DISPATCH - FEB 6, 2013 (9:05 a.m.)

LONG ISLAND, NY-

February brings a variety of new exhibitions to Long Island museums. Expansive shows open at the Suffolk County Historical Society and Hofstra University Art Museum. A look at the historic lives of whalers and women are presented at two historical society museums on the East End. Student art exhibitions occupy both Hamptons art museums.

Here's what's on view at museums across Long Island:

HAMPTONS

BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM - BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY

"BRIDGEHAMPTON WHALERS: A FARMER'S LIFE AT SEA" continues through April 21. The exhibit celebrates local men who went to sea to hunt whales, most of whom came back to farm. The show includes art by Claus Hoie (1911-2007), excerpts from whaling logs, scrimshaw and more.

The museum is located in the Bridgehampton Historical Society's Corwith House at 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bhmuseum.org.

DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE - "JOHN CHAMBERLAIN: IT AIN'T CHEAP" continues through Oct 30. The exhibition presents six of the artist’s rarely exhibited metal paintings from 1965 and the 1965 sculpture "It Ain't Cheap." The works are from a series of 12-inch-square paintings that were presented at Leo Castelli Gallery in January 1965 in the solo exhibition "Paintings done in auto lacquer and metal flake on formica."

ON PERMANENT VIEW is an installation by Dan Flavin (1933-1996) of nine works in fluorescent light made between 1963 and 1981. The exhibition follows Flavin’s art practice from when he began to work solely with standard fluorescent fixtures and tubes to just before the presentation of his new art form was realized.

Dan Flavin Art Institute is located on Corwith Avenue, about 1/2 block from Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. The museum is open weekends from noon to 6 p.m. www.diaart.org.

GUILD HALL MUSEUM – EAST HAMPTON, NY

“JOHN BERG” continues through Feb 24 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.

"21st Annual Student Art Festival - Part I" continues through Feb 24. The show features works by students attending Kindergarten through the Eighth Grade from schools in Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org

PARRISH ART MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY

“2013 STUDENT EXHIBITION” opens on Feb 2 and remains on view through March 3. The exhibition presents art by students from Pre-K to High School attending public and private schools in the townships of Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton and Southold. Works by high school students from Brookhaven are part of the exhibition. The opening for High School students takes place on Feb 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. The opening for all other students was held on Feb 2.

"SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION" are on long term view. Exhibitions include "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 Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY

“NOT THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP: WOMEN’S HAND WORK, 1800-1930” opens on Feb 16 and remains on view through April 27. The exhibit includes 19th century paintings, tatting, lace and other hand-made works.

"Women Working on Pillow Lace (The Sewing School)" by Giacomo Ceruti, 1720s. Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm. Private Collection. Exhibited in "Not the Devil's Workshop." Courtesy Southampton Historical Society.

Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER – SPRINGS, NY

Closed until May. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs, NY 11937.  sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

EASTERN LONG ISLAND

SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – SOUTHOLD, NY

No exhibitions on view. The Reichert Family Center and Cosden Price Gallery is located at 54127 Main Road (Route 25),  Southold, NY 11971. southoldhistoricalsociety.org

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – RIVERHEAD, NY

“HIDDEN AND FORBIDDEN: ART AND OBJECTS OF INTOLERANCE, DEPICTIONS OF BLACKS IN AMERICA” opens on Feb 2 and continues through June 1. An opening reception was held on Feb 1.  Lectures in support of the exhibition will be held on Feb 8, Feb 15 and 22. For details, see suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

“COURIER & IVES: PRINTMAKERS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE” through June 1. 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 11901. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

LONG ISLAND

SUFFOLK COUNTY

HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART – HUNTINGTON, NY

“MIRRORED IMAGES: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries” remains on view through Mar 24. 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” 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 11743. www.heckscher.org.

ISLIP ART MUSEUM – EAST ISLIP, NY

“LA PLACITA” remains on view through Feb 17. The exhibit presents works by Caribbean artists in celebration of La Placita, a street festival in the Caribbean Islands. The show is co-curated by Beth Giacummo and Loretta Corbisiero.

The next exhibition, “Fluid Reformations: Smith, Gaffer, Potter” opens on March 17.

The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730. islipartmuseum.org.

LONG ISLAND MUSEUM – STONY BROOK, NY 

Closed for February for renovation of the Carriage Museum.

The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. longislandmuseum.org.

NASSAU COUNTY

HILLWOOD ART MUSEUM at C.W. Post campus of Long Island University - BROOKVILLE, NY

"THE FRENCH CONNECTION: NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH ART FROM THE TABLER COLLECTION and NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAN ART FROM THE BAKER / PISANO COLLECTION" continues through March 9.

The Hillwood Art Museum is located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548. www2.liu.edu.

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY

“CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS OF THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM” opens on Feb 5 and remains on view through March 28. An opening reception takes place on Tuesday, Feb 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Emily Lowe Gallery. The anniversary exhibition presents 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated to the museum since 2006. Works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists.

Included are Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), Stanley Twardowicz (1917-2008) and others.

The exhibition also presents Pre-Columbian figures and vessels plus African masks from the early to mid 20th-century.

"Stride Piano" by Alison Saar, 1993. Woodcut, 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Hofstra University Museum Collections. Gift of Judith A. Jedlicka. Image courtesy Hofstra University Museum.

 

"THE LYON, THE WHICH AND THE WARHOL" remains on view through May 19 at the David Filderman Gallery.

The exhibition presents photographs from its collection from photojournalist Danny Lyon and Pop artist Andy Warhol and connects them to works in other media by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Lisbeth Firmin. The exhibit emphasizes parallels between the artists in their use of indirect portraiture, physical presence and their creative process.

The Hofstra University Museum is located at 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. www.hofstra.edu.

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. 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 museum will be closed from Feb 25 to March 8 to install the next exhibition "AB-EX / REC-CON: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM RECONSIDERED."

The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Blvd, Route 25A), Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576. nassaumuseum.org

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