DISPATCH – MAY 24, 2013 (8:00 a.m.)

LONG ISLAND, NY-

There are lots of new shows to see in Long Island museums this month. Check out the possibilities in the following list of exhibitions presented at Long Island museums in May.

HAMPTONS

BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM – BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY

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

“75th ANNUAL ARTISTS MEMBERS EXHIBITION” continues through June 1.  The Awards Judge is Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. Winner of Top Honor receives a solo exhibition at Guild Hall’s Spiga Gallery. New for this year is the award, “Best Interpretation of the 75th/Diamond Anniversary Theme.”

"Reading Plato" by Stephanie Brody-Lederman won Top Honors at the Artists Members Show.

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

PARRISH ART MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY

“ALICE AYCOCK DRAWINGS: SOME STORIES ARE WORTH REPEATING” continues through July 13. The exhibition is in partnership with The Grey Art Gallery at NYU (New York University). The exhibition is presented in two separate yet related exhibitions: The Parrish presents 55 works from 1984 to the present and The Grey Art Gallery presents 48 works from 1971-1984.

“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.

POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER – SPRINGS, NY

"NICOLAS CARONE: THE EAST HAMPTON YEARS" remains on view through July 27. An opening reception will be held on June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The artist's sons, Christian and Claude Carone, will speak at the reception. The exhibition is made up of nine paintings done by Carone, including paintings done in the 1950's, when he lived in Springs, Long Island.

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

SHINNECOCK NATION CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM 

"WIKUN VILLAGE" has its Grand Opening on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate the outdoor exhibition. The Grand Opening will include tours, gift giveaways,  demonstrations plus traditional singing and dancing. "Wikun Village" allows visitors to experience the culture of 17th and 18th century Native Shinnecock people.

Jason Johnson (left) with John Boyd (foreground), native staff as they carry out daily village activities. Photo by Matthew Ballard.

The Shinnecock Cultural Center and Museum is located at 100 Montauk highway, Southampton, NY 11968. www.ShinnecockMuseum.com.

SOUTH FORK NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

"THE EXPANSIVE FIELD: PERFORMANCES AND PROJECTIONS " takes place on May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Participating artists include Jaanika Peerna, David Rothenberg, and Christine Sciulli. Peerna will experiment with "drawing with movement" in her Barn Studio Installation. Rothenberg will contribute a musical performance by interacting with surrounding wildlife. Sciulli will exhibit both indoor and outdoor projection installations. The public is invited to attend workshops with the artist using natural materials and video projection until May 27. There will also be a book signing for Rothenberg's Music and Nature Books hosted by Canio's Books.

The museum is located at 337 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.sofo.org 

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY

"EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARILY! PHOTOGRAPHS BY MALLORY SAMSON" remains on view through August 3. A reception will take place on June 15 from r to 6 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion. Samson will exhibit photographs of objects from the Southampton Historical Museum's collection, including antique toys, clothing, and other objects.

Seated Horse by Mallory Samson. Photo.

"SOUTHAMPTON LANDSCAPES: PAINTINGS BY PAT GARRITY" remains on view through August 3. A reception will take place on June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion.

Winds Over Cook's Lane by Pat Garrity. Oil on canvas.

"HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF SOUTHAMPTON: PAINTINGS BY KEVIN O'MALLEY" remains on view through August 3. A reception will take place on June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion.

Rogers Mansion by Kevin O'Malley. Watercolor.

The Southampton Historical Museum is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org .

WATER MILL MUSEUM 

"SEASON OPENING EVENT" takes place on May 31 with an opening reception and historical reading from 5 to 7 p.m. Board member Sally Huns will read from the Water Mill Museum's archives. All proceeds benefit the preservation of the museum.

The Water Mill Museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND

SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – SOUTHOLD, NY

“HAL GOLDSMITH BASEBALL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT” remains on view through May 18. The exhibit features photographs of the early career of one of Southold’s only professional baseball player.

"PLEIN AIR PAINTING: IT'S A GLOBAL SPORT" has an opening reception on May 31 from 5:50 to 7 p.m and remains on view through June 29. The Southold Historical Society has partnered with Grenning Gallery for this exhibit, which will include work from local artists who traveled to other countries for landscape painting inspiration.

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

“HIDDEN AND FORBIDDEN: ART AND OBJECTS OF INTOLERANCE, DEPICTIONS OF BLACKS IN AMERICA” continues through June 1. For details, see suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

“CURRIER & 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

“HAL B. FULLERTON’S LONG ISLAND”  remains on view through August 4. The exhibit features picturesque agraian photographs of Long Island in the early 20th century.

“CAR CULTURE: ART AND THE AUTOMOBILE” remains on view through August 11.

“ACROSS TIME & PLACE: Treasures from the Permanent Collection” is an ongoing rotating exhibition. The current presentation focuses on the theme of transportation to coincide with the exhibition “Car Culture.”

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. www.heckscher.org.

ISLIP ART MUSEUM – EAST ISLIP, NY

“FLUID REFORMATIONS: SMITH, GAFFER, POTTER” remains on view through May 26. Work by contemporary sculptors working with materials such forged metal, blown glass and wheel thrown ceramic. The exhibition was curated by sculptor John Cino.

“RING THINGS” remains on view though My 26 in the museum store. The exhibit features the work of Tina Folks and Larry Lee.

“IDLE HOUR: William K. Vanderbilt’s Estate Oakdale, NY” remains on view through June 16. The exhibit of historic photographs is on view at the Brookwood Hall Historical Exhibition Room.

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

LONG ISLAND MUSEUM – STONY BROOK, NY 

“AN ARTFUL LIFE: THE BAKER/PISANO COLLECTION OF 19th CENTURY AMERICAN ART” remains on view through May 27. The exhibition focuses on the 19th century portion of the collection featuring works by William Merritt Chase and his artist friends. They include John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Thomas Dewing, Childe Hassam, Irving R. Wiles, Thomas Eakins, Elihu Vedder, Albert Pinkham Ryder, James Carroll Beckwith, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.ny” by Irving R. Wiles, 1912.

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

NASSAU COUNTY

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY

“WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS” remains on view through July 26.  The show celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Sculpture, paintings, mixed media works, works on paper, and resource materials from the period are featured in the exhibition.

“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

“AB-EX / REC-CON: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM RECONSIDERED” remains on view through June 16. The exhibit includes work by Abstract Expressionist artists who were influential during the late 1940’s and 50’s in America. Included are Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Jimmy Ernst, Fritz Bultman and Jon Schueler.

In addition, there are three installations focused on contemporary abstract expressionism artists. Presenting works are Judith Godwin (New York City), Stan Brodsky (Long Island) and Rita Rogers (Rhode Island).

RELATED PROGRAMING:

A Brown Bag lecture will be held on June 6. Museum docent Riva Ettus will present a talk on the exhibition, followed by a public tour.

Screenings of “Jon Schueler: A Life in Painting” and “Abstract Expressionism” will be presented daily throughout the exhibition.

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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