Museum Trip | 'The 80s Show' Private Tour

Charles Riley at Nassau County Museum of Art

Sun, Jul 7 at 2 p.m.   |   90 minutes

Join us for this second trip to see 150 acres of nature trails, contemporary sculptures, and of course the unbelievable art lining the walls of the old Frick mansion. Riley has again generously offered to give us a private tour on the last day of his 80s exhibition.

One of our favorite Think Olio professors is the director of the immaculate Nassau Country Museum of Art on Long Island. We've decided we need to make a trip out for a private tour on the closing day of each one of his shows. So join us for the third trip to see 150 acres of nature trails, contemporary sculptures, and of course the unbelievable art lining the walls of the old Frick mansion.

The plan:

Take the Long Island Railroad Port Washington line from Penn Station to the Manhasset station. If you catch the 1:18pm train then we will be there to pick you up at the station and give you a ride to the museum. Bring snacks for a picnic and we'll provide the wine! After an hour or so, we will begin and Riley will lead us through a wild tour of his gorgeous museum.

From Penn Station To Manhasset – 1:18 PM to 1:58 PM – 40 mins – Off Peak

The 80s Show

When an international art star curates an exhibition revisiting one of the most dynamic eras in American art history, expect fireworks. Eric Fischl, master of the loaded group portrait, has been the curatorial advisor for a stunning show featuring more than a hundred works by all the great personalities of the Eighties.

Come see art from Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Ross Bleckner, Bryan Hunt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annette Lemieux, Charlie Clough, Tseng Kwong Chi, Jonathan Lasker and others.


Teacher: Charles Riley

Charles Riley II is the director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, an arts journalist, curator and professor at Clarkson University. He graduated from Princeton and received his Phd from City College of New York.


Venue: Nassau County Museum of Art

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