Museums & Art Centers

BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 537-1088, bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org

Period rooms can be visited in a former Victorian-era boarding house. There are barns and an old jailhouse to explore as well. • On view: “A Stitch in Time: Celebrating 19th Century Bridgehampton Women, From Schoolgirl Needlework to Decorative Arts.”


DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE

Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton. Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free. 537-1476, diacenter.org

A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. On view: “Dan Flavin’s Icons,” 1971-81.


EAST END CLASSIC BOAT 

SOCIETY

301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 324-2490, eecbs.org

Dedicated to preserving the skills of marine craftsmanship. Boats are on display, and visitors can watch the building and restoration of small, classic wood watercraft. 


EAST HAMPTON FARM 

MUSEUM

North Main and Cedar Streets, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 324-3892, easthamptonhistoricfarm.org

Early-20th-century objects from East Hampton’s oldest families are on display in the Selah Lester homestead, helping to depict farm life of the period. • On View: “Life on Small East Hampton Farms,” a special exhibit, features historic photos, memoirs, memorabilia, and artifacts.


EASTVILLE HISTORICAL

SOCIETY

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday, 2-4 p.m. 725-4711

Dedicated to African-American culture on the South Fork. • On view: “Black Memorabilia: Images and Icons,” dolls, ephemera, marionettes, and action figures from the collections of Martin A. Butler and Michael A. Butler. 


GUILD HALL

158 Main Street, East Hampton. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 324-0806, guildhall.org

Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition through June 4. • The Met: Live in HD simulcast of Strauss’s “Elektra,” Saturday, 1 p.m., $22, $20 for members, $15 for students. • “The Night Alive,” a play by Conor McPherson begins performances on Wednesday.


HOME, SWEET HOME 

MUSEUM

14 James Lane, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 p.m. $4. 324-0713

Opening Sunday, the museum, housed in a 19th-century saltbox, has textiles, ceramics, and furniture representing the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, as well as memorabilia from the life of John Howard Payne. Historical gardens, which can be visited for free, and the 1804 Pantigo Windmill make up the grounds. An exhibit featuring images of George Washington is featured in the gallery area.


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. $10. 329-3568, longhouse.org

Sixteen acres of gardens and art with sculpture by Dale Chihuly, Toshiko Takaezu, Miquel Barcelo, Peter Voulkos, Lynda Benglis, Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, Claus Bury, Yoko Ono, Pavel Opocensky, and Takashi Soga, the “Fly’s Eye Dome” designed by Buckminster Fuller, and a site-specific work by Sol Lewitt. • Arbor Day celebration, tomorrow, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Rites of Spring opening celebration, Saturday, 2-5 p.m.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (tower closed), $10, $8 over 62, $4 for children. 668-2544, montauklighthouse.com

Commissioned by George Washington in 1792 and completed in 1796, this landmark is the oldest lighthouse in New York and is still a navigational aid. A modest surfing museum exhibit can be visited as well.


OSBORN-JACKSON HOUSE

East Hampton Historical Society, 101 Main Street, East Hampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. 324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

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. 


PARRISH ART MUSEUM

279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays until 8 p.m., $10, $8 senior citizens, $5 members’ guests, free for members, students with ID, and children under 18. Most evening programs are $10, free for members.  283-2118, parrishart.org

Permanent collection selections including James Brooks, “Home Sweet Home,” Dan Flavin, Keith Sonnier, Dorothea Rockburne, and others, through Oct. 30. • Tomorrow, the Salon Series will present Fourtissimo, a quartet of four piano soloists who will play on two pianos. $20, $10 members. • On Friday, May 6: Solomon Eichner. Reservations strongly recommended.


POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs. Thursday through Saturday by appointment only, $5. 324-4929, stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

Guided tours each open day at noon, by reservation at ovationtix.com, $10. The house opens next Thursday with the exhibition “Philip Pavia: Sculpture and Drawings,” on view through July 30.


SHINNECOCK NATION 

CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM

100 Montauk Highway, Southampton. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $8, $4.75 for children 5 to 12, $5.50 over 65. 287-4923, shinnecockmuseum.com

Exhibits include the history of Shinnecock and other East Coast woodland cultures. 


SOUTH FORK NATURAL 

HISTORY MUSEUM

377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, $7, $5 for children 3 to 12. 537-9735, sofo.org

Exhibits about the ecosystems of eastern Long Island, live specimens, marine touch tank, and classes for children. A trail connects to the Long Pond Greenbelt preserve. • Birding for Beginners with Melanie Meade, today, 10:30 a.m. • Signs of Spring talk by Crystal Possehl on insects, tomorrow, 10:30 a.m. • A workshop in polymer clay, Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations are required for all programs. Closed Wednesday for maintenance.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER

25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Saturday through Monday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 287-4377, scc-arts.org

“East End Realists” art exhibition through May 23. 


SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4, free for members. 283-2494, southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

There are 12 historic buildings on the Rogers Mansion site. Other holdings include the Pelletreau silver shop on Main Street and the 1660 Thomas Halsey homestead. • “Southampton Under Siege,” an exhibit about the British occupation during the American Revolution. • Oral history with three teachers discussing classrooms in the old days, today, 11 a.m. Free.


SUFFOLK COUNTY 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

300 West Main Street, Riverhead. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $5, $3 60 and older, children, $1 to a maximum of $10 per family. 727-2881, suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Permanent exhibits representing regional furniture and crafts, whaling, early industries, transportation, and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as period paintings, armaments, and ceramics. • On view: “When the Broadbill Was King on Great South Bay,” a decoy exhibit, through Aug. 27. • “Fullerton’s Long Island: The Lure of the Land,” a photo exhibition of Hal Fullerton from 1890 to 1930, through Dec. 23. • Book and Bottle next Thursday, with Mau VanDuren on the many Dutch contributions to the American Constitution described in her book “Many Heads and Many Hands: Frances Doughty, Visionary or Troublemaker.” 


WATERMILL CENTER

39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill. By appointment. 726-4628, watermillcenter.org

Robert Wilson’s collection of more than 8,000 pieces from the Stone Age to the present are housed in a former industrial building on eight acres of grounds, featuring innovative landscaping and sculpture. • Exhibition “POST” by Basco Vazko on view through June 17 by appointment.