Artist Talks, film screenings, live music and more are on our list of things to do with an art and culture twist in The Hamptons through June 25, 2017.  On the art front, expect to find a panel featuring Taryn Simon and Innocent Project co-directors, a David Salle Talk, contemporary painters Alexander Klingspor and Margo Selsk in conversation with arts journalist Pat Rogers and a focus on Larry Rivers in art, film and through the eyes of documentary filmmaker Lana Jokel. Read on for more events to add to your list of things to do in The Hamptons this week and through the weekend.

David Salle at The Art Barge

The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art will host a conversation painter, printmaker and writer, David Salle on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Salle will be the first guest in The Art Barge’s 2017 Artists Speak series.

David Salle (b.1952, Oklahoma) is a painter who helped define the post-modern sensibility. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at major museums and galleries worldwide, and his paintings are in the collections of numerous museums, both here and abroad. Salle is also a prolific writer on art. His essay collection “HOW TO SEE: Looking, Talking, and Thinking about Art” was recently published by W.W. Norton.

The Artists Speak series was started in 1983 as an invitational discussion with renowned artists about their life and work. Past participants have included Christo, Alfonso Ossorio, Chuck Close, Dan Flavin, Jack Youngerman, Audrey Flack, James Rosenquist, Elaine de Kooning, and many more. Last year’s guests included Eric Fischl, Donald Sultan, and Laurie Anderson.

Tickets are $20. Advance reservations are required. Please no walk-ins. The Art Barge is located at 110 Napeague Meadow Road, Amagansett, NY.

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Live Jazz: Ralph Lalama at Bay Burger

The Jam Session Inc. presents “Ralph Lalama – tenor sax” on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor.

A solid fixture of the New York jazz scene and respected worldwide, Ralph Lalama embodies the jazz sound ideal – great time, great swing, expressed through great melodic ideas. Everything he says and plays comes out of his deep connection and appreciation for “the Beat.” He excels in a chord-less trio format with his amazing command of the harmonic progressions articulated through his horn. A three-time Grammy winner through his work in the Joe Lovano Nonet and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Lalama has nine CDs as a leader and has contributed to over 60 recordings as a sideman. Performing with Lalama at Bay Burger will be the Thursday Night LIVE Band made up of Wayne Sabella on piano, Peter Martin Weiss on upright bass and Claes Brondal on drums and md.

Bay Burger is located at 1742 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. 

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Artist Discussion on Narrative Paintings at RJD Gallery

Exhibiting artists Alexander Klingspor and Margo Selski discuss their art on view in a talk moderated by Pat Rogers on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 5 to 6 p.m. at RJD Gallery.

During Artist Talk, the painters will discuss the inspiration for their art, their use of myth, the paintings on view and how their work relates to contemporary realism and narrative figuration. The Talk is moderated by Pat Rogers, an arts journalist and the publisher and managing editor of Hamptons Art Hub. The talk coincides with the opening of the pair's exhibition "Suspension of Disbelief." An Opening Reception for the Exhibition also place on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Alexander Klingspor is based in New York and Stockholm. Margo Selski is based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The exhibition will be on view from June 24 to July 16, 2017.

Both events are free. Reservations are requested for the Artist  Talk by emailing

RJD Gallery is located at 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

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Alexander Klingspor in the studio. Courtesy of the artist.


Margo Selski. Courtesy of the artist.


Garden Preview & Sculpture Reception at LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve presents the Garden Preview and Reception, “MOSS + ROSS + GUMMER” on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Accompanying LongHouse's debut of its new Haven moss garden is an Opening Reception for two new art installations by Toni Ross and Don Gummer.

Tickets are $10 and members are complimentary. RSVP. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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New York Philharmonic with Soprano Susanna Phillips

 Guild Hall presents “Musicians from the New York Philharmonic with Soprano Susanna Phillips” on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the John Drew Theater.

The concert will include Philip Glass String Quartet No. 3, "Mishima" Debussy songs for voice and piano, Barber and Copland songs, Schubert "The Trout" (for voice and piano), and Schubert "Trout" Quintet for piano and strings.

Alabama-born soprano Susanna Phillips, recipient of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, continues to establish herself as one of today’s most sought-after singing actors and recitalists. The 2016-17 season will see Ms. Phillips return to the Metropolitan Opera for a ninth consecutive season starring as Clémence in the Met premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de Loin conducted by Susanna Mälkki, as well as a return of her acclaimed Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème

Tickets range from $30/$28 Members to $100/$95 Members. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Panel Discussion at Guild Hall

Guild Hall presents “Panel Discussion introduced by Taryn Simon with Innocence Project Co-Directors Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck, Innocence Ambassador Bob Balaban, and people who have been exonerated” on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3 p.m.

The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization that is committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Join us in the John Drew Theater for a Panel Discussion introduced by Taryn Simon with the Innocence Project Co-Directors, Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck.

"Taryn Simon: The Innocents" is on view at Guild Hall Museum from June 17 to July 30, 2017.

Free, but reservations required. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Film Screening: “Larry Rivers: Public and Private”

A Film Screening and Filmmaker Talk featuring the documentary “Larry Rivers: Public and Private” will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Keyes Art at Christy's Art Center.

"Larry Rivers: Public and Private" is being screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Late Night Conversations: A Selection of works by Larry Rivers and Nathan Slate Joseph. " At the screening, which reveals an intimate look at the life and art of Larry Rivers,  filmmaker Lana Jokel will discuss the documentary. The exhibition remains on view through July 10, 2017.

Christy's Art Center is located at 3 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Larry Rivers. Courtesy of Keyes Fine Art.

Larry Rivers. Courtesy of Keyes Fine Art.



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