Museums and Art Centers

BRIDGEHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Corwith Homestead, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., through Nov. 19, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 537-1088
The society’s galleries and period rooms at the 1830 Corwith House are open, and its grounds include two contemporary barns, a 19th-century wheelwright’s shop, and a 1907 jail. The society is also steward of the 1840 Nathaniel Rogers House farther east on Montauk Highway and has embarked on a major restoration of the house in collaboration with Southampton Town. • An exhibit on the customs and practices surrounding death and mourning on the mid to late-19th century is up through February. The show, based on Queen Victoria’s 40 years of mourning Prince Albert, which influenced the practice on both sides of the Atlantic, includes period artifacts, artwork, and mourning fashions and jewelry that “illustrate Victorian customs associated with death, grief, and condolences.”


DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE
221 Corwith Avenue, off Main Street, Bridgehampton. Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 293-5584
A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin, and “Knife Cuts,” 35 collages by Imi Knoebel. Free admission.

EAST END AFRICAN-
AMERICAN MUSEUM
245 North Sea Road, Southampton. 965-0721
Ongoing exhibit

EAST END CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY
301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. year round, membership costs $35 for one and $45 for a family, eecbs.org, 324-2490
A not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving the skills and traditions of marine craftsmanship. Boats are on display and people can watch the building and restoration of small, classic wood boats at the society’s Community Boat Shop. No admission charge

EASTVILLE HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. 725-4711
A historical organization dedicated to the documentation and preservation of African-American culture on the South Fork

GUILD HALL
158 Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0806, guildhall.org
Free museum admission, wireless Internet access, and hot coffee, Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., weekly through April 13 except tomorrow and March 2 and 9. • Film and opera lovers can check the films calendar to learn what Guild Hall is showing. • The Student Art Festival Part I, with work by children in kindergarten through eighth grade, will run from Saturday through Feb. 26. Reception with stage performances, Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
LEIBER MUSEUM
446 Old Stone Highway, Springs. Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Group visits by appointment. 329-3288, info@leibermuseum.org
The museum is closed for the season except by appointment

OSBORN-JACKSON HOUSE
101 Main Street, East Hampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., year round. 324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org
In this East Hampton Historical Society museum there are displays of furniture and household items from the mid-18th century. Rare examples of textiles, pottery, and furniture document trends in home furnishings from the period immediately following the Revolutionary War. “At Home: Furniture by the Dominy Family, 1780-1840” is on view. No admission charge; donations are always welcomed

PARRISH ART MUSEUM
25 Job’s Lane, Southampton. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., $5, $3 for those over 65 and students 18 and over with ID, free for members and children under 18. 283-2118, ext. 42, parrishart.org
On Saturday, an opening reception for a high school student art exhibit will start at 5 p.m., free admission. At 2 p.m., there will be a program for artists, “Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts Creative Capital Info Session,” free admission

SAG HARBOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
174 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., May to September. 725-5092
The society’s museum at the Annie Cooper Boyd House includes a collection of artwork by Ms. Boyd, a collection of photographs, and books, documents, diaries, and letters relating to the history of the village. The jailhouse, which is next to the police station, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Closed in the winter except for holiday events

SHINNECOCK NATION
CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM
100 Montauk Highway, Southampton. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Guided tours by appointment. 287-4923
Permanent exhibits include “A Walk With the People,” depicting the history of Shinnecock and other East Coast woodland cultures, “My Spirit Dances Forever,” the Frederick DeMatteis collection of bronze sculptures of Native Americans, and “People of the Shore: The Maritime History of the Place of Shells.” Admission $5, $3 for children 5 to 12 and visitors over 65. Free for children under 5

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND RESEARCH CENTER
Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4 for adults, free for members and children under 17. 283-2494
The museum has permanent exhibits and a research center that stays open year round. • Today a preview opening of an exhibit of photographs by Davis Gaffga, “Shopkeepers of Southampton,” and photographs by Nina Kennedy, “Our Southampton,” will run from 5 to 7 p.m., admission $15, with refreshments, cash bar. The exhibit will be open tomorrow through April 28

SUFFOLK COUNTY
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
300 West Main Street, Riverhead. Wednesday through Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. 727-2881, schsociety@optonline.net
The museum has permanent exhibits representing Native Americans, whaling, early industries, transportation, and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as period paintings, furnishings, and ceramics, all of which have been changed and improved. In addition it is home to the Fullerton Photograph Collection, with 2,500 original glass-plate negatives of early Long Island by Hal B. Fullerton. • “Charles Henry Miller: Painter of Long Island,” featuring oil paintings, sketchbooks, etchings, and other historical memorabilia relating to the life and career of Charles Henry Miller (1842-1922), through Feb. 11

WATER MILL MUSEUM
AND GALLERY
41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill. Monday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., $5 ages 13 plus, 726-4625, watermillmuseum.org
The 1644 functioning water-powered grist mill museum features exhibits of the history of Water Mill, including ice harvesting, whaling, and the “wizard” of Water Mill, Fred Benedict, the last member of the family that ran the mill as a commercial enterprise. The galleries show ongoing series of art and collectibles

WATERMILL CENTER
39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill. 726-4628, watermillcenter.org
A multidisciplinary center and “laboratory for performance” founded by the artist Robert Wilson for the study and exploration of the arts and humanities. The center’s exhibits, lectures, and performance pieces are open to the public by reservation. • Today a conversation about the history of the center will start at 6:30 p.m. with Jose Enrique Maclan and Ann Lombardo: “Watermill: The Science Behind Making Art.” The evening will include the screening of an 18-minute film, “Watermill 1993,” by Stefan Kurt. Reservations are required