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(Credit: Sheldan C. Collins)

"Eli" is a 1963 oil on canvas by Alex Katz on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor through October 13, 2013.

Museum Day Live

At the Museum Day Live event, sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, you can roam the halls and galleries of Long Island's art and history museums without paying a cent for admission. You also can catch up on recent changes at a number of the Island's best-known cultural institutions.

A beautiful collection of scrimshaw at the Cold
(Credit: Maria Boyadjieva)

A beautiful collection of scrimshaw at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. (Jan. 13, 2013)

A whale skull and a mouse skull (bottom
(Credit: Maria Boyadjieva)

A whale skull and a mouse skull (bottom left), displayed next to each other for scale comparison, at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. (Jan. 13, 2013)

An untitled Jackson Pollock pen, brush and ink
(Credit: Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Art)

An untitled Jackson Pollock pen, brush and ink and graphite pencil on paper, circa 1948-49, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection, is part of the "Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet" exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

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(Credit: Parrish Art Museum)

"Couple and Progeny," a 1951 ink, wax, watercolor and cut paper mounted on black paper by Alfonso Ossorio, an artist who was also an important collector, is among about 50 works in the "Angels, Demons, and Savages" exhibition at Water Mill's Parrish Art Museum, running from July 21 to Oct. 27, 2013.

This scene at Jones Beach as it looked
(Credit: New York State Parks, Recreation)

This scene at Jones Beach as it looked in the 1950s is part of the "Coney Island and Jones Beach: Empires by the Sea" exhibit opening June 14, 2013, at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, Stony Brook. It will run long past summer--through Dec. 29, 2013.

The antique wool bathing suits in the
(Credit: Handout)

The antique wool bathing suits in the "Coney Island and Jones Beach: Empires by the Sea" exhibition at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook.

(Credit: Sheldan C. Collins)

"Eli" is a 1963 oil on canvas by Alex Katz on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor through October 13, 2013.

(Credit: Bill Orcutt)

"The Red Smile" is a 1963 oil on canvas by Alex Katz on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor through October 13, 2013.

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