PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Upcoming Programs

Sketching in the Galleries
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, August 6
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 for Members;
Museum admission plus $5 for Non-Members
Limited to 15 per session

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).

Barbara Prey
Artist in the Gallery Series

Saturday, September 7
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

After the debut of her stunning MassMOCA site-specific masterpiece, the world’s largest watercolor, Barbara Prey’s international fame only soared higher. The first woman commissioned more than once by NASA to be an artist in residence, she created the official commemorative print for the space shuttle Columbia. Her first-hand stories of working with NASA are glimpses into the excitement of art’s highest-level interaction with science.

Director’s Gallery Talk with Charles A. Riley II, PhD

Sunday, September 8, November 3
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Sketching in the Galleries
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, September 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 for Members;
Museum admission plus $5 for Non-Members
Limited to 15 per session

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).

Smithsonian Magazine
Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 21
Free admission for two, download tickets at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Join the annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine at our Museum and cultural institutions across the country with free entry with a Museum Day ticket.

How to Prepare anArt School Portfolio

Saturday, September 21
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
at The Manes Center
No reservations needed

Join us for an informative talk with Robyn Cooper, art professor and former admissions counselor, discussing the requirements for a competitive art/design school admissions portfolio that will gain attention from admissions counselors. Bring your artwork and art journals for a review. 

Professor Lee Stemkoski,
Scientist in the Gallery

Saturday, September 21
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

The magic of mathematics that makes space travel as well as art a possibility is unveiled in this talk by Adelphi University star professor Lee Stemkoski.

Juergen Thieme of Brookhaven National Laboratory

Sunday, September 22
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Harnessing the precision of the “beamline” at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Thieme, one of the world’s leading experts on the physics of imaging, scans the depths of paintings by Rembrandt, Brueghel and others to unlock their chemical and technical secrets down to the molecular level, answering objectively the controversial questions of authenticity. You will see paintings in a way you never did before, detecting underpainting completely invisible to the naked eye.

Brown Bag Lectures
with Riva Ettus

Thursday, September 26
1:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
No reservations needed
First come, first seated

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk about the current exhibition. Afterward, join the 2:00 pm public exhibition tour. 

Autumn Sculpture Stroll

Thursday, October 3
Rain date: October 17
5:30 pm
Meet at the Front Terrace
$5 for Members; $10 for Non-Members

Laura Lynch, and Katie Aragon of the Museum’s Education Department, will lead a walk through the Museum’s Sculpture Park, one of the largest sculpture parks in the region. The Park includes large-scale installations, many in the Museum’s permanent collection, others are on loan from prestigious museums and galleries. The event is limited to 50 people. Meet on the front terrace of the Museum. The rain date is Thursday, October 17, 5:30 PM. If rain is forecasted, we will email you the day before by 5:00 pm to let you know if the Sculpture Stroll is postponed.

The Future of Energy

Sunday, October 6
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

High-ranking strategists from PSE&G join green energy experts and top-tier scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory as well as local universities for a timely debate on the future of electric power, transportation and government policy. From micro-grids to alternative energy to scientific and policy breakthroughs, top local thinkers go head-to-head and take your questions.

Scott McIntire
Artist in the Gallery Series

Sunday, October 13
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

One of the nation’s most sought-after figures when it comes to the way art addresses issues of the environment, Scott McIntire is a realist with a message. His meticulous landscapes and nature imagery (birds drawn with the eye of an expert birder, alongside the voice-prints of their calls) are coded with symbolic geometry. Come listen to him de-code these works packed with meaning.

Sketching in the Galleries
with Glenna Kubit

Tuesday, October 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$5 for Members;
Museum admission plus $5 for Non-Members
Limited to 15 per session

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).

Rachelle Krieger
Artist in the Gallery Series

Sunday, October 20
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

As energetic in real life as her work is on the canvas, Port Washington resident Rachelle Krieger is an abstract expressionist painter with a passion for the play of energy across our natural world. Her studio practice is an intellectual adventure that marries science with philosophy and high-level painterly technique.

Brown Bag Lectures
with Riva Ettus

Thursday, October 24
1:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
No reservations needed
First come, first seated

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk about the current exhibition. Afterward, join the 2:00 pm public exhibition tour. 

Enchanted Forest:
A Super Family Sunday

Sunday, October 27
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at the Mansion
No reservations needed
$15 materials fee per family for Members; Museum admission plus $20 materials fee for
Non-Members

Celebrate our 30 Years this October as the Museum’s forest transforms into a magical place full of inspiration. During our family-friendly Halloween celebration, come design a night sky mobile and use fall leaves, printmaking and special papers to create a layered collage inspired by the forest. Visit our animal friends from Volunteers for Wildlife and contribute to a community art project in our Outdoor Classroom. In addition to these activities, see the new PSE&G mobile energy lab with hands-on fun as we learn about how electricity works. Program will move indoors in case of rain. Reservations are not needed. 

Director’s Gallery Talk with Charles A. Riley II, PhD

Sunday, November 3
3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

Tesla: The Power of Genius

Date/Time to be Announced
Free with Museum admission

The charismatic visionary Nikola Tesla is credited by some with inventing the wireless transmission of electric power (the predecessor of WiFi), the laser beam, the fluorescent light, and the Tesla coil, one of the spectacular electric instruments (another is the Theramin, an instrument with an eery, swooping sound) that will be demonstrated during this fun-packed event. An impersonator will play the role of Tesla, who designed the dynamo for Thomas Edison that lit Paris, “the city of light,” and who built his amazing lab, Wardenclyffe, on Route 25A. Many of its original instruments and machines will be on view in the exhibition.

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