Museum Trip | 'True Colors' Private Tour

Charles Riley at Nassau County Museum of Art

Sun, Nov 4 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 True Color exhibition.

Scenius Members get 50% off this field trip. Use the code 'fieldtrip' at check out.

One of our favorite Think Olio professors is now the director of the immaculate Nassau Country Museum of Art on Long Island. We had a field trip for his last show and realized we needed to make these a regular thing. So 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 True Color exhibition.

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 and hour or so, we will begin and Riley will lead us through a wild tour of his gorgeous museum.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

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

True Colors

Nothing in art is more powerful than color. From Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this wildly exuberant show. Potent even to the point of being considered dangerous, it is the most exciting element of art, the strongest tool in the toolbox. “Color, above all, is a means of liberation,” Matisse declared.

The full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the nineteenth century to this moment’s hottest talents. The roll call is a hit parade of art history’s most exciting names: Kandinsky, Motherwell, Warhol, Wolf Kahn, James Nares, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, David Hockney, and many more. It all begins with a monumental painting by Titian, considered the original champion of color in art, in a dramatic installation.


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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