Friday, 15 October 2010 00:00
People from Roslyn and surrounding communities turned out in force to catch a preview showing of the new exhibition at Nassau County Museum of Art. “For Us the Living” The Civil War in Paintings by Mort Künstler was unveiled before an invitation-only audience of museum members and supporters and guests of the artist. Künstler, a Long Islander himself, made sure that all his friends and neighbors got the coveted invitations.
“For Us the Living,” in NCMA’s main and second floor galleries, is on view through Jan. 9, 2011. Künstler will be offering a talk about his creative process on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. and returns to the museum for book signings on Sunday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m., each of those days.
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at 1 Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, off Route 25A/Northern Boulevard, west of Glen Cove Road. Call 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org for days, hours and admission fees.
‘For Us The Living’
The Focus of Artscene
“For Us the Living,” the Civil War in paintings by Mort Kunstler, is the current exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Shirley Romaine, host of Cablevision’s Artscene on Long Island will interview Constance Schwartz, the museum’s Director Emerita and curator of the current show on Cablevision’s Channel 73 on Sunday, Oct.17 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 11:00 a.m. on Channel 18 in the rest of Nassau and Suffolk.
“For Us the Living,” a quote from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, is a remarkable coming together of art and history,” says Romaine. “The paintings are wonderful and Kunstler’s research into the Civil War and into each work of art is fascinating. We are caught up in scenes of the romantic lifestyle in the South, the famous battles, it’s heroes and the terrible cost of war. Of special interest are the drawings and preparatory materials for the paintings. They give a glimpse into the artist’s creative process. Artscene viewers will get a preview of the work with insightful commentary by Ms. Schwartz. Don’t miss it.”