Films and Documentaries

Seeing Color

Every Tuesday - Sunday  
11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Free with admission

(2002) Produced for the National Gallery, this HD
video explores how painter’s use color. Featuring National Gallery curators and restorers, contemporary painters Sean Scully and Sam Gilliam, and more. 30 minutes

An Abstract Humanist

Every Tuesday - Sunday
12:00 pm
Free with admission

(2003) This program offers a rare examination of the life and work of Mark Rothko. Rothko gave abstraction the emotional power of music
and poetry. He painted ideas rather than objects and, in the process, created a deeply original pictorial language. One of the most important artists of his generation, Rothko is perhaps best known for his work in the style of the New York School and was a peer of many other illustrious abstract artists: Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell, to name only five. 52 minutes

The Way It Goes:
Nathan Slate Joseph

Every Tuesday - Sunday
1:00 pm
Free with admission

An intimate documentary biography of an artist whose unconventional approach to metal and form will leave you wanting more. 60 minutes

Exploring the New York Art World: Director’s Manhattan Tours


Public Programs By Date

Sketching in the Galleries

with Glenna Kubit
Tuesdays: August 7, September 25, October 16
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 Members, $5 + admission Non-Members

You don’t have to be able to draw to enjoy this program! This is not about the final result but rather about taking time to look closely at works of art in our galleries to get a better understanding of how the artist created them. Led by artist and educator Glenna Kubit, this program will encourage visitors to slow down as they engage in a variety of drawing assignments that focus on the use of line, proportion, texture and value. Paper, pencils will be provided (participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books). Program is limited to 15 people per session

Brown Bag Lectures

with Riva Ettus
Thursdays: August 9, September 13, October 11
1:00 pm followed by 2:00 pm exhibition tour
Free with admission

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on True Colors. Afterward, join the public exhibition tour.

Director’s Seminars

with Charles A. Riley, Ph.D.
All sessions: $100 Members, $150 Non-Members
Per session: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members
Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Gallery talk followed by refreshments in the Director’s office, a four-part seminar on the color and culture.

September 11, Color vs. Line  (full attendance)
September 25, Making vs. Matching  (full attendance)
October 16, Sights vs. Sounds
October 30, The Palette vs. The Chart


Gallery Talk

with Director Charles A. Riley, Ph.D.
Sunday, September 16
3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Free with admission

Join our Museum Director, Charles A. Riley, Ph.D. for a lively and informative tour of this exciting exhibition

Smithsonian Day

Saturday, September 22
Free admission for two with a paper/phone ticket from Smithsonian Museum Day 2018

The Pastel Art Glass of Louis C. Tiffany

Saturday, September 22
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

Gordon H. Hancock, collector of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s pastel-tinted glass tableware will discuss his interest in glass created by Tiffany Furnace in 1919 when the company created a new line of tableware and decorative pieces to increase sales. Collectors today call it Pastel Glass because of its beautiful colors which were made by casing or flashing colored glass with opalescent heat reactive glass, and heat treating it to develop patterns and opalescent highlights.

Exploring the New York Art World: Director’s Manhattan Tours

with Charles A. Riley, II, Ph.D.
Per tour: $30 Members; $40 Non-Members

Thursday, October 4
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Upper East Side
Thursday, October 25
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Color in Real Life:
A Symposium

Saturday, October 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free with admission

Join renowned experts from the fields of fashion (Pat Tunsky, creative director), psychoanalysis (Dr. Diane Clemente), film and design for a lively discussion of the many powerful ways color affects our lives, including a sneak peek at how design teams forecast the “hot” colors for future seasons and how analysts use color symbolism in diagnoses.

Manes Exhibition and
Unveiling of New Additions to Sculpture Garden


Thursday, October 18
5:00 pm
at The Manes Education Center

Join us for an opening reception at the Manes Center to reveal two superb autumn exhibitions. Inside the beautiful new gallery, Master Class: Color includes works by Sol LeWitt, Frank Olt, Stan Brodsky, Cao Jun, Jessica Cannon, Charles Clough and Friedel Dzubas. Outside in the newly revamped sculpture garden we will be unveiling two major additions, Diver by Nancy Leeds and Mathematika by Arthur Carter, both included in our just-published guide to the museum campus. Many of the artists will be on hand, and the amazing Laura Lynch, director of education, will lead a sculpture stroll highlighting our new acquisitions as well as familiar favorites by Mark di Suvero, Tom Otterness, Fernando Botero and so many others.

The Sound of Color
iSchool Chamber Symphony


Sunday, October 28
4:00 pm
Free with admission

Join virtuoso pianist Vivian Zheng and an all-star ensemble for a thrilling program of masterworks by Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Chick Corea that explore the question: What is the sound of art?

Super Family Sunday
Enchanted Forest

Sunday, October 28
Stop by the Manes Education Center anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Museum admission, plus $15.00 materials fee per family

Join us for our annual family friendly Halloween celebration, when the Museum’s forest is transformed into a magical place. Design a fall-inspired reusable cotton tote bag, use art-making and natural materials to build a forest sculpture, create with our friends from Free Style Arts in our outdoor classroom, listen to stories and visit our animal friends from Volunteers for Wildlife.

Upcoming Super Family Sundays

 January 20, 2019
Art and Animals at a Gold Coast Mansion

May 5, 2019
Art on the Move with RADD Crossfit & Free Style Arts Association

Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, November 4
3:00 pm
Free with admission

The region’s premier woodwind quintet performs a program specially curated to accompany the Museum’s True Colors show, featuring Mussorgsky’s delightful Pictures at an Exhibition.

Artist in the Gallery Series

Scott McIntire

Sunday, October 21
3:00 pm
Free with admission

Based in both Brooklyn, NY and Greenport, NY, Scott McIntire works on paintings that visualize the unseen ‘energy fields’ in and among natural and man-made elements that are part of his travels. McIntire writes: “While in my backyard garden I started examining the plants and insects and begin to realize that the surrounding air was filled with birds, tiny bugs, dust and pollen and also with smells, sounds, and electro-magnetic energy. My concern about climate change, cellular, transmissions, radio waves, sounds and human manipulation of our environment lead me to perceive the universe beyond human senses and make ‘the invisible visible.’”

Miya Ando

Sunday, September 30
3:00 pm
Free with admission

As fascinating in person as her unforgettably luminous works, Miya Ando is an art star on the rise with recent shows at the Noguchi Museum and Tagore Gallery. A master metalworker trained in Japan, her iridescent works involve a complex process that she will reveal in a discussion of the work in the gallery where they are installed.

Barbara Prey

Sunday, September 30
3:00 pm
Free with admission

One of the top landscape watercolorists in the world Barbara Prey made news, yet again (she has been profiled in The New Yorker and elsewhere) when Mass MoCA unveiled her monumental watercolor, the largest in the world. The official artist of the NASA space program, and a mainstay of the U.S. Art in Embassies program, she is an internationally renowned figure. 


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