Art and culture burst into life over Memorial Day Weekend with the first hurrah of the summer. To help find art, performance, events or a mix of all, Hamptons Art Hub has put together an Ultimate Guide for Memorial Day Weekend in The Hamptons. Happy weekend!

"Anchor: A Whale of a Show" Opens at Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum presents an Opening Reception for the exhibition “Anchor: A Whale Of A Show,” on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8 p.m.

“Anchor: A Whale Of A Show” is curated by Dan Rizzie and Susan Lazarus-Reimen. Historically, Sag Harbor was a thriving seaport and whaling port. Although no longer a hub for the whaling industry, it is a unique village with many sharing a common love for the sea. Now an annual tradition, this exhibition pays tribute to Sag Harbor by linking its present artist community with its seafaring past.

The exhibition presents art by Arlene Alda, Star Black, Michael A. Butler, Paul Davis, Dave-0, Pat Field, Eric Fischl, Mel Kendrick, Susan Lazarus-Reimen, Christine Moro, Lindsay Morris, Jodi Panas, Joe Pintauro, Dan Rizzie, Donald Sultan, Linda Sylvester, John Torreano and Bob Weinstein.

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is located at 200 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

Click here for event details. 

Springs Invitational Members Show

"The Springs Improvement Society's 34th Annual Member Art Show" has an Opening Reception on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5, all proceeds benefiting maintenance of Ashawagh Hall. The exhibition remains on view through May 28, 2018.

Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937.


“By the Sea” by Beth Meredith. Courtesy of the artist.


"Salon on the Lawn" at LongHouse Reserve

"Salon on the Lawn" will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, NY. Part party and part pop up art installation, the event features live music by Hot Club of Montauk, open bar, passed food and a special outdoor art installation by three emerging artists.

Admission is free for first-time LongHouse members who have joined in 2018 prior to the event; $50 for established members and $75 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here. To become a LongHouse member, click hereIn case of rain, the event will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018. 

Click here to read more about the event.

LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937. .


"Follow" by Aakash Nihalani, 2016. Tape, corrugated board, 117 x 101 x .16 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Tripoli Gallery Southampton, © Aakash Nihalani.


Final Weekend for Mary Heilmann at Dia

"Mary Heilmann: Painting Pictures” has its final weekend at DIA: The Dan Flavin Art Institute, 23 Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

In the early 1970s, Mary Heilmann began creating art that harnessed everyday domestic objects, repurposing them with a boldly hand-painted touch. Arriving in New York in the late 1960s, she was energized by the artists occupying the Minimal and Postminimal art scene.

Heilmann’s encounters with the work of artists closely associated with Dia’s history, such as Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, made a significant impression while also delineating a clear difference between their practice and her approach.

This exhibition at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York, presents artworks that mark key milestones in Heilmann’s practice, including a selection of early paintings from the 1970s and 1980s when Heilmann began visiting the East End of Long Island.

Click here to read a review of the exhibition.


"Mary Heilmann," installation view. The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, New York. © Mary Heilmann. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.


Gallery Openings Abound in East Hampton Village

East Hampton Village is a hot spot for new art shows on Saturday night. Hosting Opening Receptions are next-door neighbors Roman Fine Art and Janet Lehr Fine Art in the walkway near Starbucks. Janet Lehr Gallery opens the solo show "Post Pop - Magical Realism" by Shimon Okshteyn. Roman Fine Art opens a two-person show for Brooklyn-based artists Lizzie Gill and Ciara Rafferty.

Along Newtown Lane, Eric Firestone Gallery (at the corner of Main Street) opens its first group show of the season. Further north, Rental Gallery opens a solo show of Billy Sullivan and Harper's Books opens a solo show for photographer Maryam Eisler.

Click here for details plus the Full List of Art Gallery Receptions and Events taking place across the East End over Memorial Day Weekend.

22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival

East End Arts presents the 22nd Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival on Monday, May 28 from noon to 5 p.m. in Downtown Riverhead, NY. The event was rescheduled from its original date of Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The event includes street painting, an artisan and craft fair, music, performance, drumming and dance along with food trucks.

Click here for details.


Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival. Courtesy of East End Arts.


Parrish Weekend

If you haven't visited the Parrish Art Museum lately, the holiday weekend might be the perfect time to add a visit to your list. On view is the special photography exhibition "Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture."

The exhibition presents features 57 images from the 1930s to the present by architectural and historical photographers. The images offer a nuanced perspective on the way photographs affect our understanding of the built environment and our social and personal identities.

Read a review here.

Also on view is the sprawling “The Permanent Collection: Five and Forward.” Set in seven galleries that presents curated selections from the museum's collection, "Five and Forward" features three solo shows, three group ones and nearly 100 artworks. Taken together, the exhibition examines artists whose work represents major trends, themes and concepts in American art history while underscoring the ongoing artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End, according to the museum.

Read a review here.

If you're looking for special events to time to your visit, An Open Studio for Families takes place on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. Click here for details. Guided Tours are available on Sunday and Monday. Click here for details.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. For details, visit


"Radio City Music Hall, New York" by Hiroshi Sugimoto. 1978. Gelatin silver print, 47 x 58 ¾ inches. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. Image courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco/ Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. © 2018 Hiroshi Sugimoto.


Special Events & Art Unfold All Weekend long

There are plenty of events taking place to keep you hopping all weekend long. For our picks of the best events and things to do Memorial Day Weekend, visit:

East End Things To Do – Memorial Day Weekend Edition

On Stage: Ultimate Guide for Live Music & Performance for Hamptons Memorial Day Weekend

East End Gallery Scene

Ultimate Guide: North Fork Art For Memorial Day Weekend 2018


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