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Stepping Out

Art explorations for the family at Nassau Museum


Adventures in Art

Nassau Museum’s Family Day

Converse, collaborate and create together when Nassau County Museum of Art welcomes families for artistic exploration. See the current exhibition, “The Mansion,” along with supervised art activities. Take part in exhibit-based gallery conversations and examine new art materials with the museum’s educator. Start off the New Year by exploring your family’s creative side, drawing inspiration from the exhibit. Favorite guest co-curators Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells return to the museum with a fresh look at visual art highlighted by an outstanding roster of artists. Paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and design are on view, including works by Grandma Moses, Jasper Johns, Norman Rockwell, Marc Chagall and Jane Freilicher, plus a special showcase of glittering minaudières and fashion accessories by handbag designer Judith Leiber. From traditional landscapes to avant-garde works, this exhibition offers a fanciful experience through the eyes of artists across the past century.

Sunday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. family tour; art activities start at 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. $15, $10 seniors, $5 12 and older. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr. (off Northern Blvd.), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

In Concert

East End Trio

Join the East End Trio for their unique Pop Songbook program, an inspiring and engaging musical adventure through the 60s into the 2000s. Their concert is filled with popular songs, trivia and nostalgia all done with their signature style, grace and originality. The ensemble performs as part of Heckscher Museum of Art’s First Friday series. Explore the museum’s exhibitions and enjoy a concert inspired by the artwork on view. Prior to the performance, explore the current exhibition, “Locally Sourced,” during extended viewing hours. This exhibit, which kicks off the museum’s year-long centennial celebration, underscores its commitment to preserving and presenting the stories of Long Island’s art through the permanent collection. The museum-wide exhibition brings together painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper by dozens of artists to explore the themes of place, dialogue among artists, and landscape, with particular attention to the achievements of women artists. Spanning the 19th century to the present, the show invites consideration of varied approaches to land, sea, and sky in works by artists including Thomas Moran, Ty Stroudsbourg, and Max Weber.

Friday, Jan. 3, 5-8:30 p.m.; concert at 7 p.m. Free admission. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.