Nassau County Museum of Art: New York, New York
Art Bridges partnered with the Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn Harbor, NY) on programming for the exhibition, New York, New York, on display from July 22 – November 5, 2017. The exhibition, guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz, presented New York’s grit and glamour; its excitement and bustle through the works of John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Milton Avery, Georgia O’Keefe and many others. Spanning the city from the early years of the last century to almost present day, this exhibition focused on aspects of city life such as immigration, transportation, the built environment, entertainment, work, home, and leisure.
Support from Art Bridges allowed the Museum to reach new audiences with enhanced education programs designed to promote a deeper understanding of New York’s social and economic development, and to begin the process of creating a stronger relationship with visitors who might benefit from engaging more deeply with the works through their native language.
This project serves as template for successful and meaningful engagement with visitors in languages other than English. Long Island is one of the most demographically diverse regions in New York State, with Spanish, Chinese, Italian, and Korean, among the many languages spoken by its residents. NCMA is now working toward replicating this project for the Chinese-speaking population.
Art Bridges support includes:
- Programming & Evaluation Project – Spanish language translation, programs for families, programs for youth and teens, programs for adults, and educator professional development.