Long Island's art scene
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In that Axinn Library gallery, the museum offers “The Lyon, the Which, and the Warhol,” which remains on view through May 19. Here, culled from the museum’s extensive photography collection, visitors can see photos by photojournalist Danny Lyons and pop icon Andy Warhol juxtaposed with works by other photographers and artists in various mediums.
This exhibit, curated by the museum’s collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola, contextually links Lyons’ and Warhol’s photographs and Polaroids to such artists as Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin (the “Which.”). According to Levinthal, “The Lyon, the Which, and the Warhol encourages viewers to consider how artists employ portraiture and physical presence as well as other tools to break the barriers of societal stereotypes.”
Hofstra’s MFA creative writing students will share their original post-modern poetry inspired by works in the exhibition in a program titled “Warhol and Writings: Post-Modern and Existential Poetry Reading,” on April 29, at 7 p.m. This reading is free and open to the public.
The works of Faith Ringgold at Molloy College
The acclaimed African-American artist Faith Ringgold – best known for her painted story quilts – is the subject of an in-depth study at Molloy College’s Kaiser Art Gallery..
The exhibit, which opened in February and has been extended through March 28, focuses on “Tar Beach” and “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles.” It features Ringgold’s prints and accompanying materials relating to her life and career as an artist, author and activist.
Where to Go
Nassau County Museum of Art: One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.
Hofstra University Museum: Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall; David Filderman Gallery 9th floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-5672 or www.hostra.edu/museum.
Molloy College: Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery, Public Square, 2nd floor, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 678-5000 ext. 6549.