Senator Jack M. Martins (R–7th Senate District) has secured $50,000 in state funding for the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn.
Housed in the heart of one of Long Island’s famous Gold Coast properties, the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn is ranked as one of the largest and most important suburban art museums in the country. It offers programming and interactive experiences to the community and works with more than 100 schools, universities and local groups throughout Nassau and Suffolk to provide programming which helps students develop their creative skills and enrich their understanding and appreciation for the arts.
The state funding will support the renovation of the museum’s Manes Family Art & Education Center, which will be used to enhance the programming and services it offers.
“The Nassau County Museum of Art is a wonderful cultural and educational resource. It utilizes exhibits, displays and hands-on educational programming to allow people to experience and appreciate the arts in a variety of ways. This funding will help support the museum’s efforts to build upon its services,” said Senator Martins.
“We are very excited that Senator Martins was able to secure this funding to help renovate the Manes Family Art & Education Center. The museum is a very special place and we can’t thank Senator Martins enough for supporting it and the wonderful programs and services it delivers to the community,” said Angela Susan Anton, president of the museum’s board of trustees.
“The future Manes Family Art & Education Center will be the home for many valuable museum programs for students and their teachers, as well as wonderful activities for families, seniors and those with special needs in our community. The museum’s trustees and all at the Nassau County Museum of Art are extremely grateful for the New York State support that Senator Martins has helped to secure for this important educational initiative,” said Museum Director Dr. Karl E. Willers.
“As an avid supporter of the arts, I thank Senator Jack Martins for his dedicated efforts in securing state funding for the museum’s Manes Family Art & Education Center, which will allow the museum to improve its historic gardens, and continue to provide an active schedule of exhibitions and educational programs to serve residents of all ages here in Nassau County,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.