Historic photography, a group show of contemporary art and a solo show by Jennifer Bartlett are some of the new exhibitions opening at Long Island museums in April. Shows wrapping up include a solo exhibition of John Chamberlain's metal paintings and two group shows highlighting abstraction. Following is the full list of exhibitions presented at Long Island museums in April.



"LANDSCAPES OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND" continues through April 25 at the Corwith House. Features watercolors of old houses, barns and watercrafts that have endured the test of time by Bernard Springsteel. The Corwith House is located at 2368 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, NY 11932

"GEORGE B. BRAINERD'S BRIDGEHAMPTON SCRAPBOOK, CA. 1878" continues through April at The Museum Archives. The exhibition features 11 vintage photographs taken by George A. Brainerd of Brooklyn that document the greater Bridgehampton area in the last 19th century. The Museum Archives is located at 2539-A Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

For details on both exhibitions and the Bridgehampton Historical Society and the Bridgehampton Museum, visit www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org.


“JOHN CHAMBERLAIN: IT AIN’T CHEAP” is extended through April 27. 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.


“STUDENT ART FESTIVAL PART II, GRADES 9 – 12″ continues through April 20. Exhibiting students are part of school districts in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Oysterponds, Shelter Island and Wainscott.

The 76th Annual Artist Members Exhibition will open on May 3 and continue through June 3. The Awards Juror is art critic, curator and artist Robert Storr.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.  For details and programming, visitwww.guildhall.org.


“ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING: Works on Paper from the Parrish Permanent Collection” continues through April 14. Works by Ilya Bolotowsky, Mary Heilmann, Jack Youngerman, Gertrude Greene, Alan Shields, Stephen Antonakos, Valerie Jaudon, Jimmy Ernst and others are exhibited.

“ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING: Painting and Sculpture from the Parrish Permanent Collection” opens on March 8 and continues through April 14. Works by Ilya Bolotowsky, Dan Christensen, Eric Freeman, Mary Heilmann, Perle Fine, Louisa Chase, Lynda Benglis, John Torreano, Ross Bleckner, Richmond Burton and others are exhibited.

RELATED: "ART REVIEW: Abstraction Gets Its Due in Two Shows Drawn from The Parrish Collection" by Eric Ernst.

“FACE TIME: PORTRAITS FROM THE COLLECTION” continues through April 14. Works by Tina Barney, Adam Bartos, Dawoud Bey, Elizabeth Peyton and others are exhibited. Photographs by Dawoud Bey were selected for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, which is currently on view through May 25.

RELATED: “Whitney Biennial Changes the Game with Three Curators”.

"JENNIFER BARTLETT: HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE - WORKS 1970 - 2011" opens April 27 and continues through July 13, 2014. The exhibition features 22 works. A VIP Opening for museum members takes place on April 26. A "Curator's View" takes place on April 27 with Klaus Ottmann.


"Atlantic Ocean" by Jennifer Bartlett, 1984.  Enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates, 103 x 363.  Courtesy Locks Gallery. Image courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

"Atlantic Ocean" by Jennifer Bartlett, 1984. Enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates, 103 x 363. Courtesy Locks Gallery. Image courtesy Parrish Art Museum.


PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERIES: Seven permanent collection gallery exhibitions continue through Oct. 26. 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.


“DOWNTON ABBEY STYLE IN SOUTHAMPTON, 1900 to 1920” continues through April 26. The show features the fashions, activities and lifestyle of the Southampton community between 1900 and 1920 that mirror the television historical drama “Downton Abbey”. Highlighted are the “upstairs and downstairs” aspect of the drama through photographs, costumes and furnishings that reveal the lifestyles of the merchant and servant classes.

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



"LIFE AT FORT TERRY: LEISURE TIME IN THE ARMY" opens April 5 and continues through May 17. The exhibition features period photographs documenting the recreational activities by soldiers stationed there in the fort's early years. Fort Terry, located on Plum Island, was opened in 1897 and operated until 1948. It was established as part of a coastal defense system designed to protect New York City and Long Island Sound. At its height, Fort Terry included hundreds of buildings and housed thousands of American soldiers.

The Reichert Family Center and Cosden Price Gallery is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY. The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.


The museum presents six permanent historical exhibitions culled from its collections.

The Syliva Downs Staas Gallery presents paintings and furniture from the 18th thru 20th centuries. Permanent exhibitions include “So Ends This Long Journey”, “Early Suffolk Farm Life and The Rise of Crafts”, “Early Suffolk Transport”, “From Near and Far: Ceramics in Suffolk County Households, 1750-1870” and “Arms & Armament”.

The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY  11901. For details and programming, visit www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.



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.

“LONG ISLAND’S BEST: YOUNG ARTISTS AT THE HECKSCHER MUSUEM” continues through April 27. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony takes place on April 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Closing Reception takes place on April 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. The juried art show presents 80 works selected by high school students from Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Over 300 entries were received.

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. For details and programming, visit www.heckscher.org.


"REDACTED", a group show curated by Janet Goleas, opens on April 13 and continues through June 1. An Artists Reception will take place on May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Exhibiting artists includeEric Dever, Lauren Luloff, Bonnie Rychlak, Ryan Wallace, Ross Watts, Josh Blackwell, Sharon Butler, Jonathan Callan, Stacy Fisher, Brian Gaman, Jim Lee, Stefana McClure, Linda Miller, Mathias Schmeid, Tim Spelios, Ryan Steadman and Letha Wilson.

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


"Redactor 2.14 II" by Ryan Wallace, 2014. Enamel, acrylic, powdered graphite, cold wax, vinyl, aluminum, tape, paper, Mylar, canvas on canvas, 58 x 48 inches.

"Redactor 2.14 II" by Ryan Wallace, 2014. Enamel, acrylic, powdered graphite, cold wax, vinyl, aluminum, tape, paper, Mylar, canvas on canvas, 58 x 48 inches.



"JACKSON POLLOCK PRINTS” continues through June 8. The exhibit includes prints, personal items and photographs of Pollock at work in his East Hampton, N.Y. studio. The show was curated by Helen A. Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, N.Y.

RELATED: Pollock as Printmaker Revealed by Long Island Museum” by Annette Hinkle.

The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. For details and programming, visitwww.longislandmuseum.org.



“DAVID JACOBS: SIGHT AND SOUND” continues through April 27 at the Emily Lowe Gallery.  The exhibition presents works made between 1959-1987 by the Long Island sculptor.

“SPIRIT AND IDENTITY: MELANESIA WORKS FROM THE HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTION”continues through Aug. 29 at the David Filderman Gallery The exhibition showcases ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, ritualized practical objects sourced from sacred sites, and carved and painted wooden sculptures.

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.  www.hofstra.edu.


“GARDEN PARTY” continues through July 6. The exhibition explores the imagery of fête champêtre—outdoor entertainments and garden parties—through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs. Included are works and objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Marc Chagall, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Maurice Prendergast, David Hockney, Janet Fish, Jane Freilicher, Robert Mapplethorpe and Georgia O’Keeffe.

RELATED: “In the Mood for Spring? Try ‘Garden Party’ at Nassau County Museum of Art

“AFTERMODERISM SPRING 2014” continues through July 6. The exhibition broads the “AfermoderisM” concept of exploring fractured asymmetry through works by Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard.

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


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