Museums & Art Centers

Listings for cultural institutions from Southampton to Montauk

AMAGANSETT LIFE-SAVING & COAST GUARD STATION

160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett. Saturday and Sunday, noon-2 p.m., amagansettlss.org

The site was the base of operations for ocean rescues from shipwrecks from 1849 to 1946. This building, dating from 1902, was the third and last that served this purpose. Tours are available when the building is open.


ARTS CENTER AT DUCK CREEK

127 Squaw Road, East Hampton. Duckcreekarts.org

“Accabonac Abstractions,” paintings by Cile Downs, Fridays and Saturdays, 3-7 p.m., Sundays, 1-5, through Sunday. • “Under the Sun,” group show of outdoor sculpture, through Sept. 3.


BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 631-537-1088, 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: “Boats, Barns, and Bootlegging,” in collaboration with the Museum of Democracy.


DAN FLAVIN ART 

INSTITUTE

Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton. Thursday to Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free. 631-537-1476, diacenter.org

A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. • “Keith Sonnier: Dis-Play II” will open July 1.


EAST END CLASSIC BOAT 

SOCIETY

301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 631-324-2490, 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 HISTORICAL FARM MUSEUM

131 North Main and Cedar Streets, East Hampton. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, children free. 631-324-3892, ehhistoricalfarmmuseum.org

Early-20th-century objects from East Hampton’s oldest families are on display in the Selah Lester homestead, helping to depict farm life at that period. • “World War I in East Hampton” exhibition honors East Hampton soldiers in the war.


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. 631-324-6850

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. 631-725-4711, eastvillehistorical.org

Dedicated to the Eastville neighborhood’s African-American, Native American, and European history and culture. • A self-guided walking tour is available on the society’s website. • Second annual Caribbean art show is on view. • A benefit Caribbean-themed cocktail party will be held July 3, 5-7 p.m. $30.


GUILD HALL

158 Main Street, East Hampton. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org

An exhibition devoted to Laurie Anderson’s work in video performance, drawings, and virtual reality through July 22. • Game night, last Monday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., hosted by Noah Salaway, $10, $8 members. Tickets include snacks from Carissa’s Breads and Cavaniola’s Gourmet and a free drink from Montauk Brewery. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


HOME, SWEET HOME 

MUSEUM

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

The museum 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.


LEIBER COLLECTION

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

“The Marriage of Minds Remembered,” an exhibition of Judith Leiber’s handbags and paintings by Gerson Leiber in memory of the couple, who died this year.


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2-5 p.m., $15, $10 seniors, 329-3568, longhouse.org

Sixteen acres of gardens and art with sculpture by Dale Chihuly and others. New this year are installations by Orly Genger and Judith Shea. • Meditation on the lawn with Jim Owen, Saturdays, 8 a.m., $20, $18 members. • Planters ON+OFF the Ground, Saturday, 4:30-7 p.m., $20, $10 members.


MADOO CONSERVANCY

618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, Fridays and Saturdays, noon-4 p.m., 537-8200, madoo.org

An unusual two-acre haven of paths and plantings created by the late Robert Dash. • Dog portraits by Francine Fleischer to benefit the Animal Rescue Fund are on view in the gallery.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 631-668-2544, 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. 


OSBORN-JACKSON HOUSE

East Hampton Historical Society, 101 Main Street, East Hampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. 631-324-6850, 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., $12, $9 senior citizens, $5 members’ guests, free for members, students with ID, and children under 18. Most evening programs, $12, free for members. 631-283-2118, parrishart.org

“Five and Forward,” an anniversary permanent collection installation through November 2018. • Docent-led tours on weekends and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., free with admission. • “Keith Sonnier: Until Today,” July 1 through Jan. 27. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs. Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m., $5. 631-324-4929, stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

One-hour guided tours offered at noon by reservation, $10. • “Louis Schanker: The W.P.A. Years,” through July 28.


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 HISTORICAL SOCIETY

174 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday through September, 1-4 p.m., free, donations appreciated. 631-725-5092, sagharborhistorical.org

The Annie Cooper Boyd House has educational exhibits relating to the history of Sag Harbor.


SAG HARBOR WHALING AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM

200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., $6, $5 for students and over 65, $2 children under 11. 631-725-0770, 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 the mid-1800s. • “Sea and Sky,” tomorrow through July 15. 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. 631-287-4923, 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, $10, $7.50 for children 3 to 12, programs $15, $10 children. 631-537-9735, 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. • “Panthera Wild Cats,” a multimedia exhibit, is on view through 2019. • Nature walks and activities for children are listed separately under those headings. The museum is closed the first Wednesday of the month for maintenance. Reservations required for all events.


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. • “Light on Shadow,” photography with a conservation message by Shawn Heinrichs, through July 16. 


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER

25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Monday through Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. 287-4377, scc-arts.org

Lee Wybranski’s golf art through June 30. • Concerts and theatrical productions are listed separately under those headings.


SOUTHAMPTON 

HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4, free for members. 631-283-2494, 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. • “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry,” through Aug. 4.


SUFFOLK COUNTY 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

300 West Main Street, Riverhead. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $5, $3 for those 60 and older, children $1 to a maximum of $10 per family. 631-727-2881, 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. • “A Moment of Tranquili-TEA: Teapots from the 19th Century,” through July 28. • “The Silver Screens of Suffolk. Celebrating the History of Film: 1900s to 1960s” will open July 7.


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. On view: The Wednesday Group through July 1. Reception Saturday, 5-7 p.m.


WATERMILL CENTER

39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill. By appointment. 631-726-4628, watermillcenter.org

Robert Wilson’s collection of more than 8,000 pieces from the Stone Age to the present is housed in a former industrial building on eight acres of grounds featuring innovative landscaping and sculpture. • The center’s library is open on Tuesdays, noon-5 p.m.