Getting psychedelic on Long Island

January 18, 2014 by  

At the end of the month, the Nassau County Museum of Art will be holding a special lecture to discuss its exhibition on artist Peter Max. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch and listen to a presentation about the artist’s life and works. This presentation will be given by Riva Ettus, who is a docent at the museum, and a tour of the exhibit will follow the presentation.

Max is a prolific pop artist who came into the spotlight during the 1960s. His distinctive style, which often featured psychedelic colors, was revolutionary and changed the way people viewed the art world. He has worked in many mediums beyond painting, however, and the exhibition explores his hand-drawn black-and-white works, contrasting them to his larger, more vibrant, and more colorful works in different mediums.

The Nassau County Museum of Art is one of the most well-known suburban museums in the United States. Housed in the Frick Estate, guests can visit the sculpture park area and take walking tours of the grounds.

The curators at the museum may turn to brochure printing companies to create programs for this event so that audience members can read along with the presentation or reference the material as they explore the exhibit.

On Thursday, January 30, the presentation on Max begins at 1:00 pm. The guided tour is at 2:00 pm. The event itself is free but requires an admission fee to the museum. The Nassau County Museum of Art is located in Roslyn Harbor, not far from Manhasset.