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June 1 - June 3
Friday, June 1

Fri Yay Art Day!

at The Manes Center
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Free for Members
$5 per child for Non-Members
Ages 3 - 5
Reservations not needed

Young children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and more with hands-on activities. They will have the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with art materials and processes as they discover new skills while nurturing creative expression.

Saturday, June 2

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

Saturday, June 2

Master Class: The Concert

at The Manes Center
Gemini Journey, Diane Block and Terry Batts
Saturday, June 2, 3:30 pm
Free with admission

To complement the exhibition Master Class: Hans Hofmann, we are delighted to offer a musical exploration of the ways in which ideas are passed from generation to generation through great teachers and their students. Join the chamber ensemble Gemini Journey (Diane Block and Terry Batts, pictured below) for this inspiring program. The concert will be preceded by a brief lecture on the great teacher-student relationships of art and musical history by Dr. Charles A. Riley, II, Museum Director. 

Sunday, June 3

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.

Sunday, June 3

Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection

Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July, 1, 8
12:30 - 2:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

From the classics of Cole Porter and George Gershwin to the hottest composers of later decades, Jazzy Sundays with Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection offer the live soundtrack that makes the art and literature swing.

June 5 - 10
Tuesday, June 5

The Jazz Age: Director’s Seminar Gatsby and the Age of Elegance

Charles A. Riley, II Ph.D.
April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 19
4:00 pm
$150 Members, $200 Non-Members for all sessions; or
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members per session

A six-part series on the art, literature and music of the Jazz Age. This university-level seminar will meet weekly for lively discussion and refreshments.

Part 5: June 5, Gatsby and the Age of Elegance, From Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to the luxury of Art Deco style

Tuesday, June 5

Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Ages 13 - 21
April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 12
4:00 - 5:15 pm

Teens receive hands-on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at the Museum, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

Email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org to inquire about attending an upcoming class.

Thursday, June 7

Brown Bag Lectures 

Riva Ettus
April 12, May 10, June 7
1:00 pm
Free with admission
No reservations
First come, first seated

Saturday, June 9

Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism

Ages 5 - 12 and their families
April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 16
10:00 - 11:15 am

This innovative program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods which they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle

Email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org to inquire about attending an upcoming class.

Saturday, June 9

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

Sunday, June 10

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.

Sunday, June 10

Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection

Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July, 1, 8
12:30 - 2:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

From the classics of Cole Porter and George Gershwin to the hottest composers of later decades, Jazzy Sundays with Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection offer the live soundtrack that makes the art and literature swing.

June 12 - 17
Tuesday, June 12

Sketching in the Galleries 

Glenna Kubit
April 17, May 15, June 12
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$5 Members
Admission + $5 Non-Members
Limited to 15 participants 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, pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books)

Tuesday, June 12

Art Compass: For Teens and Young Adults with Autism

Ages 13 - 21
April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 12
4:00 - 5:15 pm

Teens receive hands-on training in basic artistic processes that can be translated into practical job skills. Based on current exhibitions in the galleries at the Museum, these workshops will encourage participants to explore different methods of art making and design and how a museum can be a resource for creative inspiration. Students with autism will have the opportunity to apply their artistic skills and functional academic learning in a real world setting, while preparing to transition to after school life. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

Email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org to inquire about attending an upcoming class.

Thursday, June 14

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.

Friday, June 15

Fri Yay Art Day!

at The Manes Center
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Free for Members
$5 per child for Non-Members
Ages 3 - 5
Reservations not needed

Young children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and more with hands-on activities. They will have the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with art materials and processes as they discover new skills while nurturing creative expression.

Saturday, June 16

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

Saturday, June 16

Creative Expeditions:
For Children with Autism

Ages 5 - 12 and their families
April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 16
10:00 - 11:15 am

This innovative program gives families a chance to witness their child experience success in a welcoming and creative learning environment. Parents and caregivers will gain skills in behavioral methods which they can employ when bringing their child into a community setting. Families will engage in fun interactive gallery experiences that provide opportunities for everyone to look at and talk about art in a group setting followed by hands on art making activities that encourage experimentation with new materials, processes and creative play. Partial funding for our program for autism comes from the North Shore Autism Circle.

Email nfletcher@nassaumuseum.org to inquire about attending an upcoming class.

Sunday, June 17

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.

Sunday, June 17

Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection

Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July, 1, 8
12:30 - 2:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

From the classics of Cole Porter and George Gershwin to the hottest composers of later decades, Jazzy Sundays with Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection offer the live soundtrack that makes the art and literature swing.

June 19 - 24
Tuesday, June 19

The Jazz Age:
Director’s Seminar Truth in Painting and on the Page

Charles A. Riley, II Ph.D.
April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 19
4:00 pm
$150 Members, $200 Non-Members for all sessions; or
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members per session

A six-part series on the art, literature and music of the Jazz Age. This university-level seminar will meet weekly for lively discussion and refreshments.

Part 6: June 19, Truth in Painting and on the Page, Picasso and Hemingway break through to artistic expressions of truth

Thursday, June 21

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.

Friday, June 22

Fri Yay Art Day!

at The Manes Center
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Free for Members
$5 per child for Non-Members
Ages 3 - 5
Reservations not needed

Young children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and more with hands-on activities. They will have the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with art materials and processes as they discover new skills while nurturing creative expression.

Saturday, June 23

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

Saturday, June 23

An Historian in the Gallery
Dr. Jay Tartell

Join historian and collector Dr. Jay Tartell for an unforgettable trip through the Jazz Age using records played on period talking machines. An expert on the early history of the phonograph and recording industry, Dr. Tartell is also a connoisseur of the jazz recordings of the Twenties, a selection of which he has curated (along with our exhibit of rare phonographs, Victrolas and radios) specially for the Museum. By sharing his collection of voices from the past, the events, performers, composers, and musical styles of the '20's will achieve new vibrancy.

Sunday, June 24

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.

Sunday, June 24

Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection

Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July, 1, 8
12:30 - 2:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

From the classics of Cole Porter and George Gershwin to the hottest composers of later decades, Jazzy Sundays with Joe Dubs and the Jazz Connection offer the live soundtrack that makes the art and literature swing.

June 26 - 30
Thursday, June 28

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.

Friday, June 29

Fri Yay Art Day!

at The Manes Center
Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Free for Members
$5 per child for Non-Members
Ages 3 - 5
Reservations not needed

Young children and their adult companions investigate color, shape, form and more with hands-on activities. They will have the opportunity to experiment and become familiar with art materials and processes as they discover new skills while nurturing creative expression.

Saturday, June 30

Studio Saturdays

at The Manes Center
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free with admission
Reservations not needed
For all ages

Drop in The Manes Center to create projects and work inspired by the art on view in the current exhibition. Spend up to an hour exploring a range of materials, techniques, and themes.

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