New exhibition receptions at both East End museums command attention this weekend as four major new shows are unveiled between The Parrish and Guild Hall. In addition, there are plenty of new exhibition receptions to keep art lovers hopping. Add in film screenings, book talks and live concerts and the East End offers plenty for the cultural minded. Here's this week's list of where to find art receptions and select cultural events in the Hamptons and on the North Fork.

EAST HAMPTON/SPRINGS

ASHAWAGH HALL - “Front & Back” by Gabriele T. Raacke has an Opening Reception on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Rd, Springs, NY 11937. www.ashawagh-hall.org. 

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"Mexican Sunflowers" by Gabriele T. Raacke.

"Mexican Sunflowers" by Gabriele T. Raacke.

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GUILD HALL

"Screening of the National Theatre Live: SKYLIGHT" on Friday at 8 p.m. Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan appear in the West End production of David Hare's Skylight. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Broadcast live from London's West End by National Theatre Live. Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes. General Admission is $18 or $16 for Guild Hall Members.

"The Met: Live in HD - Verdi's "Macbeth" Encore on Saturday at 1 p.m. The production by Adrian Noble stars soprano Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth; Željko Lučić’s as Macbeth; Joseph Calleja as Macduff; and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts. Running Time: 3 hours, 13 minutes. General Admission is $22; $20 for Guild Hall Members; $15 for Students.

OPENING RECEPTION - “New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection 2010 - 2014” and “Mary Ellen Bartley: Leaning Above the Page” have an Opening Reception on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

RELATED: "QUICK VIEW: New Exhibitions Open at The Parrish and Guild Hall" by Pat Rogers.

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"Hiroshi Sugimoto from the Series Standing Open" by Mary Ellen Bartley, 2011. Photograph, 18 x 27 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

"Hiroshi Sugimoto from the Series Standing Open" by Mary Ellen Bartley, 2011. Photograph, 18 x 27 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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HARPER'S BOOKS - "Brad Phillips: Law & Order" has an Opening Reception on Saturday with the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition presents Phillips's text-based art inspired by high and low culture. The show continues through January 5, 2015. Harper's Books is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.harpersbooks.com.

GREENPORT 

BRECKNOCK HALL at PECONIC LANDING - "Seedtime: An Exploration of the History and Promise of Seeds" takes place on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Peconic Landing Auditorium. The lecture will be given by Scott Chaskey, Director of the Quail Hill Farm. Reservations are required at www.peconiclanding.ticketleap.com. Admission is free. Peconic Landing is located at 1500 Brecknock Rd, Greenport, NY 11944. www.brecknockhall.org 

MONTAUK

THE MONTAUK LIBRARY - “Moving Pictures: Classical Music in Cartoons” Concert takes place on Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Classical Pianist Alina Kiryayeva will perform a concert inspired by the cartoons produced in the Golden Age of American Animation (1928 - 1960). The performance is free. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.

PECONIC

GALLERY CROSSING - "Andrew Masino: A Recent Series” has an Opening Reception on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition presents abstract paintings made in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The solo show continues through November 10. The gallery is located at 2745 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958. www.gallerycrossing.com.

RELATED: "Gallery Crossing Presents Andrew Masino - "A Recent Series".

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"Dwelling on the Complexity of Thought" by Andrew Masino. 36 x 42 inches.

"Dwelling on the Complexity of Thought" by Andrew Masino. 36 x 42 inches.

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SAG HARBOR

THE CUDDY RESTAURANT – “The Artist’s Dinner” takes place tonight (Thursday). The evening begins with a cash bar and meet and greet from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by a three course dinner. Pat Rogers, publisher of Hamptons Art Hub, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. The Prix Fixe dinner is $26 plus tax and tip. Reservations required by calling  631-725-0101 or emailing: info@thecuddy.com. The Cuddy is located at 29 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.thecuddy.com

SHELTER ISLAND

SHELTER ISLAND LIBRARY - “Friday Night Dialogues: Art Not to Match the Couch” by Janet Culbertson takes place on Friday at 7 p.m. The Shelter Island Library is located at 37 N Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964. www.silibrary.org

SOUTHAMPTON

ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY – “Jan Morris: The Pleasures of a Tangled Life” takes place this evening (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. in the Morris Meeting Room. Fred Volkmer will be in conversation with journalist, historan, and travel writer Jan Morris. Reservations appreciated. The Rogers Memorial Library is located at 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY 11968. www.myrml.org.

WATER MILL

PARRISH ART MUSEUM

“Salon Series: Pianist Andrew Staupe” takes place on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The performance is $20, $10 for members. 

"Preview Reception for “Alan Shields: In Motion” and “Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe” takes place on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For museum members at the $250 level and above. Reservations required. (A Members Reception for all museum memberships takes place November 1).

RELATED: "QUICK VIEW: New Exhibitions Open at The Parrish and Guild Hall" by Pat Rogers.

“The Artist’s View: Steven and William Ladd Perform ‘Faith’” takes place on Sunday at 11 a.m. The artists will transform one of their works from it’s tower formation into a landscape in a 15-20 minute silent performance. Tickets are $10, free for members, students, and children. Reservations are recommended. The exhibition “Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe” also opens on Sunday and remains on view through Jan. 19, 2015. 

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

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William and Steven Ladd performing Faith. Photo courtesy of the artists.

William and Steven Ladd performing Faith. Photo courtesy of the artists.

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BASIC FACTS: The Art Round Up, a listing of exhibition receptions, art events and select cultural events, is published weekly at HamptonsArtHub.com.

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