Last month, the Nassau County Museum of Art opened one of their most ambitious exhibits in recent years. From now through Sunday, Nov. 8, the museum will host The Moderns, two selections of modern art, Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection and Long Island Collects Modern Art.
Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection honors the museum’s founding president, the late ambassador, Arnold A. Saltzman. The exhibition includes works by well-known modernists such as Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Constantin Brancusi, Edgar Degas, Robert Delaunay, Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger.
Long Island Collects Modern Art, organized by guest curator Franklin Hill Perrell embraces a wide range of treasures by pioneering artists of the modernist era, among them Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Dali, Léger, Chagall, Miró and Toulouse-Lautrec.
To commemorate the exhibit, the museum is offering several public programs. The Brown Bag lecture series of exhibition talks will be presented on Thursday, Aug. 27, Thursday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 29.
Jake Gorst, author of a book on his grandfather, modernist architect Andrew Geller, presents a talk on his famous relative on Saturday, Sept. 26. Art historian Miriam Brumer discusses works in the Saltzman family collection on Saturday, Oct. 17. On Saturday, Nov. 7, Shirley Romaine discusses Serge Sabarsky, who mounted exhibitions of German and Austrian Expressionist works beginning in 1989 when he was the first director of the newly privatized museum. A 30-minute documentary, Edgar Degas of Dandies, Ballerinas and Women Ironing, screens daily.
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor. Visit nassaumuseum.org/events for details and registration information. For more information, call 516-484-9337.
Les Chardons, 1931
Oil on canvas, laid on board
29 x 23 inches