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Family Sundays at the Nassau County Museum

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Start Date: November 6, 2016
End Date: November 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Location: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576

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Sundays, November 6 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Family Tour at 1 p.m. and Art Activities at 1:30 p.m.

Apples, Pears, and Paint: How to Make a Still Life Painting

This richly detailed film journeys through the epic history of still life painting, from the earliest existing mural paintings discovered at Pompeii to the cubist masterpieces by Picasso. Awash with rich imagery of fruits and flowers as well as humble domestic objects, this lively take on the story of still life encompasses the work of some of the genre’s greatest artists.  Free with Museum admission; reservations not needed; first come, first seated.


Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum

Converse, collaborate and create from 1 to 4 p.m. at Neiman Marcus Family Sundays at the Museum. Each week be inspired by the works and conversations in the galleries and explore new art materials. Family Sundays allow children and the adults in their lives to take time to reconnect while talking about and making art together. Art projects will be inspired by the works of the current exhibition, A Feast for the Eyes, which explores how artists have used food and dining in their art. New projects are featured every week.



July 30 – November 6, 2016

A Feast for the Eyes

Claes Oldenburg Flying Pizza, 1964 Heckscher Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Milton M. Gardner

Claes Oldenburg
Flying Pizza, 1964
Heckscher Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Milton M. Gardner

A Feast for the Eyes, guest curated by Franklin Hill Perrell, explores how food has always inspired artists. Drawn from a wide variety of media, the exhibition offers viewers eclectic portrayals of food, restaurants, cafés, shops, parties and table decorations. Included are luscious depictions of food by artists such as Ben Schonzeit and Wayne Thiebaud, Berenice Abbott’s photographs of food-related sights in New York; Judith Leiber’s fabulous jeweled evening bags in fruit and vegetable shapes; as well as Al Hirschfeld’s famed Broadway restaurant and celebrity drawings and humorous cartoons on food and eating by The New Yorker’s Roz Chast. Other major artists in the exhibition are William Merritt Chase, Andy Warhol, Audrey Flack, Henri Matisse, George Grosz, Red Grooms, Claes Oldenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Cindy Sherman, among others. Among the Long Island artists represented in A Feast for the Eyes are Frank Olt, Susan Cushing, Richard Gachot, Bruce Lieberman, Christian White and Joe Szabo.


July 30 – November 6, 2016

Ben Schonzeit

Work by Ben Schonzeit, previously seen at the Museum in Still Life: 1970s Photorealism and Garden Party, is featured in a solo exhibition in the Contemporary Gallery. Schonzeit is a central figure in the American Photorealist movement. His work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions throughout this country and Europe and is widely included in public collections. Born in Brooklyn, Schonzeit holds a BFA from Cooper Union.


The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered at 2 p.m. each day; tours of the mansion are offered each Saturday at 1 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations needed. Tours are free with museum admission. Family art activities and family tours are offered Sundays from 1 pm; free with museum admission. Call (516) 484-9338, ext. 12 to inquire about group tours. 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

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


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Event categories: ARTS MONTH Signature Event, Exhibitions, and Family.Event tags: Art, Exhibit, Family/Kids, Gallery, Museum, Nassau, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Tour, and Workshop.

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