AB-EX / RE-CON:Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered

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May 01, 2013 through June 16, 2013

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-4:45 pm .

Nassau County Museum of Art

Roslyn Harbor

All Ages

$10; $4 children, $8 seniors. $2 weekend parking fee

Event description: Artists of the Abstract Expressionist school rejected the mass cultural values which were being formulated in America at mid-century, searching for alternatives to the consumer and advertising culture prevalent in post-World War II America. AB-EX / RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Included in the exhibition are works by the stars of Abstract Expressionism, among them Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Mark Rothko. AB-EX / RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered also offers viewers the excitement of discovering some of the lesser-known but highly-regarded artists of the movement including Fritz Bultman and Jon Schueler. The exhibition runs through June 16.

Address: 1 Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
Phone: 516-484-9338
Website: nassaumuseum.org

About Nassau County Museum of Art


Ranked among the nation's largest, most important suburban art museums, Nassau County Museum of Art is located about 25 miles east of New York City in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, on the former Frick Estate, in the heart of Long Island's fabled Gold Coast. The main museum building, named in honor of art collectors and philanthropists Arnold and Joan Saltzman, is a three-story Georgian mansion that exemplifies Gold Coast architecture of the late 19th century.

In addition to the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art building, Nassau County Museum of Art includes the Sculpture Park, Formal Garden of historic importance, the Pinetum, an architecturally-significant restored trellis, rare specimen trees, and marked walking trails.






About Nassau County Museum of Art

Standard hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-4:45pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes

Fine Arts Museum The Saltzman Building The Manes Family Center for Arts & Education Sculpture Park Formal Gardens
Parking: Free
Play area: Outdoor
Party room: Yes

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About Nassau County Museum of Art

Standard hours: Tues-Sun, 11am-4:45pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: Yes

Fine Arts Museum Sculpture Park Art & Education Center Formal and other Gardens
Parking: Free
Nearest public transportation stop: Greenvale LIRR station
Play area: Outdoor
Party room: No

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