Museums & Art Centers


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

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.” • On view at the Archives Building at Ocean Road and Montauk Highway: “Letters Home,” which marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and honors a Bridgehamptoner who served.

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., through Sunday. 324-6850,  From the collection: “Every Object Tells a Story,” through Oct. 12.


Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton. Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free. 537-1476,  A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. On view: “Dan Flavin’s Icons,” 1971-1981.

EAST END CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 324-2490, 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. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 324-3892,  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.

EAST HAMPTON TOWN MARINE MUSEUM 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-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 and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. 725-4711

 Dedicated to African-American culture on the South Fork. On view: “Collective Identity: Portraits of Early Eastville Residents, 1882-1915,” through Oct. 17.


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

 “Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky” and Hal Buckner’s aluminum silhouettes, through Monday.

HOME, SWEET HOME MUSEUM 14 James Lane, East Hampton. Open Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children.


133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesday and Saturday, 2-5 p.m. $10. 3293568,  Sixteen acres of gardens, ponds, and outdoor art. New sculpture on view by Takashi Soga, Kiki Smith, Sui Jianguo, Grace Knowlton, and Ronald Bladen.

LONG POND NATURE CENTER 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Open Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 745-0689,  A visitors information center is a central location for greenbelt trailheads with a nature reading room, a place to picnic, and a tree-identification path. There are often Sunday hikes.


Montauk Point. Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $10, $8 over 62, $4 for children. 668-2544,

 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. New surf museum exhibit can be visited as well.


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

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. • “Right On! The Lennon Years 1968-1978,” photographs by Susan Wood, through Oct. 18.


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

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, 17801840” is on view.


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, children under 18, and U.S. military personnel and their families. Most evening programs are $10, free for members. 283-2118,

 Landscapes by Andreas Gursky, through Oct. 18. Brain Food talk on Gursky by Terrie Sultan, today, noon. • From the permanent collection: “Painting Horizons,” Esteban Vicente, still lifes, sculptors’ drawings, “Material World,” and “Face Value” portraits, through Nov. 6. Tara Donovan, three installations made of Slinky toys, above, through Oct. 18.

POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs. Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m., through October, $5, children under 12 free. 324-4929,

Guided tours by appointment at noon, $10 adults, $5 children. On view: “Elaine de Kooning Portrayed,” through Oct. 31.

SAG HARBOR CUSTOM HOUSE 912 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 11, $6, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for children. 725-0250,  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,

 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. • Michael Butler and Barbara Hadden, “Our Town,” through next Thursday.

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,

 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,  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. • Long Pond Greenbelt celebration, Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free.

SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Job’s Lane, Southampton. 283-0967,  “Lights, Camera, Action! 50 Years of Film in Posters,” through Nov. 22.

SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Monday through Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m., free admission. 287-4377,

 “Material Matters,” work by Monica Banks, Patricia Feiwel, David Geiser, Alice Hope, Carol Hunt, Setha Low, Christa Maiwald, Barry McCallion, Jeff Muhs, Gregory Thorpe, Pamela Topham, and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull, through Nov. 17. Reception Saturday, 4-6 p.m.

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4, free for members and children. 283-2494,

 There are 12 historic buildings on the Rogers Mansion site. Other holdings include the Pelletreau silver shop and the 1660 Thomas Halsey homestead. On view: “Into the Deep,” paintings by Paton Miller, and “Views of Southampton,” paintings by Pat Garrity, through Oct. 17. Emma Ballou, “If These Walls Could Talk,” today, noon. Pumpkin butter workshop, next Thursday, 6 p.m. by reservation, $30, $20 for members.

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 300 West Main Street, Riverhead. Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. 727-2881,  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: “From Shore to Shore: Boatbuilders and Boatyards of Long Island.” • Book talk and signing, “On the Bay: Bay Houses and Mar-

itime Culture on Long Island’s Marshlands” by Nancy Solomon, today, 6 p.m., $5, members free.


39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill. 7264628,  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. On view: “Visitations” by G.T. Pellizzi. Tour, Oct. 17, 2 p.m., by reservation.


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

 The functioning water-powered gristmill museum features exhibits of the history of Water Mill, including ice harvesting, and whaling. On view: paintings by Scott Hewitt. • Bowls of Plenty benefit and quilt raffle drawing, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.