PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Films and Documentaries

Lascaux:
The Prehistory of Art

Every Tuesday - Sunday*
11:00 am and 1:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission 

One of the world’s most fascinating museums is by far one of the oldest, but can the paintings there be really called art? This program goes inside the Lascaux cave complex to examine the richest and most beautiful collection of Paleolithic cave drawings in France. Who were the artisans who rendered those arresting images, and how exactly did they do it? Different theories are presented as the cameras capture a site that never ceases to amaze and intrigue. (1996, 60 min)

Drawn From Nature—
John James Audubon

Every Tuesday - Sunday*
12:00 pm and 3:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission

From PBS’ American Masters series, Drawn from Nature presents the dramatic life story of naturalist John James Audubon, an adventurer and self-taught artist who saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time (1785-1851). Audubon’s achievements are staggering: his book The Birds of America, for which he served as artist, writer, publisher and promoter, includes 435 life-sized prints and was the largest book printed in the 19th century. (2007, 54 min)

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Family Sundays

Every Sunday except December 23, 30
1:00 pm tour in the Mansion
Art activities 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Converse, collaborate and create together during our Family Sundays. Each week explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in our studio with our Museum Educator. Family Sundays provide children and the adults in their lives the opportunity to take time from their busy lives to reconnect while talking about and making art together. New Projects are featured every week. All Family Sundays will draw inspiration from the current exhibition.

In lieu of Family Sundays, on January 20 the Museum is offering a special program (see article below).

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Public Programs By Date

Joan Danziger
Artist Demonstration

Saturday, November 17
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Artist Joan Danziger will speak with visitors as she demonstrates how she creates her wire and glass sculptures inspired by the theme of insects. Danziger’s art explores the use of animal imagery as a metaphor for the human spirit.

Brown Bag Lectures
with Riva Ettus

Thursday, December 6
1:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
No reservations needed
First come, first seated

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Wild Kingdom. Afterward, join the 2:00 pm public exhibition tour. 

Susie Gach Peelle
Artist in the Gallery

Sunday, December 9
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Visitors are invited to stop in and meet artist Susie Gach Peelle whose watercolor, oil, and gouache paintings strive to establish the unique character essence of the animals depicted in her work.

Sketching in the Galleries
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, December 11 (canceled)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 Members 
Museum admission + $5 Non-Members
Limited to 15 people 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 and pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books).

Director’s Seminar I:
Metamorphosis in Art

with Charles A. Riley, II PhD
Tuesday, December 11
4:00 pm
$30 Members, $40 Non-members per session
Limited to 25 people per session

From antiquity through the Renaissance to the arts of our time, one of the great themes is metamorphosis. Join Director Charles A. Riley II, PhD for an intimate seminar in the director’s office, with refreshments and private tours of the current show, to pursue this powerful idea through its many incarnations.

Starting with the ancient Greeks and moving through Michelangelo and Rubens in the Renaissance via Rodin, Picasso, the Surrealists (especially Dali and Magritte) to the art of our time, shape-shifting is a rich source of subject matter for painting, sculpture and photography.

JUST ADDED

Traditional Chinese Tea Cermony

Presented by Yiping Yin and Zhenshuai Xiao with music of the Guqin by Alan Yip

Tuesday, December 11
3:00 pm
Free with admission

Experience the grace of Chinese culture and the beauty of porcelain as we bring together the art of a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and the classical music of the Guqin. The Guqin is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family.It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement.

MEET THE CURATORS

Gallery Talk by Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells

Sunday, January 5
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

The only thing more fun than a show featuring animals is the opportunity to join the ever-popular impresario of all things artistic, Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells, for a guided tour of the exhibition. In addition to enjoying their renowned trove of art historical knowledge, get the inside scoop on the major collaboration with artist and decorator Hunt Slonem, whose mind-blowing installation of paintings, fabrics, and furniture, created at the curators’ invitation, is the highlight of
the exhibition.

Director’s Seminar II:
Metamorphosis in Literature, Music and Film

with Charles A. Riley, II PhD
Tuesday, January 8
4:00 pm
$30 Members, $40 Non-members per session
Limited to 25 people per session

From antiquity through the Renaissance to the arts of our time, one of the great themes is metamorphosis. Join Director Charles A. Riley II, PhD for an intimate seminar in the director’s office, with refreshments and private tours of the current show, to pursue this powerful idea through its many incarnations.

Ovid started it, and Kafka made it Modern, but the theme of metamorphosis is also the basis for many other masterpieces of literature (Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes), opera, ballet and the movies (Jean Cocteau).

Brown Bag Lectures
with Riva Ettus

Thursday, January 10
1:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
No reservations needed
First come, first seated

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Wild Kingdom. Afterward, join the 2:00 pm public exhibition tour.

Susie Gach Peelle
Artist in the Gallery

Sunday, January 13
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Visitors are invited to stop in and meet artist Susie Gach Peelle whose watercolor, oil, and gouache paintings strive to establish the unique character essence of the animals depicted in her work.

Sketching in the Galleries
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, January 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 Members
Museum admission + $5 Non-Members
Limited to 15 people 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 and pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books).

Super Family Sunday
100 Years at a Gold Coast Mansion!

Sunday, January 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No reservation needed
Museum admission, plus $15.00 materials fee per family

100 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Frick moved into this home with their 4 children, fossils from his work as a paleontologist, and their many pets. Be inspired by our exhibition Wild Kingdom and create an animal-inspired mask to transform yourself, build a colorful, patterned animal puppet, explore fossils with our friends from the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and more! Birthday cake will be served! This event will take place at the mansion. Come celebrate with us this January!

Please note: This event is in place of Family Sundays at the Manes Education Center and will take place at the mansion.

SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Super Family Sunday: Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit & Free Style Arts Association

Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura
Artist in the Gallery

Trudy Borenstein - Sugiura
Sunday, January 27
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

After a full and successful career in the jewelry industry, Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura returned to her fine art training to create art in its purest form. Through her current explorations into collage, she is creating portraits out of the important documents of her subject’s lives, and bird travelogues from souvenirs and travel brochures.  

Lumen Martin Winter
1908-1982 - An Artist Rediscovered

Sunday, February 3
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Alexander Katlan, painting conservator and scholar, will discuss the work of Lumen Martin Winter, a celebrated public artist whose skills in sculpture, paintings, and works on paper, were widely known during the 1930's to the 1980's. 

Evenings for Educators

Thursday, February 7
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
RSVP llynch@nassaumuseum.org
Space is limited

With generous support from TFCU (Teachers Federal Credit Union), our Evenings for Educators programs provide networking, learning and professional development experiences for active administrators and educators teaching across Nassau and Suffolk Counties. These programs invite educators to each of our special evenings featuring a reception, guest speakers, professional development and a guided tour of current Museum exhibitions.  

SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Upcoming Evening for Educators

February Break for Art

at The Manes Education Center
Tuesday to Thursday
February 19, 20, and 21
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
No reservation needed 
Museum admission, plus $15.00 materials fee per family

Three days of art making inspired by the art on view in the museum’s current exhibition Wild Kingdom. A different project will be offered every day!

Sketching in the Galleries
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, February 19 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 Members
Museum admission + $5 Non-Members
Limited to 15 people 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 and pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books).

Brown Bag Lectures
with Riva Ettus

Thursday, February 21
1:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
No reservations needed
First come, first seated

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Wild Kingdom. Afterward, join the 2:00 pm public exhibition tour. 

iSchool Chamber Symphony

Wild Kingdom: The Concert
Sunday, February 24
3:00 pm
Free with admission

From the wildly popular Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens to the irresistible Dumbo’s Lullaby of Debussy, animals appear in many classics of music. Join the iSchool Chamber Symphony and its professional soloists for a concert featuring the work of Saint-Saens, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Vivaldi and others.

Lecture by
Ann Fristoe Stewart

Sunday, March 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free with Museum admission

Ann Fristoe Stewart, Collections Manager of the Leiber Collection and with works on view in exhibition, will discuss the work and lives of Judith & Gerson Leiber. Judith, an internationally celebrated handbag designer; Gerson, a modernist American artist.

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