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Songs Without Words: The Art of Music

November 20, 2021 – March 6, 2022

The never-ending dance of art and music crosses cultures and millennia. This comprehensive survey is symphonic in range. It includes not only masterpieces of art but instruments as well (such as Stradivarius violins, vintage guitars from rock legends, as well as percussion and string and woodwind instruments from all along the Silk Road) with a gallery of sculpture that can be played as instruments, including a walk-in gamelan. With such favorite artists as Degas, Vuillard, Gris, Bearden and Matisse, we add the contemporary artists for whom music is a constant source of inspiration, such Jasper Johns, Robert Wilson (a portrait of Lady Gaga), Idris Khan, Joan Snyder and many others. Just to make it fun, vintage photography and memorabilia showcasing rock, jazz and Broadway will join musical scores and manuscripts inscribed by the hands of the great performers and composers, such as Joni Mitchell, Bela Bartok, Jimmy Webb, just to name a few.


Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
Phone: (516) 484-9338