The Nassau County Museum of Art has not only an esteemed collection of American and European art objects, but also a nature preserve. Come here to refresh your spirit with the creativity of the artworks and refresh your body with a relaxing walk in the woods.
William Cullen Bryant, the famous poet and author of Thanatopsis, once owned much of the 145 acres (59 hectares) of the property. Walk through the grounds where Bryant’s visitors came to enjoy intellectual and cultural pursuits in the 19th century. Look for the more than 30 works in the site’s Sculpture Garden. Featured artists include Fernando Botero, Masayuki Nagare and Chaim Gross. Today’s eight trails pass through diverse woodlands populated by birds of prey.
Step inside the three-story Georgian Mansion to view some of the 500 artworks in the permanent collection. Most are American and European art from the 19th and 20th centuries in all types of media. Find pieces from Rodin, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Braque and Freer.
The museum is also known for its rotating and temporary exhibits. Recent subjects have included New York, New York, with artists’ portrayals of the city, and Glamour Icons: Marc Rosen, revealing how cosmetics packaging has delivered iconic and artistic designs. Check to see what temporary exhibits or shows are scheduled during your visit.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is generally open Tuesdays through Sundays, with short closures several times a year for exhibit changes. Pre-schedule a docent-led tour and stop at the museum store. Look for family art activities on some Sundays as well. The museum charges a fee, offering discounts for seniors, students and children.
Find the Nassau County Museum of Art just north of central Roslyn overlooking Long Island Sound. Plan enough time to view the artworks inside and sculptures outside and walk through the William Cullen Bryant Preserve. Visit the separate site, Cedarmere Museum, with Bryant’s original house and historic gardens, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Americana Manhasset Mall, Nassau County Museum of Art, and Harbor Links Golf Course. NYIT Old Westbury Campus and Old Westbury Gardens are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Port Washington, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Americana Manhasset Mall, Harbor Links Golf Course, and Nassau County Museum of Art. NYIT Old Westbury Campus and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Flower Hill, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Nassau County Museum of Art and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Harbor Links Golf Course. Gold Coast Arts Center and Castle Gould are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Manhasset, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Gold Coast Arts Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kings Point Park and Queens County Farm Museum. Steppingstone Park and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic bed & breakfast is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sands Point Preserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Harbor Links Golf Course and Gold Coast Arts Center. Nassau County Museum of Art and Kings Point Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in Carle Place, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Roosevelt Field Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Space at Westbury and Long Island Children's Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This Westbury hotel is situated near the metro station. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is an area attraction.
Situated in Carle Place, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Roosevelt Field Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Space at Westbury and Long Island Children's Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).