One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
Description: Families are invited to travel back to the early 20th century when the museum mansion was the home of the Frick family. The family of five lived, learned and played in this grand house with its surrounding 145 acres. Imagine life as it was in the early 1900s as you embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the building, hear a theatrical reading of daughter Martha Frick’s letters to her grandmother, play traditional games, and create hand-crafted dolls popular during the period. Reservations not needed.
Venue Description: Spanning 145 acres, the Nassau County Museum of Art is one of the largest suburban fine arts museums in the country. The museum includes formal gardens, outdoor sculptures, the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building, and the Art Space for Children. The Saltzman museum is housed in a Georgian mansion designed by Ogden Codman Jr., and features mainly 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century works, including internationally acclaimed and local artists. Its permanent collection includes the likes of Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, and Roy Lichtenstein.
The Art Space for Children, housed in a separate building, features changing exhibitions of topics and material of interest to children. Family Sundays, free with admission, offer a day of hands-on art activities and gallery. Art classes are available for all ages and a special summer program is put on in July and August. Once outside the museum's walls, visitors can explore vast gardens designed by Marian Coffin, considered some of her finest. The gardens include specialty sections devoted solely to roses or azaleas, as well as fountains, shrubs, and walkways. The Sculpture Garden has 40 sculptures that interact with the natural environment.
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