Public Programs For Adults

Exhibition Tours

Tuesday - Sunday, 2:00 pm
Free with admission

A one-hour docent-led group tour of the Museum’s current exhibition. Enjoy looking at art with others and engage in conversation through a facilitated discussion by a Museum docent.

Mansion Tour

Saturdays, 1:00 pm
Free with admission

One-hour docent-led group tour, includes the story of the mansion, the Frick family and offers details of the Museum’s beautiful neo-classical building

Family Sundays

Family Tour, 1 pm at the Museum
Artmaking, 1:30 - 4:00 pm at The Manes Center
Free with admission
Reservations not needed

Converse, collaborate and create together. Be inspired by the works in the exhibition explore new art materials. Family Sunday allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together.

Private Exhibition Tour

$15 per person, $12 Seniors

A one-hour docent-led group tour of the Museum’s current exhibition. Enjoy looking at art with others and engage in conversation through a facilitated discussion by a Museum docent.

By appointment, call (516) 484-9338, ext. 12 or email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org

Drop-In Figure Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Not available April 5 and June 7
$20 Members, $25 Non-Members
Participants are responsible for providing their own supplies.
Please arrive 15 - 20 minutes in advance.

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.

EDUCATION

Summer Art Classes For Adults

Fundamentals of Drawing

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner level
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Session I: July 10 – 24 (3 weeks)
Session II: July 31 – August 14 (3 weeks)
$170.00 Members, $180.00 Non-Members

Learn the fundamentals of observational drawing while working from simple objects and still life arrangements. Participants receive instruction in building the form through line and value and develop an understanding of proportion, perspective and composition. An optimal course for beginners, or those wishing to brush up on their drawing skills.

Figure Drawing

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Session I: July 11 – 25 (3 weeks)
Session II: August 1 – 15 (3 weeks)
$190.00 Members, $225.00 Non-Members

Enjoy the process of observational drawing with this unique opportunity to draw from a live model with the guidance of an experienced art instructor. Foundational skills are emphasized as students practice contouring, apply value and study proportion while observing a range of long and short poses each week. 

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

Acrylic Painting

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Session I: July 11 – 25 (3 weeks)
Session II: August 1 – 15 (3 weeks)
$170.00 Members, $180.00 Non-Members

Create vibrant paintings filled with luminosity and texture while developing harmonious color usage and composition. Working from photos, still life and nature, participants practice a variety of skills and techniques involving application, color mixing and observation.

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

Portrait Drawing

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Session I: June 14 – 28 (3 weeks)
Session II: July 12 – 26 (3 weeks)
Session III: August 2 – 16 (3 weeks)
$175.00 Members, $210.00 Non-Members

Learn to masterfully render the intricate anatomy of the human face through observational drawing with the guidance of an instructor. Proportion and value are emphasized while studying photos and working from a live model.

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

Pastel Art and Color Theory

Class with Michelle Palatnik
Beginner to intermediate levels*
Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Session I: July 12 – 26 (3 weeks)
Session II: August 2 – 16 (3 weeks)
$170.00 Members, $180.00 Non-Members

Explore the world of color and light perception with the rich velvety texture of pastels. Students work from a variety of subject matter and sources to create finished drawings with a range of hues, value and texture, through color mixing and blending

*A beginner drawing class is recommended as a pre-requisite for many drawing and painting classes.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Films and Documentaries

Shown throughout the week at the Museum.

Tuesday - Friday*

Paris 1928, 2014

11:00 am and 12:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
52 minutes

Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Buñuel brought their bizarre new vision to the people, and when émigré writers and musicians such as Ernest Hemingway and George Gershwin came looking for inspiration. Paris in 1928 was where black musicians and dancers like Josephine Baker found adulation, where Cole Porter took time off from partying to write “Let's Do It,” and where radical architect Le Corbusier planned a modernist utopia that involved pulling down much of Paris itself. A BBC Production.

Tuesday - Friday*

Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes

1:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
28 minutes

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music" celebrates one of the most dazzling cultural enterprises of the twentieth century. The Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the indefatigable impresario Serge Diaghilev, revolutionized the art of ballet. Combining Russian and Western traditions with a healthy dose of modernism, the company thrilled and shocked audiences with its powerful fusion of choreography, music, design and dance. Though it was based in Paris, the company toured throughout Europe, the United States and South America. Its influence continues to be felt today.

Tuesday - Sunday*

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

3:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
30 minutes

Stuart Davis (1892-1964) was an American original. Trained as a realist painter, he became a pioneering abstract artist after seeing works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, and other European modernists at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. Davis's exuberant, colorful compositions echo the dynamism of the American scene and the rhythms of jazz, the artist's lifelong passion. This documentary, narrated by John Lithgow, surveys his career and includes original footage shot on location in New York and Gloucester, Massachusetts; interviews with scholars and a musician; images of Davis's paintings; and archival footage and photographs of the artist.

Saturday and Sunday*

The 20’s: From Illusion to Disillusion, 1991

11:00 am
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
77 minutes

The wild and crazy ’20s... the Jazz Age... the dangerous decade that laid the groundwork for many of the debacles of the remainder of the century. The end of World War I marked the end of the sufferings of war, and of the standards and expectations of the 19th century: hems came up, morality was redefined, and the search was on for the new. The ’20s were a fertile time for artistic innovation and for dictatorships—the cruelties of the Bolshevik Revolution were only a prologue to the works of Stalin; Mussolini rose to power; Poland’s democracy died; Hitler’s Brown Shirts made themselves known. The decade of technological innovation, of Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight and Jack Dempsey’s heavyweight championship, of Sacco and Vanzetti, of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, of Coco Chanel and the Charleston ended with the stock market debacle of 1929, the crash heard round the world.

Saturday and Sunday*

Paris was a Woman, 1996

12:30pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
75 minutes

A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century. Utilizing groundbreaking research and newly discovered home movies, Paris Was a Woman re-creates the mood and flavor of this female artistic community in Paris during its most magical era.

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