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Coming Up: “Great Museums”, Mamaroneck-April 12

Mamaroneck Public Library

Acclaimed art educator and historian Suzanne Altman will present three unique lectures on “Great Museums of New York” at the Mamaroneck Library on select Sundays in April and May.

The first lecture, entitled “Must See Treasures of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” is on Sunday, April 12th from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. Her description:  “From an Egyptian temple shipped block by block across the ocean; to a Roman bedroom preserved by the ashes of Mt. Vesuvius; to the most expensive (small) painting the museum owns; this lecture takes us on a tour of one of the finest museums in the world.”  

The one-hour multi-media presentation will be followed by a Q & A period and light refreshments, hosted by The Friends of Mamaroneck Library. 

The Friends of the Mamaroneck Library is a nonprofit organization providing extra support for the library and it funds the library’s free museum pass program. The Friends is sponsoring this lecture series to bring attention to this great opportunity for local residents — using your Mamaroneck Library card, patrons can obtain free passes to many great museums.

Suzanne (Sue) Altman is an artist, art educator and art historian who has exhibited her own work in NYC, NJ and the Hudson Valley, and has taught and lectured in many venues and to all age groups. She taught Art History for many years, and has led student art trips to Italy and Greece.

Save the dates for the remaining free lectures in this series, all from 2-4 p.m.

Sunday, April 26th – “Highlights of The Museum of Modern Art” – “…View the most important works of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the era that put New York in the forefront of the art world. Works by Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Pollock and Warhol are included.”

Sunday, May 17th“Other Great Museums: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick, The Jewish Museum, and Others”

The Friends of Mamaroneck Library is an all-volunteer organization which raises funds to enhance the library experience for the entire community through gifts of programming and materials.

The Programs will be held in the community room on the lower level of the Library.  Registration is not required. Hearing-assistance devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Contact the Reference Desk of the Library for further information on the Museum Pass Program @ 914-698-1250*3.

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