This weekend brings another round of benefits to both the South Fork and the North Fork as well as plenty of events and things to do with an art twist. For this weekend's benefits, click here for the list. If gallery opening receptions are on your mind, there are plenty this weekend. Click here for the full list or check out our Art Guide to discover art galleries on the East End of Long Island. Hamptons Art Hub has compiled our picks for some of the best events taking place this weekend in The Hamptons and East End. Read on to help plan your weekend and fill your things to do list.
Guild Hall Opens "Aspects of Minimalism: Selections from Private East End Collections"
Guild Hall has a busy weekend with its new exhibition VIP Preview and its Summer Benefit taking place on Friday night and the unveiling of the major exhibition "Aspects of Minimalism: Selections from Private East End Collections" taking place on Saturday. The show remains on view through October 10, 2016.
On Saturday, the public unveiling begins at 3 p.m. with a Keynote Lecture by Leonard Riggio on Philanthropy, Collecting and Minimalism. The Public Reception immediately follows and takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. On Sunday at 3 p.m., a Lecture on Dan Flavin is being held by James Meyer, Dia Art Foundation Gallery Curator, making for a full weekend ensconced in minimalism. Dan Flavin has four works in the Guild Hall exhibition.
Eva Hesse Documentary Screening
The Parrish Art Museum screens EVA HESSE (108 minutes; Zeitgeist Films) on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. The documentary celebrates the American postwar artist who pioneered sculpture using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, and whose exploration of these mediums helped establish the movement that followed minimalism.
Helen Hesse Charach, the artist’s sister with whom she escaped Nazi Germany at the age of four, will introduce the film at the program. Produced by Karen Shapiro, the film features Selma Blair, voice of Eva Hesse; Bob Balaban, voice of Eva’s father, William Hesse; and Patrick Kennedy, voice of Sol LeWitt.
“East Hampton Library’s Authors Night” will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The Authors Night fundraiser benefits the East Hampton Library. The main event--Authors Book Signing Cocktail Reception--takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and wine served under the tent. Attendees meet and chat with authors, have newly-purchased books signed while mingling with other book lovers. Click here for a list of 2016 participating authors. Tickets are $100 and available at the door.
Afterwards, private Dinner Parties begin at 8 p.m., held in various Hamptons homes. Dinner Party tickets start at $300 (included entry to book signing reception). Click here to view dinner party choices and make a reservation.
Meet the Artists Reception on the North Fork
The Southold Historical Society hosts an Auction Preview and Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on the North Fork. The event features a meet and greet with the artists and a private tour of the Art Auction, which takes place on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The benefit includes contemporary art by Alan Bull, EJ Camp,
Castello di Borghese Vineyard is located at 17150 County Rte 48 Cutchogue, NY 11935. Tickets are $25 for the Artists Reception or $50 for both the Reception and Art Auction on August 27, 2016. Proceeds benefit the Southold Historical Society. Click here for details.
Laurie Anderson's Concert for Dogs
LongHouse Reserve presents Laurie Anderson's "Concert for dogs" for canines and humans on Saturday, August 13, 2016 with entry beginning at 5 p.m. with the concert starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater. A reception follows for people and dogs. Proceeds from the concert benefit LongHouse Reserve and ARF (Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons), who will have its ARTmobile on the grounds. Tickets are $100. Click here for details. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.
Watermill Center Discovery
Watermill Center hosts its annual open house on Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 3 to 6 p.m. The free family-friendly event presents some of the same durational performances taking place during its summer benefit along with art installations, workshops, tours and activities for families. Watermill Center is set on eight-and-a-half acres of landscaped grounds with art and performances unfolding throughout. The event is open to the public and is free. Click here for details. Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.
Modern Art in America Lecture
A talk on "Modern Art in America" by William C. Agee, a Hunter College Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History, Emeritus, takes place on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5 p.m. at The Fireplace Project in The Springs, outside of East Hampton Village. A book signing will follow. The talk is part of the Lichtenstein Lectures presented by the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center at The Fireplace Project art gallery, located at 851 Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs. Admission is free. Click here for event details.
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