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Current Exhibits

July 25-November 8, 2015

THE MODERNS
Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso and more...

Two modernist exhibitions open on July 25

Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection
&
Long Island Collects Modern Art

 

In a sweeping showcase of modern art, Nassau County Museum of Art opens two exhibitions, Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection and Long Island Collects Modern Art on Saturday, July 25. These two exhibitions together fall under the title THE MODERNS: Chagall, Degas, Léger, Miró, Picasso and more...

 

THE MODERNS: Selections from
the Saltzman Family Collection
  THE MODERNS: Long Island
Collects Modern Art
 
Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection continues celebrations of the Museum's 25th anniversary year with an exhibition of early 20th-century modern art. The exhibition honors the Museum's Founding President, the late Ambassador Arnold A. Saltzman, who during his life formed one of America's great private collections of early modernist painting and sculpture. The exhibition includes works by well-known modernists such as Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Constantin Brancusi, Edgar Degas, Robert Delaunay, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger and many others.   Long Island Collects Modern Art, organized by guest curator Franklin Hill Perrell, draws together choice examples of 20th-century art from significant Long Island collections. This special presentation embraces a wide range of treasures by pioneering artists of the modernist era, among them Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Dali, Léger, Chagall, Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.
 
Joan Miró
Etoiles filantes de tetes, 1935 (1944)
Gouache on paper
13 ½ x 16 ½ inches
Saltzman Family Collection
© Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS),
New York / ADAGP, Paris 2015
  Fernand Léger
Un Chien et oiseu dans le paysage, 1952
Oil on canvas
25 x 36 inches
Dr. Harvey Manes
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris