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China Now and Then at Nassau County Museum of Art

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 6, 2015

My friend Pat Dillon and I caught the China Now and Then exhibition at Nassau County Museum of Art a few days ago.

Roslyn, New York, USA. January 2, 2015. LINDA SCHWARTZ, a docent shares information about the artwork exhibits at the Nassau County Museum of Art China Now and Then Exhibit on Long Island. Artwork on wall by Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao is Digital Photograph on canvas with thread, with eyes nose and lips of face faintly visible. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, USA. January 2, 2015. Docent Linda Schwartz shares information about Nassau County Museum of Art’s China Now and Then Exhibit. Artwork: Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao Digital Photograph on canvas with thread; covered Chinese jar. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

A dramatic docent was already leading a tour group when we arrived, so we spent our time in the ground level galleries capturing photographs and learning about ancient Chinese blue and white porcelain and 21st Century Chinese ink-on-paper paintings. Then we climbed the spiral staircase to the upstairs galleries which mainly featured contemporary Chinese art.

Roslyn, New York, USA. January 2, 2015. Dinosaur (2006) in red polyresin, by Chinese artist Sui Jianguo (b. 1956) is displayed at the Nassau County Museum of Art China Now and Then Exhibit. "MADE IN CHINA" is written in big block letters down his chest. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, USA. January 2, 2015. Dinosaur (2006) in red polyresin, by Chinese artist Sui Jianguo, Nassau County Museum of Art China Now and Then Exhibit.  (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

The China Now and Then exhibition’s synergistic blend of ancient and modern Chinese art was both inspiring and fun, and we ended our visit at the museum’s Gift Shop, where I bought colorful Swirl Sunglasses.

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International Slow Art Day 2014

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 15, 2014

Saturday, a sunny warm spring day here on Long Island,  was International Slow Art Day, so I visited the Garden Party exhibit and the outdoor sculptures at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Roslyn, New York, U.S. - April 12, 2014 - During International Slow Art Day, a visitor views artist Hunt Slonem's colorful sculptures of monkeys, wildlife and tropical plants, at the Garden Party exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art on Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. – April 12, 2014 – During International Slow Art Day, a visitor views artist Hunt Slonem’s colorful sculptures of monkeys at Nassau County Museum of Art.  (© Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

A few of the pieces I lingered at were the Tiffany Studios lamp Chanson de printemps after Bouguereau, the pink and green rhinestone tulip minaudière, and a bouquet of designer dresses with flower motifs.

And I lay down on the grass to enjoy the daffodils.

NCMA’s Garden Party exhibit, which runs through July 6, 2014, is delightful after our winter of snows.

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Nassau County Museum of Art 2012

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 15, 2012

Despite having to shove my fingers in my coat pocket whenever they got too cold to set my Nikon’s dials and buttons – I had a great visit, outdoors and in, at the Nassau County Museum of Art this weekend.

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Twelve Light Candelabrum by Tiffany Studio at Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, 2012. Monochrome (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA. Feb. 12, 2012. Twelve Light Candelabrum by Tiffany Studio at Nassau County Museum of Art. Monochrome (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

It was a joint scouting expedition with one of my fellow co-leaders of the Long Island Photowalk and three members of NYPhotoForum. We spent quite a while photographing statues – which ranged from the sublime to the absurd – scattered throughout the grounds.

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Nassau County Museum of Art, outdoors and inside mansion, on February 12, 2012, in Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn Harbor, New York, US. Feb. 12, 2012. Long Island Photowalk visits Allen Bertoldi’s sculpture ‘Redbank 31 – Nassau Variation’ at Nassau County Museum of Art.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

And later, after the others left,  I joined the docent tour of the current exhibition: the Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany, plus some Tiffany lamps, windows, and more.

And yes, I took all the photos of this winter visit with Nikkor 16mm 180-degree fisheye lens.

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