Sculptors in Miniature Exhibit will be held at the Tee Ridder Miniature Museum on the
grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art through May until June
11th. Features internationally award winning bronze and wood
sculpturesby artists from England, France, and the United States. Their
works range in size from less than one inch to three inches.
Madeleine Tee> Ridder (1926-1991) was a connoisseur and patron of the miniature arts around the world.
An avid sportswoman, gardener and musician, Tee was able to incorporate these interests into the creation of
more than 100 miniature rooms. In her memory, her husband, Eric, has donated The Tee Ridder Miniatures
Museum of The Nassau County Museum of Art to house her most impressive works. This jewel-like building is
situated on The Nassau County Museum of Art's 145 landscaped acres in the heart of Long Island's Gold
Coast which features one of the largest publicly accessible sculpture gardens on the East Coast.
Ranging from cozy kitchens to elegant gilded drawing rooms, the Tee touch is always evident. Tee's taste was
impeccable, and her art was seldom without her signature of freshing whimsy.
Visitors to The Tee Ridder Miniatures Museum of The Nassau County Museum of Art are charmed by an 18th
century kitchen, a music room and a gaming room containing animal trophies. A French grand salon is
illuminated by an electrified glass chandelier three-inches tall with replaceable light bulbs the size of a grain of
In this miniature world, Tee Ridder found endless hours of pleasure, fantasy and the satisfaction of creativity.
She would be thrilled by the pleasure her art is giving both young and old.