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 - Long Island autumn - Techno-Impressionist Museum - Techno-Impressionism - art - beautiful - photo photography picture - by Tony Karp

The Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) is located on Long Island's north shore, just east of Roslyn, in part of the legendary area known as the Gold Coast. The museum, itself, is in what was the owner's Mansion, situated on over 200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.

For a tiny museum, it has a lot of clout. It once organized a Picasso show that included all of the 100 etchings and prints that make up the Vollard Suite. Other shows have included the Impressionists, a fin-de-siècle exhibit of the world of Toulouse-Lautrec, and a dazzling display of Latin American art.

But the museum is just one part of the package. You can spend an entire afternoon wandering the grounds, admiring the gardens, and getting close to dozens of outdoor sculptures including works by Calder, Botero, and a sculpture called "Wood Duck" that seems to float on the surface of a pond.

Here we see one of nature's sculptures, colored by shortening days of autumn. It was fascinating to walk the grounds in the different seasons. Always something new to see.

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