Family Sundays at the Nassau County Museum
Start Date: April 16, 2017
End Date: April 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
April 16, 30, 2017
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
Family Tour at 1 p.m.
Art Activities at 1:30 p.m.
Converse, collaborate and create at Family Sundays at the Museum. Be inspired by the works in the galleries, explore new art materials. Family Sundays at the Museum allows children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together. During the showing of Halston Style, family art projects will draw inspiration from the wide variety of objects and documentation on view in the exhibition. New projects are featured every week. Free with Museum admission. Reservations not needed. Please note: Family Sundays not offered on April 23. Plan to attend our Super Family Sunday Earth Day event.
March 25 – July 9, 2017
The first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the American fashion designer Halston will be presented at Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York from Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Sponsored by “H Halston exclusively at Lord & Taylor” and occupying the entire Museum, the exhibition Halston Style is organized by Guest Curator Lesley Frowick, Halston’s niece and confidant. Lesley Frowick is author of the deluxe Rizzoli publication Halston: Inventing American Fashion that serves as the exhibition catalogue.
Focusing on the life and art of Roy Halston Frowick, better known as the self-crafted name of distinction, Halston, this exhibition includes many never-before-seen objects from the designer’s personal archives. Halston left these original materials to Lesley Frowick’s care, with the directive to use them to tell the story of the designer’s career and lifestyle.
The exhibition will include more than 60 Halston fashions, juxtaposed with photographs, artwork, illustrations and accessories, as well as film and video documentation. Among the highlights of the exhibition are Halston’s iconic pillbox hat design, made famous by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, and also his innovative Ultrasuede shirtdress garment. Masterful examples of the designer’s classic gown silhouettes are abundantly on view.
Galleries within the exhibition will focus on different milestones of Halston’s career, such as his early work within the elegant Hat Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Designs that used innovative fabrics – such as hand-painted silks, comfortable cashmeres and the newly-developed Ultrasuede – are complemented by working sketches drawn by Halston himself or his design assistant Steven Sprouse and the fashion illustrator Joe Eula.
Other sections within the exhibition are devoted to Halston’s collaborations with artistic contemporaries. Elsa Peretti designed the classic Halston fragrance bottle and the elegant jewelry chosen by the designer to accessorize and accompany his garments. The photographer Hiro produced much of the imagery employed to market, advertise and promote the Halston brand. Halston designed numerous costumes for dances choreographed by the legendary Martha Graham. Cosmetic ads, fabric designs and other surprises emerged from the designer’s close friendship and association with Pop artist Andy Warhol.
Special programs that accompany the exhibition include presentations by the curator Lesley Frowick, discussions and interviews with clients and professional associates of the designer, as well as film and video screenings documenting Halston’s contributions to the fashion industry.
The exhibition will also serve as inspiration for the Museum’s family programs during the run of Halston Style. For further information on programs that accompany the exhibition, please visit nassaumuseum.org/events
Approximately 30 works, many of them monumental in size, by renowned artists including Fernando Botero, Tom Otterness, George Rickey and Mark DiSuvero among others, are situated to interact with nature on the museum’s magnificent 145-acre property.
The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods, perfect for family hikes or independent exploration.
From restored formal gardens of historic importance to quiet little nooks for dreaming away an afternoon, the museum’s 145 acre property features many lush examples of horticultural arts. Come view our expanded gardens and beautiful new path to the museum.
March 25-July 9
Halston on Film
The exhibition Halston Style includes films and videos related to Halston’s contributions to the world of fashion; films are screened at various times.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children (4 to12). Members are admitted free. The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (516) 484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days/times and directions or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
Docent Led Exhibition Tours, Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
Docent Led Family Tours, Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tours are free with museum admission
Organized by : Nassau County Museum of Art Organizer's Address : One Museum Drive Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576 Website : http://nassaumuseum.org/default.php
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