In honor of the Goya exhibition running through Nov. 27, Nassau County Museum of Art is celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Oct. 29. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday in Mexico and other Latin American countries and coincides with the U.S. celebration of Halloween.
The Nassau Museum of Art (NCMA) invites children and their families to enjoy a day of interactive tours of Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos prints, traditional Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts, music and a parade starting at 1 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to this fun-filled event.
Dia de los Muertos will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free with museum admission plus a $3 fee per child for art materials. No reservations are needed. $2 parking fee for the general public, NCMA members park free.
Don’t forget Family Sunday!
Each Sunday the museum offers a 1 p.m. guided walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30 p.m., supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sunday at the Museum is free with museum admission, no registration needed.This event is in the main building, the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located on the former Frick Estate, just 25 miles from New York City. The sprawling property is just off Route 25A, at One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576. You can reach them at (516) 484-9337 and hours are 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to the galleries in the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $4 for students and children (4-12). Admission includes entrance to the Art Space for Children. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (NCMA members park free).
Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered by New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and museum and is funded through income derived from admissions, parking, membership, special events, private donations and corporate sponsorships, as well as federal and state grants.
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