October is an active month for art museums on Long Island. Hamptons museums are especially noteworthy with another set of blockbuster exhibitions set to open at the Parrish Art Museum and Guild Hall later this month. The Islip Art Museum also opens new exhibitions. Following is the list of exhibitions on view at Long Island art museums in October.
BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM - BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY
The Bridgehampton Museum Archives Building is located at 2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org.
DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE – BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY
“DAN FLAVIN: ICONS” continues through April 30, 2017. The five wall-mounted “icons” on view bridge the mediums of painting and sculpture. The box-like constructions with painted surfaces and attached light fixtures were created between 1961 and 1964.
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.
EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY – EAST HAMPTON, NY
“RIGHT ON! THE LENNON YEARS, PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUSAN WOOD 1968 to 1978” continues through October 18, 2015 on weekends. Photographer Susan Wood captures a decade of time through a retrospective exhibition of photographs, from the vibe on the street to icons in the arts, music, fashion, literature, and politics.
The East Hampton Historical Society museum is made up of six buildings located in East Hampton Town, several which present temporary exhibitions in season. Open year-round is the Osborn-Jackson House, ca. 1720, which features furnishings of a well-to-do post-Colonial East End family. Information on upcoming exhibitions will be announced as it arrives.
Osborn-Jackson House is located at 101 Main Street, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937. The five other museum buildings are closed until April or May 2015. www.easthamptonhistory.org.
GUILD HALL MUSEUM – EAST HAMPTON, NY
“ROY LICHTENSTEIN: BETWEEN SEA AND SKY” continues through October 12, 2015. The exhibition features Lichtenstein’s explorations into the genre of land and seascapes using paint, plastic, enamel, drawings, collage, print and film.
FOUR NEW EXHIBITIONS open at Guild Hall on October 24, 2015 and continue through January 3, 2016. They are: "PORTRAYING ARTISTS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WALTER WEISSMAN”; “DANCING WITH TRUFFAUT: STEPHANIE BRODY-LEDERMAN”; SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION” and CORNELIA FOSS”.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
To read an art review of Cornelia Foss's work held elsewhere, click "Art Review: Cornelia Foss Starts in the Heart".
HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART – HUNTINGTON, NY
“GRAPHIC APPEAL: MODERN PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION” continues through November 29, 2015. The Permanent Collection exhibition features a selection of landscape, figurative, and abstract work produced using a variety of traditional and modern processes. Featured artists include Romare Bearden, John Steuart Curry, Stuart Davis, Red Grooms, Risaburo Kimura, Robert Kipniss, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Emilio Sanchez, Tom Wesselman, and many others.
“JAMES ROSENQUIST: TRIPARTITE PRINTS” continues through November 22, 2015. Works on view include a series of large lithographs that are characterized by their horizontal, tripartite compositions. The lithographs are constructed of fragmented and juxtaposed images depicting various brightly colored icons, including tire tracks, stairs, nails, stars, orbits, and the American flag.
“STREET LIFE: PRIVATE MOMENTS/PUBLIC RECORD” continues through March 27, 2016. The exhibition serves as a portrait of New York City. Featured artists include Berenice Abbott, N. Jay Jaffee, Martin Lewis, Don Perlis, John Sloan, Garry Winogrand and others.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. www.heckscher.org.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – HEMPSTEAD, NY
“DOUG HILSON: URBANSCAPES” continues through December 11, 2015 at the Emily Lowe Gallery. The exhibition includes recent paintings and drawings.
"ENDURING IMAGES" continues through January 31, 2016 in the Filderman Gallery. The exhibition focuses on the lasting record created by an artist's visual responses to critical moments in history. Examples include imagery reflecting the impact of World War I and II, civil rights, the African-American diaspora, and other international conflicts. Works in a variety of media will be on view, including photography, sculpture, painting, and works on paper.
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.
ISLIP ART MUSEUM – EAST ISLIP, NY
"COMPENDIUM" opens on October 4 and continues through December 27, 2015. Artists presented in the exhibition are planted in the disciplines of art and science. Works on view carry themes of biology, botany, cell/molecular biology, ecology/evolution, environmental studies, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, earth science, physics, geology, statistics, and mathematics.
"WANDERLUST: NYCAS 2015 Artist Exhibition" opens on October 30 and continues through November 15, 2015. The exhibition features works by artists invited to participate in the 2015 NYCAS program as well as artists working locally, nationally, and abroad. The exhibition survey's works influenced by the engagement of different cultural experiences.
The Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730. www.islipartmuseum.org.
LONG ISLAND MUSEUM – STONY BROOK, NY
“BETH LEVINE: THE FIRST LADY OF SHOES” continues through January 3, 2016. The exhibition celebrates shoe designer Beth Levine and includes iconic footwear, photographs, paintings, memorabilia, illustrations, accessories, film footage and more.
“GILDING THE COASTS: ART AND DESIGN OF LONG ISLAND’S GREAT ESTATE ERA” continues through October 25, 2015. The exhibition will explore the innovative work in architecture, interior decorating and landscape design that went into creating Long Island’s great estates.
The Long Island Museum is located at 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790. For details and programming, visit www.longislandmuseum.org.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART – ROSLYN HARBOR, NY
“THE MODERNS: SELECTIONS FROM THE SALTZMAN FAMILY COLLECTION” continues through November 8, 2015. Selections from the Saltzman Family Collection continues celebrations of the Museum's 25th anniversary year with an exhibition of early 20th-century modern art.
“THE MODERNS: LONG ISLAND COLLECTS MODERN ART” continues through November 8, 2015. The exhibition draws together choice examples of 20th-century art from significant Long Island collections. The show features works by Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Dali, Léger, Chagall, Miró, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.
RELATED: "Modernists Move Into the Nassau County Museum of Art" published July 24, 2015.
“POSTERS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 1917-1921” continues through November 8, 2015 The exhibition includes graphic posters communicating the ideals of Communism to the Russian peasantry of 1917-1921. The revolutionary posters were gifted to the Museum by the Arnold A. Saltzman Family Foundation.
“FRANK OLT” continues through November 8, 2015 in the Museum’s Contemporary Gallery. The solo exhibition includes small-scale abstractions.
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.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY
“ANDREAS GURSKY: LANDSCAPES” continues through October 18, 2015. On view are Gursky’s monumentally scaled urban and natural landscape photographs.
“PLATFORM: TARA DONOVAN” continues through October 12, 2015. Donovan will present a free-standing sculpture, a wall relief and a monoprint created with Slinky® toys.
"JANE FREILICHER AND JANE WILSON: SEEN AND UNSEEN" opens on October 25, 2015 and continues through January 18, 2016. This exhibition brings together paintings and works on paper by Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson.
"ALEXIS ROCKMAN: EAST END FIELD DRAWINGS" opens on October 25, 2015 and continues through January 18, 2016. The exhibition includes 93 drawings depicting the flora and fauna of Eastern Long Island rendered in organic material found on-site.
Exhibitions from the museum's permanent collection opened on November 8, 2014 and continue through November 6, 2015: "Art. Illuminated"; "Land, Sea, Air"; "Ghost Gems"; Esteban Vicente and Collage"; "Painting Horizons"; "Drawings by Sculptors"; "Still Life in the Studio"; "Material World"; "William Merritt Chase: The Shinnecock Years" and "Face Value”.
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
“ELAINE DE KOONING PORTRAYED” continues through October 31, 2015. Complementing the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, "Elaine de Kooning Portraits," in Washington, DC, this exhibition comprises self-portraits, likenesses, and reflections on Elaine de Kooning by other artists, including Arshile Gorky, Fairfield Porter, Hedda Sterne, Alex Katz, Robert De Niro, Sr., Ray Johnson, Joop Sanders, Paul Harris, Edvins Strautmanis and her husband Willem de Kooning.
The Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center is located at 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse.
RELATED: "Elaine de Kooning Portrayed: Absorbing Window into History" by Charles A. Riley II
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY
“INTO THE DEEP: PAINTINGS BY PATON MILLER” and “VIEWS OF SOUTHAMPTON: PAINTINGS BY PAT GARRITY” continue through October 11, 2015
“IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK: HISTORY OF THE ROGERS MANSION” continues through December 31, 2015. The exhibition highlights the families that lived in the mansion along with the role the Mansion played in the Southampton community.
The Southampton Historical Museum & Research Center’s main campus is located at 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – SOUTHOLD, NY
“THEN AND NOW: PAINTINGS OF SOUTHOLD” continues through October 11, 2015 in the Ann Currie-Bell House. The exhibit is being held in honor of the 375th Anniversary of Southold Town and features historic paintings of the North Fork juxtaposed with contemporary works that depict similar or identical scenes.
"BIG BUSINESS IN A SMALL TOWN" opens on October 11 and continues through November 27, 2015. The exhibition includes historic photographs of local businesses taken at the time the businesses opened.
The Reichert Family Center and Cosden Price Gallery is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971. The Ann Currie-Bell House is located at 55200 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971. www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – RIVERHEAD, NY
“EDGAR ALLEN POE EXHIBIT” opens on October 24 and continues through October 31, 2015. The exhibition of Poe memorabilia and literature is presented in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Riverhead Poe Festival.
PERMANENT EXHBITIONS: Six historical exhibitions culled from the SCHS collections. The Syliva Downs Staas Gallery presents paintings and furniture from the 18th – 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.
WATER MILL MUSEUM – WATER MILL, NY
The Water Mill Museum closes for the season on October 12 at 5 p.m. The Museum re-opens on May 21, 2016. The Water Mill Museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org.
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