Museums & Art Centers

AMAGANSETT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

129 Main Street, Amagansett. Friday through Sunday, 2-6 p.m. 631-267-3020, 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.


BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 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. • “Meet the Corwiths: Lives and Legacies,” documents, photographs, and more demonstrating one family’s contributions to Bridgehampton life from Colonial times to the mid-20th century, through October. In the archives building, “The Curiosities of Henry Squires,” memorabilia of local history, through October.


DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE

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

A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. On view: “Dan Flavin’s Icons,” 1971-81. The Dia Foundation’s chief curator, James Meyer, will discuss the exhibition at Guild Hall on Aug. 11.


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 FARM 

MUSEUM

North Main and Cedar Streets, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 631-324-3892, 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. 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

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. Daily, noon-5 p.m. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org

Exhibitions by Peter Beard, through July 31, and Carol Ross, through Oct. 1.


HOME, SWEET HOME 

MUSEUM

14 James Lane, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 p.m. $4. 631-324-0713

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. 631-329-3288, leibercollection.org

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.


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesday and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. $10. 631-329-3568, 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. • “Planters On and Off the Ground,” through July 30. • Sound meditation with Jim Owen, Saturdays, 8 a.m. $20, $18 members. • Summer benefit “Serious Moonlight,” Saturday.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $10, $8 over 62, $4 for children. 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. The Montauk Oceans Institute, a modest surfing museum and exhibition space, can be visited as well. • “Plastic Ocean,” organized by Scott Bluedorn, with work by Mr. Bluedorn, Cindy Pease Roe, Billy Strong, Peter Spacek, and Rossa Cole. 


MULFORD FARM

10 James Lane, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., $4, $3 over 65, $2 for students. 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

The 1721 Mulford Barn is considered among the most important 18th-century barns in New York. Free for East Hampton Historical Society members. Nearby at 149 Main Street, the 1785 Town House and 1784 Hook School House can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays through Columbus Day with free admission. 


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., $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. 631-283-2118, parrishart.org

Permanent collection selections including work by 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 Sunday. • “Jonah Bokaer: The Disappearance Portraits,” a performance, will take place tomorrow on the grounds of the museum, 6 p.m. • Michael Combs book signing Sunday, 11 a.m., free. • Next Thursday, “Art for Alzheimer’s: Celebrating Paint at the Parrish‚” cocktail party benefit for the museum’s Alzheimer’s program, 6-8 p.m. $250 • Friday, July 29, jazz by Nilson Matta. Most Parrish programs are $10 and free for members. Reservations are strongly recommended.


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

Guided tours each open day at noon by reservation at ovationtix.com, $10, $5 children. “Philip Pavia: Sculpture and Drawings,” through July 30. • Phyllis Braff will speak on Pavia, Sunday, 5 p.m. The free lecture will be presented at the Fireplace Project at 851 Springs-Fireplace Road.


SAG HARBOR CUSTOM HOUSE

912 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Daily through Labor Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $6, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for children. 631-725-0250, 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. 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 1780. • “Masters of American Realism” will open tomorrow. 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, $7, $5 for children 3 to 12. 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. • Beach cleanup at Ponquogue bridge, Hampton Bays, tomorrow, 9-10:30 a.m. • “Life After SoFo: Conservation and Education in Madagascar,” tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. • On Saturday, a marine biology boat trip is planned for 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m., $35, $25 members. • George Held will lead a writer’s workshop on the surreal in the natural world, Saturday, 10 a.m. 


SOUTHAMPTON ARTS 

CENTER

25 Job’s Lane, Southampton. Thursday through Sunday, noon-8 p.m. 631-283-0967, 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. • “Water Bodies,” an exhibition organized by Eric Fischl and David Kratz, through July 31. • A cord grass seeding party will take place tomorrow, 1 p.m., for eventual transplant on the Shinnecock Reservation coastline. • Meditation with Julie Sacks, Sunday, 11 a.m.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER

25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Saturday through Monday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 631-287-4377, scc-arts.org

The summer concert series takes place at Agawam Park. This week: David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, Wednesday, 6 p.m. • The Jewish Film Festival, screened outside at the Southampton Arts Center, Tuesday evenings through Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. This week: “The Midnight Orchestra,” $15, $7.50 students.


SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Tuesday 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. • “Southampton Under Siege,” an exhibit about the British occupation during the American Revolution. • “Beach Light,” paintings by Eileen Dawn Skretch, through Oct. 23. • Today, tour of the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 11 a.m., $10. At 5 p.m., the Pelletreau Shop and Garden will have an open house and tour with refreshments, free. • Antiques fair, Sunday, 9 a.m. • Eric Woodward will give a talk on historic postcards, Monday, 5:30 p.m., free. • Next Thursday, the Samuel L. Parrish annual lecture will feature Caroline Zelesky speaking on Long Island Modernism from 1930 to 1980, 5:30 p.m. $120, $95 members, reservations required by Tuesday.


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. 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. 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. • Book and Bottle With MaryLaura Lamont, “The Long Journey Home: Nichol’s Eaglet,” next Thursday, 6 p.m., $5, free for members.


WATER MILL MUSEUM

41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill. Monday and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 631-726-4625, watermillmuseum.org

The functioning water-powered gristmill museum features exhibits of the history of Water Mill, including ice harvesting, and whaling. • “Decisive Moments,” a show of the East End Photographers Group, will open today. 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 are housed in a former industrial building on eight acres of grounds, featuring innovative landscaping and sculpture. • FADA: House of Madness annual benefit, July 30. Tickets begin at $650.