Public Programs By Date

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May 1 - May 6
Thursday, May 3

Spring Sculpture Stroll

May 3, 5:30 pm (rain date May 10)
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members
Meet at front terrace

Thursday, May 3

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, May 4

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

Saturday, May 5

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, May 6

Musical Cabaret with Angela Sclafani

The Other Side of Paradise
Sunday, May 6, 3:00 pm
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members

The Other Side of Paradise is a wild musical telling of the relationship between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, written by Angela Sclafani. Part concert, part theater, part 1920s underground apartment party. The night spans 40 years of history in one blazing and highly original set. 

Sunday, May 6

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.

May 8 - 13
Tuesday, May 8

The Jazz Age: Director’s Seminar Learning to Speak Jazz

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 3: May 8, Learning to Speak Jazz, The music of Gershwin, Porter, Josephine Baker and Louis Armstrong

Tuesday, May 8

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, May 10

Brown Bag Lectures 

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

Thursday, May 10

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, May 11

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, May 12

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, May 12

From Princeton to Paradise

A Celebrity Lecture by Charles Scribner III
Saturday, May 12, 3:00 pm
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members

Renowned lecturer Charles Scribner III (pictured above) will speak about his family’s relationship with Fitzgerald and his own ties to Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, the definitive American novel of the past century. From the beginning of Fitzgerald’s career, his novels were proudly published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. As a sophomore at Princeton, this Charles Scribner - a fifth generation Princetonian - settled down for an evening train ride to Philadelphia with a silver flask and a copy of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz. Four decades later, Scribner offers an evening reflection on his long attachment to Fitzgerald. Trained as an art historian, and the author of several books and articles on Rubens, Scribner has been a popular speaker at numerous venues, including the Metropolitan Museum, The National Gallery, The Frick Collection and The Morgan Library.

Saturday, May 12

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, May 13

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.

May 15 - 20
Tuesday, May 15

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)

Thursday, May 17

Off Campus Director’s Tour: Exploring the New York Art World of the Upper East Side

with Charles A. Riley, II Ph.D.
Choose 10:45 am - 12:30 pm or
1:45 - 3:30 pm session
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members

A walking tour of the favorite places of such Jazz Age figures as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker and Fernand Leger. Beginning with the Art Deco masterpiece of the Chrysler Building and the former editorial offices of Vanity Fair, the walking tour follows in their glamorous footsteps as it wends its way along Fifth Avenue with stops at Brooks Brothers, the Yale and Princeton Clubs, the Algonquin (home of the Round Table), speakeasies such as the 21 Club, the Scribner Building where The Great Gatsby and For Whom the Bell Tolls were edited by the legendary Maxwell Perkins, up to the Plaza Hotel, the background for a famous scene in Gatsby and the fountain where the Fitzgerald’s cavorted. The tour lasts one history-packed morning/afternoon in Manhattan and is easily navigated on foot. Meet at Information desk of Grand Central Terminal.

Thursday, May 17

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, May 18

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, May 19

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, May 20

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, May 20

Glenn Guidone Jazz Trio

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm
Free with admission

The Glenn Guidone Trio features Glenn Guidone playing tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, Dave Lobenstein, string bass, and Ed Chiarello, drums. The Trio performs jazz standards and jazz compositions from the American songbook. Repertoire also includes compositions influenced by mainstream jazz artists such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The music the ensemble creates features jazz tune melodies followed by improvisations in which each member of the ensemble builds and develops his contribution. In addition to the ensemble’s usual repertoire, the performances at the Museum will include earlier period melodies from Sydney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. 

May 22 - 27
Tuesday, May 22

The Jazz Age:
Director’s Seminar Call to Order

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 4: May 22, Call to Order, Art and design by Corbusier, Chanel, Leger and others, ready to rebuild after the war

Tuesday, May 22

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, May 24

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, May 25

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, May 26

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, May 26

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, May 27

Spring Fling: Super Family Sunday

Artmaking, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at The Manes Center
Fadeyev Ballet Performances 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm at the Museum
Museum admission plus $15.00 family materials fee

Join us for our Super Family Sunday inspired by the Age of Jazz! Bring a packed picnic to enjoy on the grounds of the Museum (weather permitting) before attending a performance by the dance students of Fadeyev Ballet of Greenvale. Create dapper, fashionable hats or headbands and experiment with geometric printmaking inspired by Art Deco architecture during our family artmaking. A day of dance, music and artmaking – it’s sure to be the bee’s knees!

May 29 - May 31
Thursday, May 31

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.

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