The East Hampton Historical Society museum is made up of six buildings located in East Hampton Town, several which present temporary exhibitions in season. Open year-round is the Osborn-Jackson House, ca. 1720, which features furnishings of a well-to-do post-Colonial East End family.
Guild Hall Museum collects, preserves and presents the works of accomplished East End artists. A year-round schedule of changing exhibitions includes solo and group shows presenting internationally renowned visual artists and emerging regional artists.
Solo shows have included Robert Motherwell, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Eric Fischl and others. Curated group shows, traveling exhibitions, the annual Artists Members Exhibition and exhibitions from the collection are part of Guild Hall’s exhibitions rooster. In addition, an outdoor sculpture court presents changing solo shows each year.
The museum’s collection includes 19th, 20th and 21st century art made up of paintings, sculpture, prints, watercolors, photographs and drawings. Internationally distinguished artists in the collection include Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others.
LongHouse Reserve presents sculptures and outdoor art installations surrounded by 16 acres of gardens, with guided tours offered.
The gardens at LongHouse serve as a living case study of the interaction between plants and people in the 21st century. The extensive plant collections are presented in relation to living spaces, over time, and with seasonal changes.
Art on view includes sculpture in the gardens, Ethnographic works, handcrafts, and modern art. LongHouse offers visitors a chance to experience art integrated with nature.
The former home and studio of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner preserved and open for public viewing. The building serves as a museum to illustrate the setting in which Pollock and Krasner created many of their iconic works and as a place for the study of modern American Art and the Eastern Long Island Community. The Museum also hosts changing exhibitions featuring prominent American artists.