Museum Talk with Shirley Romaine

Shirley Romaine
Shirley Romaine

In conjunction with two current exhibitions of work by masters of European modernism, Nassau County Museum of Art presents TV personality and arts advocate Shirley Romaine on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m., in Wunderbar! Star Painters: An Insider’s View.

Romaine discusses Serge Sabarsky, the first director of Nassau County Museum of Art when it was privatized in 1989. Sabarsky, an expert in the German and Austrian Expressionist Art movements, brought world-class exhibitions to the newly private museum that showcased works by important artists of those modernist schools, including Klimt, Shiele, Kandinsky, Klee, Dix and many others. Romaine bases her talk on television interviews she conducted with Sabarsky.

Admission to Wunderbar! Star Painters: An Insider’s View is $15 (members, $5) and includes museum admission. Register at

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A, two traffic lights west of Glen Cove Road. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered at 2 p.m. each day; tours of the mansion are offered each Saturday at 1 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations needed. Tours are free with museum admission. Family art activities and family tours are offered Sundays from 1 p.m.; free with museum admission. Call 516-484-9338, ext. 12, to inquire about group tours.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and above) and $4 for students and children ages 4 to 12. Members are admitted free.

The Museum Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 516-484-9337 for current exhibitions, events, days, times and directions or visit

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