The Manes Family Art & Education Center at the Nassau County Museum of Art provides a learning space committed to engaging members of our community in visual art experiences by providing a gateway to the creative process. This newly refurbished building offers a dynamic and inspiring environment in which audiences of all ages and abilities can find creative engagement through a variety of activities, projects, and talks. With art on view, two art studios, a reading room, and outdoor classroom, children, families and adults will have the opportunity to enjoy programs that include traditional and contemporary forms of art processes and art education. The Manes Center is located on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art. It is the first building on the left after entering the grounds from Northern Boulevard.
Share the passion for art with philanthropist and author Dr. Harvey Manes, whose personal collection includes masterworks from the Renaissance through cutting-edge contemporary. Highlights from this world-class private cache of art will be on view at the Manes Center. Join us for an opening reception on January 25, when we celebrate the launch for Dr. Manes's new book, Collecting Art for Pleasure and Profit.
The Museum is offering docent-led tours of The Manes Collection exhibition on select days as part of general admission. Make sure not to miss this impressive display from Dr. Manes’ private art collection.
Tuesday - Sunday
11:00 am - 4:45 pm
at The Manes Center
Free for visitors
A collaborative installation art project for Museum visitors of all ages.
How were you inspired on your trip to the Museum? Express yourself with art materials provided in our makerspace.
In a fast moving world filled with fun high tech gadgets, we invite you to slow down and create, connect and collaborate with other visitors in this self-guided hands on activity.
Students, art instructors and staff join Dr. Harvey Manes in a celebration of The Manes Center's one year anniversary.
Art Student Suzanne Iardanou shares her artwork with family on exhibition at The Manes Center's art gallery in Master Class: The Manes Community.
Celebrating the one year Anniversary of The Manes Center at the Open House, Laura Lynch, Director of Education, Dr. Harvey Manes, Board Member and Reem Hussein, Manager of The Manes Center.
Art Instructor, Robyn Cooper with students from her Gouache Painting class at the Open House.
Museum Visitors at The Manes Center view work from our summer exhibition featuring works by our Art Instructors and students, Master Class: The Manes Community.
The internationally renowned, and locally loved, graffiti artist Kenny Scharf arrived with his daughter Malia (a filmmaker) on an October morning to start work on the freestyle mural on The Manes Family Art and Education Center facade. In only four days, working from early morning until dusk to the accompaniment of his music and plenty of coffee, he progressed relentlessly from a frieze-like border at the top of the building to the curvaceous, flowing figures for which he is renowned. The Gauguin-esque palette bloomed as he deftly covered the building, ending in a final flourish. Exhausted but exhilarated, Scharf “car-bombed” a BMW, indulged a pack of local children by painting the backs of their jackets and then painted a silver silhouette on Dr. Harvey Manes’s jacket.
Nassau County Museum of Art
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Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576