1 Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
Description: Meet artist Peter Max, the famed Pop artist whose drawings and fabulously vibrant paintings are now on view at the museum. Join in his big Art Contest and Exhibition and enjoy a visit with this world-renowned artist! Max will share his thoughts on creativity and his life as an artist. He will also create some original line drawings right as the audience watches!
Peter Max has created an original drawing that he’s asking children to color and make their own. This can be done at home, before February 2, by downloading the drawing from the museum’s website (nassaumuseum.com/events, scroll down to Peter Max Family Day). Or pick up the drawing on February 2 and color it in at the museum. Peter Max will then judge the entries. All children who enter the contest will receive a prize. All drawings will be included in a temporary exhibition at the museum.
From 3 to 4 p.m., in the first floor café area, Peter Max will sign and dedicate books and posters purchased at the Museum Store. Please be sure to bring your receipt to the signing. The signing is free with museum admission. $2 parking fee on weekends.
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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