New And Exciting Museum Exhibits For Summer

Here is a sampling of new exhibits at select museums that participate in Syosset Public Library’s Museum Pass Program –

storylinesThe Guggenheim Museum  Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Brings together over one hundred works from the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection, Storylines examines the diverse ways in which artists today engage narrative through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance. (Now through Sept. 9th.)

graphic appealThe Hecksher Museum of Art  Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Permanent Collection shows the evolution in printmaking in the 20th century through new technology.  Featured artists include Roy Lichtenstein and Henry Moore.  (Aug. 15-Nov. 29th).

Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages  Gilding the Coast: Art and Design of Long Island’s Great Estate Era  Well over 1,000 estates were built across Nassau & Suffolk Counties between 1870’s and WW II.  This exhibits takes a close look at the artistic design of some of these grand estates. (June 26th-Oct. 25th).

scorsese collectsMuseum of Modern Art  Scorsese Collects MoMA presents 34 works from the Scorsese Poster Collection. The installation is centered around a rare, billboard-size poster for the 1951 film The Tales of Hoffmann, and features other large-format pieces. (Now through Oct. 25th).  Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971:  First exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Yoko Ono.  (Now through Sept. 7th).

Nassau County Museum of Art  The Saltzman Family Collection  Continuing its 25th anniversary celebration, NCMA shows works of the museum’s founding president, the late Arnold Saltzman. (July 25-Nov. 8th).

nybg fridaNew York Botanical Garden  Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life  Fourteen of Kahlo’s works are on display in the Garden’s Art Gallery. They were selected for their use of detailed plant imagery. Kahlo created a beautiful garden at the Casa Azul (Blue House), her lifelong home in Coyoacán, Mexico City.  Elements of the garden at the Casa Azul are evoked in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory so that Garden visitors may learn more about Kahlo’s connection to the natural world. (Now through Nov. 1st.)

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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