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Exhibitions

From the Collection

March 18—June 6, 2017

Tues., Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm

We've brought together some of the art in our collection along with an exhibition of cookbooks from the family, and some on loan.

Feeding the Family: 20th-Century Cookbooks

Through June 6th

Cookbook swap and a talk by Kelsey Brow on June 4th.

Cookbooks tell a story about how families lived—the tools they used, what they ate, and what they cared about. From the activism-focused "charity cookbooks" of the progressive era to the penny-pinching recipes of the war years, this selection of beloved Orth family cookbooks offer a snapshot of changing technology, tastes, and women's roles (and for cooks, some tried-and-true recipes).

Water LilySummer through Greta’s Lens              

June 10-August 29 

Opening reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-4 pm

Photographer Greta Jaklitsch was one of the first artists to exhibit at the Museum and we love following her work. Ms. Jaklitsch can often be found at parks and gardens in Flushing searching for new images to capture at the perfect moment. This group of summer-themed images includes travels further afield.  \

All of her photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film; they are neither enhanced nor altered.  From the crisp beauty of a perfect flower to misty dream-like landscapes, behold the essence of summer!

About the artist: Greta Jaklitsch first exhibited at the Voelker Orth Museum in 2005. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Pleiades Gallery, Bayside Historical Society, Flushing Town Hall, Islip Art Museum, Daniel Webster College (NH), and Salmagundi Art Club.

 

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