Long Island's art scene
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As always, in conjunction with the exhibit, which remains on view through Feb. 24, the museum presents related programming to add to the viewing experience. Programs include a lecture on “Art In and About New York,” on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. Laura Cottingham, an artist, critic, writer and curator, discusses the rich lode of scenes of New York in the collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, among them an Impressionist’s view of Union Square, a home scene on Manhattan’s 57th Street, an en plein air depiction of a creek near Kingston, and a Long Island domestic scene. Admission is $15. Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.
“The Lyon, the Which, and the Warhol” at Hofstra University
Hofstra University commemorates its 50th year with its new exhibition that presents photographs by Danny Lyons and Andy Warhol juxtaposed with works in other media.
Drawn from the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive photography collection, this exhibit – curated by the Museum’s collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola – features photographs by photojournalist Danny Lyon and the visionary pop artist Andy Warhol, contextually linking them to works in other media by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin (the “Which”). The exhibit emphasizes parallels between the artists in their use of indirect portraiture, physical presence and their creative process.
“Beginning with its opening in 1963, the Hofstra University Museum has offered the university and the New York regional community exhibitions that expand our knowledge and understanding through the visual arts,” said Beth E. Levinthal, the museum’s executive director. “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. The reading is free and open to the public.