Returning for its fourth consecutive year, "Art/History/Amagansett" will offer a series of in-depth conversations that explore the intersection between art, architecture, history and culture in East Hampton Town or The Hamptons at large. Admission is free and is open to the general public with reservations required. Programming includes documentary screenings, artist talks and creative discussions.

"Art/History/Amagansett" gets started on Saturday, September 8, 2018, and continues through Sunday, September 30, 2018. Programs are held on Saturday or Sunday at the Amagansett Free Library in Amagansett, NY.

Screening & Architecture Talk

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6 p.m., the screening of Jake Gorst’s Emmy-Award winning documentary “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island,” with a Q & A following with architect Bill Chaleff. One of two events co-presented with the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, the film explores the disappearing heritage of mid-20th century architecture on Long Island through natural disaster and reconstruction, highlighting works from giants such as Frank Lloyd WrightMarcel BreuerAndrew Geller, and Philip Johnson.

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Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

"Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island" documentary by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Jake Gorst. Courtesy of Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival.


Hamptons International Film Festival Explored

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6 p.m., Hamptons International Film Festival’s Executive Director Anne Chaisson and Artistic Director David Nugent discuss HIFF's 26-year history with East Hampton Star Editor David Rattray in “Flashback: Hamptons International Film Festival. ” The trio will discuss the evolution of the film festival's history from its early days to its lauded place on the film festival circuit as cultural juggernaut. Click here to register.

Sculptor Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6 p.m., Amagansett artist Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas will discuss her work with Guild Hall Museum Director Christina Strassfield in “Exploration/Meditation.” Strong-Cuevas's art is an exquisite balance between outward exploration and inner meditation. Click here to register.

Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas's art was exhibited in a solo show at Guild Hall in 2012 . Her art is held in collections of Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ), Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT), Heckscher Museum of Art (Huntington, NY) and Guild Hall Museum (East Hampton, NY). Her art has been exhibited internationally with multiple solo shows held with Island Weiss Gallery in New York City, NY.


"Thought Travels VIII (Pipe Face VIII)" by Strong Cuevas

"Thought Travels VIII (Pipe Face VIII)" by Strong Cuevas 1989. Light antique black patina. 17 x 25 x 25 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Alexis Rockman's Futuristic Landscapes

on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6 p.m., artist Alexis Rockman discusses his environmental landscape narratives with Guild Hall Executive Director Andrea Grover in “Future Shock.” The discussion will center on Rockman's depictions of future landscapes that are informed by looming threats to the environment. Click here to register. Rockman’s "East End Field Drawings" series have been exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY and at The Drawing Room in East Hampton, NY.


"Hoarfrost" by Alexis Rockman

"Hoarfrost" by Alexis Rockman, 2014. Oil and Alkyd on wood. Courtesy of Amagansett Free Library.


Collection of Micky Wolfson

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, at 6 pm, filmmaker Vera Graaf and director Max Scott screen their entertaining film, “Souvenirs: The Many Worlds of Micky Wolfson” (2008, 59 minutes). Miami heir Micky Wolfson, a collector since age 12, the documentary follows Wolfson on his trips around the globe and receive a front row seat in his hunt for objects and the making of two museums: The Wolfsonian in Miami and The Wolfsoniana in Genova, Italy. The event is co-presented with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film FestivalClick here to register.


BASIC FACTS: All programs are free and open to the public with reservations required. Click here to register. The Amagansett Library is at 215 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930.


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