Museums & Art Centers

Listings for cultural institutions from Southampton to Montauk

AMAGANSETT LIFE-SAVING AND 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, Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m-3 p.m., and by appointment. Duckcreekarts.org

The former residence of John Little, an artist of the New York School and part of the midcentury artists colony in Springs, the barn is an exhibition space and the grounds have changing sculpture installations. • “Under the Sun,” group show of outdoor sculpture. • “Soren Hope: Five Paintings” through Oct. 14.


BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Monday through Friday, 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,” a Prohibition exhibition in collaboration with the Museum of Democracy through December. 


CLINTON ACADEMY MUSEUM AND TOWN HOUSE

151 and 149 Main Street, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

“You’re Invited: 200 Years of Parties and Picnics in East Hampton” through Oct. 7. 


DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE

Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton. Thursday through 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,” through May 26, 2019.


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., tomorrow, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through mid-December, $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.


EASTVILLE COMMUNITY 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. • “Art — A Family Affair: The Work of Joan, Lynn, and Reynold Ruffins” through Sept. 30.


GUILD HALL

158 Main Street, East Hampton. Open Friday to Monday, noon-5 p.m. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org

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. • “Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons” through Oct. 8. • 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. 631-324-0713

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. Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1-4 p.m., and by appointment, free. 631-329-3288, 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, 631-329-3568, longhouse.org

Sixteen acres of gardens and art with sculpture by Dale Chihuly and others. New this year are installations by Orly Genger, Helmut Lang, Judith Shea, Alyson Shotz, and Dustin Yellin.


THE MABEL AND VICTOR D’AMICO STUDIO AND ARCHIVE

128 Shore Road, Amagansett. Open by appointment. 631-267-3172, theartbarge.org

The former D’Amico residence from the mid-20th century has early modernist furnishings and a collection of found objects, assemblages, jewelry, and clothing by Mabel. In addition there are photos, documents, books, and other ephemera pertaining to Victor’s work as founder of education at the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Barge. The property includes an early-20th-century Montauk fishing village cottage relocated by Alexander Brook. Visits and tours year round. • “Sea, Sky, and Sculpture” exhibition through Saturday. 


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Daily, 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. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., suggested donation $4, $3 over 65, and $2 students. 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. • Docent-led tours on weekends and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., free with admission. • “Keith Sonnier: Until Today,” through Jan. 27. • 2018 Platform exhibition features the work of Barthelemy Toguo, a multi-disciplinary artist, through Oct. 14. • 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., by appointment only, $5. 631-324-4929, stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

One-hour guided tours offered at noon by reservation, $10. • “The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey,” through Oct. 27.


SAG HARBOR CUSTOM HOUSE

912 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Columbus Day, $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 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. • “725 Group Art Exhibition” will open tomorrow through Oct. 31. Reception Saturday, 5-7 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. 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. • “Counterpoint: Selections from the Peter Marino Collection” through Sunday. • “Light of the Ocean” by Francisco Alvarado-Juarez will open Sept. 29. 


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. • “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992.”


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. • “The Silver Screens of Suffolk. Celebrating the History of Film: 1900s to 1960s” through April 27. • “The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane,” an 80th anniversary show of photographs, newspaper reports, and artifacts from the wreckage, will open Saturday through Oct. 31. • Next Thursday’s Book and Bottle event features Frank Turano on “Weather and Long Island History,” 6 p.m. $5, free for members, includes wine and cheese.


THOMAS AND MARY NIMMO MORAN STUDIO

229 Main Street, East Hampton. Guided tours by appointment, Friday and Saturday, through Columbus Day, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., $10, $5 children. 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

A national historic landmark, the Queen Anne-style residence was built by the Moran family in 1884 as the first working studio of the village’s artists colony. Exhibitions include paintings, interactive touchscreen educational guides, and a special show of etchings by the two artists.


VICTOR D’AMICO INSTITUTE OF ART/THE ART BARGE

110 Napeague Meadow Road, Amagansett. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-267-3172, theartbarge.org

Run by the D’Amico Institute of Art, the building and program includes a library, gallery with rotating exhibitions, and lecture series. • Summer art school in a converted World War II Navy barge, June through September in multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, watercolor, and more.


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, through Columbus Day, watermillmuseum.org

The functioning water-powered gristmill museum features exhibits on the history of Water Mill, including on the old post office and longtime postmaster, and “If These Walls Could Talk,” about the museum’s recently completed renovation.


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.