Halston (1979).




Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

Family Tour at 1 p.m.

Art Activities at 1:30 p.m.

July 2, 9, 23, 30

August 6, 13, 20, 27

Family Sundays at the Museum
Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays at the Museum. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays at the Museum allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together. Through July 9, family art projects will draw inspiration from the wide variety of garments and documentation on view in Halston Style; beginning on July 23, art projects will be related to the new exhibition, New York, New York. New projects are featured every week. Free with Museum admission. Reservations not needed. 



Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Session 1: July 24-August 4

Session 2: August 7-18

Summer Art Lab 2017

A unique creative arts, environment and science discovery program designed for the interests and abilities of children ages 5 to 12. The classrooms are all of Museum’s Gold Coast estate, indoors and out on the incomparable 145-acre property that includes rare tree specimens, marked nature trails for hiking, formal gardens, a Pinetum and one of the most notable sculpture parks in the Northeast. For further information or to register, visit nassaumuseum.org, Summer Art Lab tab, top left of Home page.

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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


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. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children (4 to12). Members are admitted free. 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. The MUSEUM STORE is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (516) 484-9338 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log onto nassaumuseum.org.


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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