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October 08, 2017 through November 05, 2017

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

Nassau County Museum of Art

Roslyn

All Ages

$12; $8 seniors; $4 children ages 4-12; $2 weekend parking fee

New York, New York at Nassau County Museum of Art

Event description:

From its earliest years, New York City was the stage on which the transformation of America played out, reflecting economic and historic upheavals that led to the city's place as both the financial and art capitals of the world. New York, New York presents the city's grit and glamour, its excitement and bustle, and the heartbeat of a great metropolis through the work of John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery, Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Leipzig and many others. It is guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz and includes more than 140 works of art

From the extraordinary to the everyday, New York, New York reveals the daily life of the city's populace at work, in their homes, on the streets, and at leisure, enjoying the parks, the beaches, the clubs and the bars of the city. In oils, works on paper, photography, prints and sculpture, the works on view explore the city from the early years of the last century almost to the present day. The exhibition is organized thematically to focus on areas of New York City life such as transportation, entertainment, work, home, leisure and more.

Everett Shinn's watercolor shows us patrons of McSorley's as the famed bar and its customers appeared in 1908, while Francis Luis Mora's 1914 oil, Evening News, glimpses people reading the paper as they ride home from work on a train, an innovation of the time that revolutionized travel throughout the city. New York's café society of old is represented in Reginald Marsh's watercolor, Memories of the Stork Club; Marsh contrasts this image of the city's elites in his oil, The Bowery, depicting a male-only group of drinkers. Mora's work is seen again in the large-scale series entitled Manhattan Cocktail 1626-1938, created in 1938 to be showcased in the 1939 World's Fair. Harold Roth's Water Street showing kids dashing through the waters of an open hydrant, and Rebecca Lipkoff's Street Play Monroe Street portraying youngsters in street games, both photographs depicting city streets during the 1940s, will bring smiles of recognition to anyone who grew up in New York City. Romare Bearden's 1972 collage 110th Street Harlem Blues dramatically portrays the city's most famed African-American community. Red Grooms is represented in New York, New York by several pieces including his massive 1984-85 installation, The Alley, a work certain to engage audiences of all ages. Other highly diverse art of the 1980s includes Tom Blackwell's Herald Square, Richard Estes' Old Police Headquarters, Henry Groskinsky's Fireworks in NYC from the Empire State Building and Christo and Jean Claude's The Wrapped Building: Times Square Allied Chemical Tower. The exhibition moves into the 1990s with Andy Warhol's Abstract Sculpture (Headline series) and Yvette Jacquette's Herald Square Composite 11. The most recent artwork in New York, New York is Red Grooms's Lunchtime on Broadway, a huge 2009 charcoal on paper.

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge, a favorite subject for artists since its opening in 1883, is seen in several works and media-a photograph by Harold Roth, an oil by Milton Avery, a work on paper by Georgia O'Keeffe, and a welded steel construction by Red Grooms. Another frequent subject, Washington Square, is depictured in 1910 and 1912 oils by William Glackens and in a 1950 photograph by Rebecca Lepkoff. The many pleasures of Coney Island, New York's much-loved playground, are seen in paintings by Reginald Marsh and Milton Avery and in photographs by Arthur Leipzig and Harold Roth.

New York, New York opens on July 22 and remains on view through November 5.

Address: 1 Museum Drive
Roslyn, 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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