Museum exhibitions continue into January for most Long Island Museums with some closing for January and beyond. One exception is the Islip Art Museum: the Suffolk County museum opens a new group exhibition featuring Long Island artists. Following is this month's list of the exhibitions currently on view in Long Island’s museums.
DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE – BRIDGEHAMPTON
“JOHN CHAMBERLAIN: IT AIN’T CHEAP” has been extended through April 27, 2014. 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.”
RELATED: “‘No Slouch!’: The Spray Lacquer Metal Flake Paintings of John Chamberlain” by Mike Solomon.
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. For details and programming, visit www.diaart.org.
GUILD HALL MUSEUM – EAST HAMPTON, NY
"STUDENT ART FESTIVAL PART I, GRADES K - 8" has an Opening Reception on Jan. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. The student exhibition continues through Feb. 23.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. For details and programming, visitwww.guildhall.org.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY
“ARTISTS CHOOSE ARTISTS” continues through Jan. 19. The juried biennial presents works by seven East End artist-juriors and 14 artists selected from a pool of applicants.
The show unfolded with the following exhibiting artists: Laurie Anderson selected Elizabeth Dow and Mary McCormick; Judith Hudson selected Don Christensen and Christine Sciulli; Mel Kendrick selected Elise Ansel and Eva Faye; David Salle selected Carol Hayes and Virva Hinnemo; Ned Smyth selected Koichiro Kurita and Rick Liss; Keith Sonnier selected Rossa Cole and Brian Gaman; and Robert Wilson selected Tucker Marder and Ezra Thompson.
PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERIES: Seven newly-installed permanent collection galleries were unveiled in November 2013 and continue on view through Oct. 26, 2014.
Exhibitions on view are “Look and Look Again: Contemporary Observation,” “Changing Views: Expanding the Horizon”, “Portraits”, “Esteban Vicente: In the Company of Friends”, “Poets and Painters”, “Dennis Oppenheim: Splash Buildings”, and “House and Studio: The Spaces Between”.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. For details and programming, visit.www.parrishart.org.
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY
The museum is closed in January and will reopen on Feb. 5, 2014.
The Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. The Pelletreau Silver Shop is located at 80 Main St., Southampton, NY. For details and programming, visitwww.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
EASTERN LONG ISLAND
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – SOUTHOLD, NY
Art exhibitions will resume in April with the Spring Photography exhibition "Life on Plum Island - The Fort Terry Years".
The Reichert Family Center is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY. For details and programming, visit www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – RIVERHEAD, NY
The museum is currently presenting historical exhibitions culled from its collections..
The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901. For details and programming, visit www.schs-museum.org.
HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART – HUNTINGTON, NY
“OFF THE WALL: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection” continues through March 16.
The collection features 3-dimensional representational pieces focused on the human figure plus drawings by sculptors and abstract works. Sculpture mediums include marble, bronze, plaster, wood, stainless steel, ceramic and stone.
“RABBLE-ROUSERS: ART, DISSENT, AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY” continues through March 16.
The exhibit showcases prints, photographs and paintings from the museum’s permanent collection by artists who challenged traditional aesthetics, politics and social norms.
“PICTURE PERFECT: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION” continues through April 27. The exhibition presents art appealing to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Public Art Initiative Teen Poetry Project, Poetry for the HART, sponsored by the Town of Huntington.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. For details and programming, visit www.heckscher.org.
ISLIP ART MUSEUM – EAST ISLIP, NY
SHOCK - U - MENTARIES opens on Jan. 19 and continues through March 30. An Opening Reception takes place on Feb. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Shock - U – Mentaries presents site-specific installations and artworks created for the Islip Art Museum. Exhibiting artists include Lorrie Fredette, Tony Ingrisano, Tobi Kahn, Heather Layton, and Jeffery Allen Price. Installations are intended to lure the viewer in before discovering a piece that explores the artist’s reaction to disaster. The show is curated by museum exhibition director Beth Giacummo.
SPECIAL EVENT: ‘THE BLIND SPOT UNDERGROUND: A LIVE INSTALLATION” takes place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. Exhibiting artist Heather Layton will present a live painting event as she creates a new wall mural titled “The Blind Spot Underground”. Open during museum hours. Free.
The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730. For details and programming, visit islipartmuseum.org.
LONG ISLAND MUSEUM – STONY BROOK, NY
The museum is closed for January and February. They reopen on March 1 with new exhibitions designed to celebrate the museum's 75th anniversary.
The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. For details and programming, visit www.longislandmuseum.org.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY
“LAND OF THE RISING SUN: ART OF JAPAN” continues through Feb. 2 at the David Filderman Gallery. The installation features woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls and wood carvings with a focus on the rich artistic traditions from the historic eras of Japanese cultures spanning more than 400 years.
The Hofstra University Museum is located at 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549. The Emily Lowe Gallery is located at Emily Lowe Hall on the South Campus. The David Filderman Gallery is located on the ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the South Campus. For details and programming, visit www.hofstra.edu.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – ROSLYN HARBOR, NY
“PETER MAX” continues through Feb. 23, 2014. The installation features a solo exhibition of works by Pop artist Peter Max that juxtaposes portfolios of his most black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works in a variety of media. On Dec. 8, Peter Max will be interviewed by curator and art historian Charles A. Riley II, Ph.D.
“AFTERMODERNISM: WORKS ON PAPER” continues through Feb. 23. The exhibition is an expansion of the summer exhibit “Aftermodernism 2013″ that focuses on the drawing skills and innovations of exhibiting artists. The show includes works by Charlie Roberts, Aya Uekawa, Justin Samson and more.
The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Blvd, Route 25A), Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576. For details and programming, visit.nassaumuseum.org.
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