Nassau County Museum of Art celebrates '70s photorealism

Viva Las Vegas in John Baeder's work

Viva Las Vegas in John Baeder's work "Stardust Motel," a 1977 photo-realist oil on canvas that evokes the spirit of Sin City. Photo Credit: Yale University Art Gallery

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After the turbulence of the 1960s, the 1970s ushered in a calmer time. The art world reflected those changes as the psychedelic, dreamlike images of the '60s were supplanted by more realistic representations of people, places and landscapes.

The movement -- known as PhotoRealism -- saw painters and sculptors create artwork that strove for accurate depictions of the world, with artistic splashes of creativity.

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The Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor has collected some of these paintings and sculptures for its new exhibit, "Still Life: 1970s Photorealism." The exhibit, which opens Saturday, runs until November.

The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62 and older. For more information, call 516-484-9337 or visit

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