The Nassau County Museum of Art will open its new exhibit, AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and it will continue through Sunday, June 16, 2013. Well-known and lesser-recognized artists of abstract and gestural painting of the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s will be represented. There will be works by Abstract Expressionists Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Jimmy Ernst and others. In addition, less-known artists of the movement will also have a showing in the exhibit, among them Jon Schueler and Fritz Bultman.
The 20-minute film, Abstract Expressionism, will be screened four times a day during the during of the exhibition. Three Brown Bag lectures will be offered on April 11, May 9 and June 6, in which museum docent Riva Ettus will present talks on the exhibition and then there will be a public tour. The film, Brown Bag talks and daily exhibition tours at 2 p.m., and tours of the mansion on Saturdays at 1 p.m. are all free with museum admission on a first come, first served basis.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive, just off Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road, in Roslyn Harbor, New York. The museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Family art activities and family tours are offered on Sundays from 1 p.m. and are free with museum admission, which is $10/adults, $8/seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children 4 to 12. Members are admitted for free. parking is free on weekdays and $2 on weekends (free for members.) For more information, please visit www.nassaumuseum.org.
To view a photo essay of the museum's art-filled garden, please go to Outdoor Sculpture Garden at the Nassau County Museum of Art.
Photo: Scheuler: small painting #3, 1949