Superstorm Sandy and the opening of the new Parrish Art Museum are this month's big news for Long Island museums. Across Long Island, museums are now open and welcoming visitors. The Parrish Art Museum opened its new sprawling building in Water Mill on Nov 10 with much fanfare. The new museum is breathtaking and shouldn't be missed.
New shows opening include a solo show by Malcolm Morley at the Parrish Art Museum, images from a 1950's Christmas in Southampton at the Southampton Historical Museum and a 300-year survey of American art at the Nassau County Museum of Art.
Closing this month is "Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise" at the Heckscher Museum of Art and contemporary potato art at the Islip Art Museum.
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” through Jan 6, 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
The new museum opens to the public on Nov 10, 2012.
“MALCOLM MORLEY: PAINTING, PAPER, PROCESS” opens Nov 10 and remains on view 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” opens Nov 10 and remains on view 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"opens on Nov 10. New exhibitions include 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" - opens Nov 10 and runs 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 was extended 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/.
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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” was extended 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
HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART – HUNTINGTON, NY
“ROBERT S. NEUMAN’S SHIP TO PARADISE” through Nov 25. Presented are large-scale mixed-media drawings related to his Ship to Paradise portfolio that was commissioned to accompany a facsimile edition of Sebastian Brandt’s The Shyp of Fooles, a medieval allegory on the folly of vice. Brandt’s volume includes reproductions of Albrecht Durer’s original woodcut illustrations from 1497. Neuman’s whimsical and surrealist conceptions portray a colorful examination of human folly.
“ABSORBED BY COLOR: Art in the 20th Century” through Dec 2. The show presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in the 20th century. This includes Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchronism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, and Op art.
Exhibiting artists include Josef Albers (1888-1976), Richard Anuskiewicz, Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938), Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981), James Brooks (1906-1992), Nicolas Carone (1917-2010), James Daugherty (1889-1974), Fritz Glarner (1899-1972), Theodore Stamos (1922-1997), Stanley Twardowicz (1917-2008), Esteban Vicente (1903-2001) and others.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY. www.heckscher.org.
ISLIP ART MUSEUM – EAST ISLIP, NY
“OCCUPYING POTATO: AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY POTATO ART” through Nov 18. The show is curated by Jeffrey Allen Price. The exhibition presents artwork inspired by the potato made by around 27 artists.
“POTATO PROJECT ROOM: Unpacking My Potato Collection—Artifacts, Ephemera and Recent Acquisitions” through Nov 18. The installation features items collected by artist Jeffrey Allen Price, the curator of the Occupying Potato exhibition.
The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY. islipartmuseum.org. The next exhibition opens in December.
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.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY
“TOWARD GREATER AWARENESS: DARFUR AND AMERICAN ACTIVISM” through Dec 7. The exhibition presents large-scale sculpture by American artist Mitch Lewis. The exhibition focuses on the genocide which occurred in Darfur, Sudan from 2003 to approximately 2006 and the American response to the crisis. Text and images to provide context are part of the exhibition.
“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 opens Nov 17. It remains on view 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 begins Nov 17 and continues 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” opens Nov 17 and continues 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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