The Long Island museum scene bursts at the seams with new shows and activities. East End museums open for the season and several new exhibitions across Long Island highlight photography. Following is the full list of exhibitions presented at Long Island museums in May.
DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE – BRIDGEHAMPTON
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
“THE 76th ANNUAL ARTISTS MEMBERS EXHIBITION” opens on May 3 and continues through June 3. The judged non-juried show features artworks by Guild Hall members who are artists.
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Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM – BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY
An exhibition of landscape presented at the Archives building is planned for late May. Details will be published when they become available.
The Bridgehampton Museum is located at 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY. The Archives building is located at 2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY. www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org.
EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY – EAST HAMPTON, NY
“CRAIG CLAIBORNE & PIERRE FRANEY: COOKBOOK REVOLUTIONARIES IN EAST HAMPTON” opens the 2014 season when the Clinton Academy opens on May 31. The exhibition continues through July 13. The show presents the story of how Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey pioneered a whole new approach to preparing fresh and local food in ways that continue to influence cooks, chefs and cookbook writers. Includes photographs, objects, books, menus documentation of the famous Gardiner’s Island picnics and more.
An Opening Reception will be held Friday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Clinton Academy is located at 151 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. Free but donations are appreciated. www.easthamptonhistory.org.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY
“JENNIFER BARTLETT: HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE – WORKS 1970 – 2011″continues through July 13. The exhibition features 22 works installed over three exhibition spaces.
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. www.parrishart.org.
POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE & STUDY CENTER – EAST HAMPTON, NY
“COLOR AND TIME: PAINTINGS BY ROY NEWELL, 1956-2000” opens May 1 and continues through July 26. The exhibition presents 28 of Newell’s abstract oil paintings, demonstrating his stylistic multilayered surfaces and luminous tonality through these works that span several decades.
A reception and panel discussion will be held on May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring guest curator Dr. Robert E. Harrist, artist Richard Dupont and art historian Kent Minturn.
The Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse
SAG HARBOR WHALING & HISTORICAL MUSEUM - SAG HARBOR, NY
The historical museum opens for the season on May 15. The museum features historical installations related to Sag Harbor or its whaling history.
“A WHALE OF A SHOW" art exhibition opens on May 23 and continues through June 18 to kick off the museum’s “Salt Air Exhibition II” summer art series. The art exhibition will have an Opening Reception on May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The show features local artists and is curated by artist Dan Rizzie and art dealer Peter Marcelle. Exhibiting artists include Gahan Wilson, Reynolds Ruffins, Paul Davis, Jim McMullen, Donald Sultan, John Torreano, April Gornik, Jill Musnicki, Susan Lazarus, David Slater and others.
The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is located at 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org.
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY
“Southampton Blue Book, 1930 to 1960: Photographs by Bert Morgan” opens May 10 and continues through Oct. 18 at the Rogers Mansion on the main campus. The Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
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WATER MILL MUSEUM - Water Mill, NY
“Water Mill Postal Service” opens on May 22 and launches the season for the historical museum. The exhibition presents photojournalism, text and artifacts revealing the history of Water Mill's Postal Service and its people.
“WALL CANDY” – The 22nd Annual Museum Members Art Show and Sale opens on May 22 and continues through June 16. An Opening Reception will be held next Saturday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org.
EASTERN LONG ISLAND
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – SOUTHOLD, NY
“LIFE AT FORT TERRY: LEISURE TIME IN THE ARMY” 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. www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – RIVERHEAD, NY
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. www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART – HUNTINGTON, NY
“RHYTHM & REPETITION IN 20th CENTURY ART” opens on May 3 and continues through August 10. The exhibition presents works from the Permanent Collection and focuses on artists who use repeated shapes depicting natural, man-made, or abstract forms as a method to organize their compositions.
“EXPOSED: EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE AND THE STUDY OF MOTION” opens on May 3 and continues through August 3. Credited as the “father of the motion picture,” Eadweard Muybridge pioneered the study of motion in time-lapse photography that documented the dynamics of human and animal movement.
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
“REDACTED”, a group show curated by Janet Goleas, continues through June 1. Exhibiting artists include Eric 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.
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LONG ISLAND MUSEUM - STONY BROOK, NY
“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, visit www.longislandmuseum.org.
NASSAU COUNTY HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY
“DON RESNICK: ESSENCE OF PLACE" opens on May 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Emily Lowe Gallery at Hofstra University Museum. An Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. at the Emily Lowe Gallery.
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“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.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – ROSLYN HARBOR, NY
“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.
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“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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