Long Island museums are offering a strong slate of exhibitions worth seeing on Long Island this month. Both Hamptons art museums recently unveiled new shows across their galleries with the Nassau County Museum of Art poised to do the same in November. The Heckscher Museum of Art may just prove heading to New York City for Print Week may not be necessary through two exhibitions revealing a cross-section of printmaking methods and artworks.
Keep reading to discover options for art this month in Long Island museums.
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.
GUILD HALL MUSEUM – EAST HAMPTON, NY
"PORTRAYING ARTISTS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WALTER WEISSMAN” continues through January 3, 2016. The exhibition includes 15 intimate black and white portraits of influential performing, literary, fine artists and designers.
“DANCING WITH TRUFFAUT: STEPHANIE BRODY-LEDERMAN” continues through January 3, 2016. The exhibition includes eight oil and acrylics on canvas completed during 2014 and 2015 in the artist’s New York City and East Hampton studios.
“CORNELIA FOSS” continues through January 3, 2016. The exhibition is survey of the artist’s oil on canvas works from the late 1990s through 2014, including seascapes, landscapes, paintings of oases inside New York City’s Central Park and several portraits of family members and friends.
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION” continues through January 3, 2016. The exhibition presents 62 works that have been inspired by the unique topography of the East End of Long Island.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.
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"ART SEEN: Opening Reception for Four Exhibitions at Guild Hall" published October 27, 2015.
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" 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" 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
“THROUGH OUR EYES” opens on November 18, 2015 and remains on view through January 3, 2016. The exhibition, which is presented in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, includes artwork by participants from Day Haven Adult Day Services of Ronkonkoma. Artist bios and photographs of the participants will be hung along with the artwork.
“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.
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.
“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.
RELATED: "Modernists Move Into the Nassau County Museum of Art" published July 24, 2015.
“FRANK OLT” continues through November 8, 2015 in the Museum’s Contemporary Gallery. The solo exhibition includes small-scale abstractions
The museum will be closed from November 9 to 20, 2015 for reinstall.
“MAXFIELD PARRISH: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS” opens on November 21, 2015 and continues through February 28, 2016. The exhibition includes original artworks and vintage reproductions by Parrish, one of the greats of the Golden Age of Illustration.
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
"JANE FREILICHER AND JANE WILSON: SEEN AND UNSEEN" continues through January 18, 2016. This exhibition presents paintings and works on paper by Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson.
ART REVIEW: "Double Dream in Painting Matched by Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson" by Charles A. Riley II.
"ALEXIS ROCKMAN: EAST END FIELD DRAWINGS" 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 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”.
New exhibitions begin November 9, 2015. Information will be provided as it becomes available.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.
RELATED: "Six Museum Exhibitions to Open This Weekend" published October 23, 2015.
"ART SEEN: Two Reception Events at The Parrish Welcome New Shows" published October 27, 2015.
SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER – SOUTHAMPTON, NY
“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
"BIG BUSINESS IN A SMALL TOWN" 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
"WATERCOLOR ARTISTS OF THE NORTH FORK" opens on November 18 and remains on view through mid to late January 2016. The work of local watercolor artists Bernard Springsteel from Southold and Ralph Fanning of Riverhead will be on view.
"TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY LONG ISLAND IN PHOTOGRAPHS BY HAL B. FULLERTON" is on view through November.
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.
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