By Kurt Wenzel
Paul Alexander Nolan Lenny Stucker
The 33rd season kicked off on July 31 with “Mozart: A Portrait in Music and Words,” narrated by Alan Alda
Alan Alda narrated a concert of Mozart’s music as part of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s program this year.

By Eric Kuhn
“Idle Hours” by William Merritt Chase was painted on the East End in 1894 and is part of a retrospective of his work at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth
“The Hall at Shinnecock” by William Merritt Chase is a pastel on canvas from 1892. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection
Minimal Art, which flourished in the 1960s, sought to eliminate personal expression from the work of art
Edward Ruscha’s “Damn Mad Open Book,” above, and Gerhard Richter’s “Wiesenfeld,” below, reflect the influence of Minimalism upon artists not directly associated with that movement.

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Nick Tarr, curator of this year’s Springs Invitational Exhibition at Ashawagh Hall, shared a laugh at the opening with Alexander Russo, who was honored along with Margaret Kerr, Adrienne Mim, and Athos Zacharias at the reception. Mark Segal
Happy customers at the Clothesline Art Sale at Guild Hall on Saturday included, from left, Nancy Fenton, Pat Precin, and Marilyn Maxwell. Others may have been texting their significant others for advice on purchases or posting Instagrams of the art on view. Durell Godfrey Photos

Local developers and designers from near and far offer their take on the glamour and casual feeling of a South Fork summer home
The upstairs landing is part of a foyer designed by the firm McGrath II of New York City. Durell Godfrey Photos
The Baltimore Design Group’s rear terrace features wide, cushy lounge chairs and a gigantic desk lamp.
The downstairs lounge designed by Wolf Interiors

At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor

The series will have world-class musicians performing creative musical programs in unconventional locations