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Museum visits from home!

Okay, so the museums are closed but if you love them, take a look at some of their online exhibitions.

The Museum of the City of New York is one of the least appreciated in the city, but its collections are impressive. Do you remember the 1939 World’s fair? If you were there or just heard about it, you can explore some the museum’s artifacts.

Do you enjoy a bit of Broadway? While the Great White Way remains dark, there are many digitized images available.

And the museum is offering videos at #MuseumFromHome highlighting some exhibitions, programs and original series.

You can visit the Frick! Take the virtual tour on the museum’s website.   And spend an enjoyable hour or more listening  to talks about the collection and special exhibitions.

Are you feeling cooped up and is Spring calling you? The New York Botanical Garden has recorded gardening lectures.  And you can sample the Garden’s wonderful plant collection by clicking through the photos online. 

Spring will come. This halt to our lives will end and the Syosset Library will look forward to loaning you our passes to the wonderful world of museums!

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

A Museum Outing with Your Book Club

Now that summer is upon us, many book groups take a few months off to enjoy the warm weather and the ocean breezes.  Summer is a wonderful time to plan a visit to a museum with your book group.  Below is a sampling of current museum exhibits that are part of SPL’s Museum Pass Program.  Museum passes are available for Syosset residents and most passes admit 2 adults and 2 children.  To reserve a museum pass, visit www.syossetlibrary.org and click on the museum pass icon or call (516) 921-7161 ext. 239.

Nassau County Museum of Art

New York, New York – July 22 – November 5, 2017

The exhibition demonstrates how artists through more than a century have been inspired by and portrayed New York City.



Glamour Icons – July 22 – November 5, 2017

Fragrance and Cosmetics Packaging as an Art Form – A retrospective of iconic designs by Marc Rosen

New York Botanical Garden

CHIHULY – Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017

Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form—by day and night. Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.

New York Historical Society

W​orld War I Beyond the Trenches​ – May 26, 2017 – September 3, 2017

To honor the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition examining this monumental event through the eyes of artists. World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.

Old Westbury Gardens

Seward Johnson Bronze Sculptures – June 16, 2017 – September 4, 2017

Old Westbury Gardens is pleased to invite you to a one of a kind art exhibition featuring the work of internationally renowned sculptor Seward Johnson. Johnson’s life size bronze sculptures will be on display throughout the historic Westbury House and the magnificent

Gardens and will feature two of the artist’s most popular series: “Celebrating the Familiar” and “Beyond the Frame” and will also feature 32 individual pieces of Johnson’s work. These works focus on sculptural commentary about day-to-day life and Johnson’s love of nature and French Impressionism.                      -Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

Happy Summer!

This article first appeared in the Syosset Public Library”s newsletter, The Book Club Insider, July 2017 issue.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services



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