New exhibitions open at two museums on Long Island in December. Art history is examined through two different lens at the Heckscher Art Museum. Work by Caribbean artists is featured at the Islip Art Museum to celebrate La Placita, a street festival in the Caribbean Islands. The exhibition also refers to the sweeping exhibition "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" organized by El Museo de Barrio and presented at three New York City museums.

HAMPTONS

GUILD HALL MUSEUM – EAST HAMPTON, NY

“ABSTRACTION:  Selections from the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection” through Jan 6, 2013 in the Woodhouse Gallery. Includes work by Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) and Ibram Lassaw (1913-2003).

“FRANK WIMBERLEY” through Jan 6, 2013 in the Spiga Gallery. The exhibition presents abstract paintings by Wimberley, who won Best in Show in the 2010 Artist Members Exhibition.

“FRITZ LEDDY PART 2” through Jan 6, 2013 in the Moran Gallery. The exhibition presents photographs taken by the Chief of East Hampton Police from 1937 to 1968. Curated by photographer Doug Kuntz.

“JOHN BERG” is extended through Feb 24, 2013 in the Wasserstein Gallery. The exhibition presents album covers designed by John Berg, a former Art Director and Vice President of Columbia Records. Berg designed over 5,000 record covers for Columbia Records over 25 years. He was nominated for 29 Grammys and won four. Three Grammy Awards will be displayed.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. www.guildhall.org

PARRISH ART MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY

“MALCOLM MORLEY: PAINTING, PAPER, PROCESS” through Jan 13, 2013. Exhibition emphasizes paper as method in Morley's work. Artworks include watercolor, lithography, etching and monotype. Organized by Alicia G. Longwell, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman, Chief Curator, Art and Education.

“GENIUS LOCI: INAUGURAL PLATFORM PROJECT BY HOPE SANDROW” through January 2013. "Genius Loci" is a series of installations located throughout the museum and its ground. Objects that represent beginnings were selected. The Platform Project is organized by Andrea Grover, curator of programs.

"SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION" New exhibitions include "Selected Recent Acquisitions: Building a Collection," "Look and Look Again: Contemporary Observation," "American Views: Artists at Home and Abroad," "William Merritt Chase: A Life in Art," "Fairfield Porter: Modern American Master,"  "Esteban Vicente: Portrait of the Artist" and "Collective Conversations: Abstract Expressionism, Figuration, and Pop."

The new location of the Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY. www.parrishart.org.

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY

"A 1950's CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHAMPTON" - through Jan 5, 2013. The show features Christmas photographs from Southampton family archives and other Christmas-related images. Admission free for members and children under 17, $4 for non-members.

“SOUTHAMPTON LANDSCAPES” – A solo show by Eileen Dawn Skretch through Jan 5, 2013. Paintings depict scenes from the East End.

The exhibitions are located at the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY.  southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND

SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – SOUTHOLD, NY

“GEORGE HALLOCK ART EXHIBITION: DETERMINED TO PAINT” through Dec 15. Oil and watercolor paintings by Hallock (1916-1984), who was based in Orient, NY. A 60-page catalogue written by Southold Historical Society Director Geoffrey K. Fleming accompanies the show.

The Reichert Family Center and Cosden Price Gallery, 54127 Main Road (Route 25),  Southold, NY. southoldhistoricalsociety.org

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – RIVERHEAD, NY

“COURIER & IVES: PRINTMAKERS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” through Jan 25, 2013. The exhibition features over 100 hand-colored lithographs from a private Long Island collection. Artworks depict activities, events and everyday life of 19th century Americans.

The Suffolk County Historical Society museum is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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SUFFOLK COUNTY

HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART – HUNTINGTON, NY

“MIRRORED IMAGES: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries” opens Dec 8 and remains on view through Mar 24, 2013. The exhibition features realist figure painting, portraiture, landscape, and still life painting from the mid-19th to the 20th century.

“MODERNIZING AMERICA: Artists of the Armory Show” opens Dec 8 and remains on view through Apr 14, 2013 (Closed from Mar 17-30, 2013). The show features an array of American artists from the museum’s Permanent Collection who participated in the Armory Show of 1913.

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY. www.heckscher.org.

ISLIP ART MUSEUM – EAST ISLIP, NY

“LA PLACITA” opens Dec 5 and remains on view through Feb 17, 2013. There is an opening reception on Dec 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit presents works by Caribbean artists in celebration of La Placita, a street festival in the Caribbean Islands. The show, curated by Beth Giacummo and Loretta Corbisiero, is in conjunction with “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" organized and presented at El Museo del Barrio (through Jan 6, 2013) with exhibits at the Queens Museum of Art (through Jan 6, 2013) and the Studio Museum in Harlem (now closed).

The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY. islipartmuseum.org.

LONG ISLAND MUSEUM – STONY BROOK, NY 

“LONG ISLAND, AMERICA’S 1950s FRONTIER” through Dec 31. Includes artifacts, photographs, videos of oral history and trendy 1950s clothing.

“COUNTRY SCENES FOR CITY PATRONS: WORKS BY WILLIAM SIDNEY MOUNT” through Dec 30. Eight paintings of country scenes painted between 1831 and 1862 are on view.

The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY. www.longislandmuseum.org.

NASSAU COUNTY

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY

“POLITICAL SLANT: EDITORIAL CARTOONS” through Dec 21 in the David Filderman Gallery. The show presents work from five political cartoonists from around the country. They are Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Pulitzer Prize winner Mike Keefe (formerly of the Denver Post), Steve Kelley of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Jimmy Margulies of the North New Jersey Record and Pulitzer Prize winner Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News. Also included are works by Thomas Nast from the late 19th century.

The Hofstra University Museum is located at 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. www.hofstra.edu/Community/museum/index.html

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – ROSLYN HARBOR, NY

“ARTISTS IN AMERICA" - Highlights of the Collection from the New Britain Museum of American Art through Feb 24, 2013. The show includes 79 works representing American art from every era from the 1700s to today. Photography, collage, paintings, and other media are represented. All works were selected from the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut.

“Artists in America” Film Series through Feb 24. Films screen at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays. A different film is shown each day of the week. Free with museum admission. No reservations needed.

“EXCERPTS IN ENCAUSTIC” through Feb 24 in the museum's Contemporary Gallery. The solo show of encaustic works by Martin Kline also includes monographs from "Martin Kline: Romantic Nature" that were previously exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Blvd, Route 25A), Roslyn Harbor, NY. nassaumuseum.org

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