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April 3 - 8
April 3 - 5

April Break For Art

Three Days of Artmaking
at The Manes Center
Tuesday - Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum admission plus $15.00 family materials fee
No registration needed

Families can enjoy the school break together with three days of art making and gallery tours inspired by the exhibitions on view. A different project will be offered every day! For children of all ages and their families.

Friday, April 6

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, April 7

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, April 8

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.

April 10 - 15
Tuesday, April 10

The Jazz Age: Director’s Seminar Welcome to the Jazz Age

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 1: April 10, Welcome to the Jazz Age, Everybody was in Paris, from Picasso and Léger to Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Gershwin and Cole Porter

Tuesday, April 10

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, April 12

Brown Bag Lectures 

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

Thursday, April 12

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, April 13

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, April 14

Saturday, April 14
11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Free with admission

International Slow Art Day is an annual event where people commit to slowing their pace, to take time to really look at art. There are many ways to participate in this exciting event. Visit the Museum and join the Public Exhibition Tour at 2:00, ask for a Family Guide to explore our current exhibitions, or pick up a Sculpture Map in our lobby and locate some of the many works of art out on our grounds. This is a reciprocal membership benefit with The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor and The Heckscher Museum of Art. Members of these two museums receive free admission on April 14.

Saturday, April 14

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, April 14

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, April 15

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.

April 17 - 22
Tuesday, April 17

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, April 19

Off Campus Director’s Tour: Echoes of the Jazz Age in Midtown Manhattan

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, April 19

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, April 20

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, April 21

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, April 21

An Historian in the Gallery
Dr. Jay Tartell

Saturday, April 21 and June 23
3:00 pm 
Free with admission

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, April 22

Gallery Talk with Director and Curator Charles A. Riley, Ph.D.

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm
Free with admission

Join our Museum Director and Curator of The Jazz Age,Charles A. Riley, Ph.D. for a lively and informative tour of this exciting exhibition.

Sunday, April 22

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.

April 24 - 29
Tuesday, April 24

The Jazz Age: Director’s Seminar Anything Goes

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 2: April 24, Anything Goes, Freedom from wartime, censorship, Prohibition and prejudice let loose the age’s literature, music and art

Tuesday, April 24

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, April 26

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, April 27

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.

Friday, April 27

Drink and Draw Speakeasy Style

at The Manes Center
Drawing and Refreshments
6:30 - 9:00 pm
$30 Members, $40 Non-Members

Journey back to the Golden Jazz Age and experience the creativity and lively spirit of the roaring 20’s! Swing on by the speakeasy for libations, draw from a live model in period attire, and sway to the sounds of the The Glenn Guidone Trio which features Glenn Guidone playing tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, Dave Lobenstein, string bass, and Ed Chiarello, drums. Purchase includes two complimentary drinks (wine or soft drink) and light snacks. Drawing materials available or bring your own.

Saturday, April 28

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, April 28

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, April 29

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!

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