Contact Us

Special Events

Check back soon



Iced Coffee Hour Common Hour

September 23, 2014

Please join us for refreshing midday coffee on ice.  While you’re with us, let’s talk about the exhibitions currently on view.  Small, layered oil paintings by Roy Newell fill the front galleries while BereniceAbbott’s photographs of New York City in the 1930s are in the curved gallery.  The Director (Barbara), Collections Manager (Kristy), and Museum Educator (Stefanie) hope to see you there.

All About That Value Scale

October 21, 2014

Berenice Abbott noticed big updates happening in New York City when she returned from Paris in the 1930s.  Her black and white photographic series, Changing New York, opened everyone else’s eyes to what was occurring around them.  Besides being historical documents, these photographs are true art.  Abbott explores compositional techniques, plays with perspective and focus, and notices the surreal.  Participants will consider these concepts in making their photographs.  Artists are asked to bring their own equipment to create digital images (cameras, smartphones, and tablets), which will then be printed by the Museum.

Cutting Through the Red Tape

November 12, 2014

Roy Newell’s work is based in abstract expressionism, but his mature style considers art made over long periods of time – think 20-30 years.  Each painting, in its final form, could represent up to 1000 hours of work!  In this hands-on project, participants will mimic Newell’s layered jewel-tone style in the creation of a colored-tape on canvas-board artwork.  All supplies will be provided, free of charge. 


Check back soon.