This weekend brings plenty of art and culture options to The Hamptons and North Fork. Look for exhibition openings, an art auction and more. Keep reading to discover this weekend's picks to add to your list of things to do for art and culture on the East End of Long Island, including The Hamptons, the North Fork and Riverhead.
1. Museum Exhibition Opening Reception
Guild Hall has swept its walls clean to make room for four new exhibitions installed museum wide. Taken together, museum goers will receive an interesting cross-section of the Hamptons art scene. An Opening Reception takes place for all on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
The new exhibitions feature three solo shows and one group show pulled from the museum's collection. Opening are "Cornelia Foss"; "Dancing with Truffaut: Stephanie Brody-Lederman"; "Portraying Artists: Photographs by Walter Weissman" and "A Sense of Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection". All remain on view through January 3, 2016.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937. www.guildhall.org.
2. Museum Members Preview Receptions
The Parrish Art Museum opens two new exhibitions this weekend with two separate events for museum members and invited guests. “Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen” and “Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings" have a Preview event for invited guests on Saturday evening. The Members Opening Reception takes place on Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event kicks off with an Introductory Talk at 11 a.m. revealing the exhibitions followed by a reception. RSVP is required.
While Sunday's event is for museum members only, it's easy to become one. Click here to join. Both exhibitions open to the public on Monday. They remain on view through January 18, 2016.
Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson both lived and worked in The Hamptons for the latter parts of their lives and found significant inspiration on the East End. Artist Alexis Rockman presents a solo show of 93 drawings with the East End as scientific muse, made from organic materials discovered on locale.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
3. Spanish & Latin American Composers Concert
A program focusing on historic Spanish and Latin American Composers takes place on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:50 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The concert includes works for piano by composers from Spain, Iberia, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil. They are Mateo Albeniz (c. 1760-1831), Issac Albeniz (1860-1909), Enrique Granados (1867-1916), Federico Mompou (1893-1987), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), Ernesto Lecuona (1896-1963), Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) and Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). Commentary will be offered between selections.
The program is performed by classical pianist Donald Alfano. Alfano has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He holds advance degrees from The Manhattan School of Music and Case Western Reserve/The Cleveland Institute. He currently teaches Music History and Appreciation, Jazz History and Latin and Caribbean Music at Housatonic Community College.
Admission is free. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.
4. Art Auction
The South Street Gallery hosts an Art Auction benefiting the Southold Indian Museum on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Artworks by over 30 Long Island artists will be auctioned. Artists include Hariette Joffe, Amy Worth, Jeannette Martone, Christine Chew Smith, Dan Welden, Hector deCordova, Annili Arms and Elaine Simel.
South Street Gallery is located at 18 South Street, Greenport, NY 11944. www.thesouthstreetgallery.com.
5. Ballet Screening of Bolshoi Ballet Performance
“Captured Live in HD: Giselle” performed by The Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow, with original choreography by Yuri Grigorovich and music by Adolphe Adam, screens at Peconic Landing on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Presented Pathe Live and BY Experience, the performance was filmed live in HD.
"Giselle" is one of the oldest ballet in classical repertoire and touches upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
To see the full list of art events on the East End, check our Hamptons Art Hub's Art Event Round Up. Click here to see the list of current museum shows on view. Visit our Gallery Guide or our Exhibition Finder to discover what's on view in The Hamptons, The East End and New York City.
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