Museums & Art Centers

AMAGANSETT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

129 Main Street, Amagansett. Friday-Sunday, 2-6 p.m. 267-3020, amagansetthistory.org

The 1725 Miss Amelia’s Cottage, the 1850 Roy K. Lester carriage barn, and the 1805 Phebe Edwards Mulford House can be visited. The museums will open for the summer on Friday, June 3.


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.” • A cocktail benefit will be held June 6, 5-7 p.m. $100.


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. • “Life on Small East Hampton Farms,” a special exhibit, features historic photos, memoirs, memorabilia, and artifacts.


EAST HAMPTON TOWN 

MARINE MUSEUM

301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., $4 adults, $3 over 65, $2 students. 324-6850

This East Hampton Historical Society museum tells the story of the East End’s maritime and shore-whaling history through artifacts, photographs, and displays. Indoor and outdoor play areas for children. 


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. • Golf outing at the Maidstone Club, June 8, 11 a.m. Tickets start at $1,250 for a single player. 


HOME, SWEET HOME 

MUSEUM

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

 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 in the gallery area.


LEIBER COLLECTION

446 Old Stone Highway, Springs. Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., free. 329-3288, leibercollection.org

The museum will open for the season on Saturday. It features changing exhibits of Judith Leiber’s handbags designed between 1963 and 2004 and recent paintings by Gerson Leiber. The grounds include outdoor sculpture and six gardens designed by Mr. Leiber. Seasonal opening garden tea party, Saturday, 2-5 p.m.


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesday and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. $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. • “Master Works” of design through July 16 in the gallery.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., until 7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend Saturday and Sunday, $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. • “Radical Seafaring,” highlighting several decades of offshore art projects through July 24. • Tomorrow, Jazz en Plain Air returns with Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Quartet. • Friday, June 3, Hoodoo Loungers will perform on the terrace. Reservations strongly recommended. • Printmaking: Process and Discovery three-week class begins Friday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon, $130, $100 members.


POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs. Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. $5. 324-4929, stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

Guided tours each open day at noon by reservation at ovationtix.com, $10, $5 children. • “Philip Pavia: Sculpture and Drawings,” on view through July 30. • The Lichtenstein Lecture Series begins July 17.


SAG HARBOR CUSTOM HOUSE

912 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $6, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for children. 725-0250, splia.org

Henry Packer Dering, Sag Harbor’s first United States custom master, lived in this 1789 house, which now contains period furnishings. Last tour 4:30 p.m. 


SAG HARBOR WHALING AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM

200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Seven days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., $6, $5 for students and over 65, $2 children under 11. 725-0770, sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

The museum tells the story of Sag Harbor’s history as Long Island’s biggest whaling port until the demise of the industry in 1780. • “Every Village Has a Story: Places” with Michael A. Butler, John Capello, Carolyn Conrad, Paul Davis, Erica Lynn Huberty, Reynold Ruffins, Scott Sandell, Peter Solow, and Joan Tripp through June 27. Reception tomorrow, 6-8 p.m.


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. • A visit to the Riverhead Foundation with Xylia Serafy for adults and children, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., $5.


SOUTHAMPTON ARTS 

CENTER

25 Job’s Lane, Southampton. Thursday through Sunday, noon-8 p.m. 283-0967, southamptoncenter.org

The former home of the Parrish Art Museum has been reinvented as an exhibit and event space with free films, installations, and activities. • “East End Collected 2,” a group show organized by Paton Miller, through June 12. A closing reception will be held June 11.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER

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

The Southampton Artists Association Member Show, today through June 5. Reception Saturday, 4-6 p.m. • The center will hold its first benefit on Saturday, 5-8 p.m., at the Southampton Social Club, tickets begin at $225 and $125 for those under 35.


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. • Antiques Fair, Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • “Beach Light,” paintings by Eileen Dawn Skretch through Oct. 23. • Southampton House Tour on June 4, 1-4 p.m.   


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,” an exhibition of photographs by Hal Fullerton from 1890 to 1930, through Dec. 23. 


WATER MILL MUSEUM

41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill. Monday and Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 726-4625, watermillmuseum.org

The functioning water-powered gristmill museum features exhibits of the history of Water Mill, including ice harvesting, and whaling. • Members Art Show, through June 20. Reception June 4, 5-7 p.m.


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. • “ReACT” series launches with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, “In Plain Site,” Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. $40, $35 members.