Museums & Art Centers

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. • The Clay Art Guild will show its work in the museum on weekends through Dec. 18. • Members’ holiday party and sale preview at the museum’s archives building at 2359-A Montauk Highway, tomorrow, 5-7 p.m. Sale to general public, Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


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. 


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. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. and 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. • Jim Brooks’s birdhouses replicating East Hampton’s historic buildings are on view. • Quilt display, through Dec. 17, when the museum will close for the winter.


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. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org

“Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple,” Michael Knigin: “The Holocaust and Anne Frank,” and William S. Heppenheimer exhibitions through Dec. 31. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


HOME, SWEET HOME MUSEUM

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


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Closed for the Winter. $10. 631-329-3568, longhouse.org

Visits by appointment only.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Monday and Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekends, 10:30 a.m.-5 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.


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

“Artists Choose Artists” exhibition features pairings of late-career and emerging artists, such as Cindy Sherman with Bill Komoski and Toni Ross, through Jan. 16. • In December, a drawing-in-the-galleries workshop with Barbara Thomas will take place on three Fridays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., tomorrow, $140, $115 members. Registration must be completed by tomorrow. • A stop-motion animation workshop will be offered tomorrow, with cocktails, 6 p.m., $10, members free. A fuller course will be offered Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $95, $70 members. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


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 1780.


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.  The museum’s annual toy drive for the Retreat, today through Dec. 14. • Nature walks and activities for children are listed separately under those headings. 


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. • “Colorama” photo exhibition from the George Eastman Museum, through Dec. 31. • Weekly singing class with Valerie de Lorenzo, today, 5:30-8:30 p.m., through Dec. 22, $175. • Films and concerts are listed separately under those headings.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER

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

An exhibition coordinated by the East End Arts Council, through Feb. 13. • Concerts and theatrical productions are listed separately under those headings.


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, through December. Reservations recommended for all events.


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. Temporary exhibitions include “Historic Reflections of the Ten Towns,” with artifacts from the 1880s, and “Fullerton’s Long Island: The Lure of the Land,” an exhibition of photographs by Hal Fullerton from 1890 to 1930, through Dec. 23. • On Saturday, the sixth annual Wooden Wonderland, a show and sale of wood carvings, artisan-made gifts, and other wooden items made by Long Island craftsmen with demonstrations, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. • Next Thursday, the Founders Gala will be held in the museum with the New York Jazz Mission providing music along with cocktails, wines, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction of photographic prints. $75, reservations required by Monday.


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.


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. • Noel McKenna’s “Cats That I Have Known” exhibition, through Dec. 14. • An open studio of Zach Eugene Salinger-Simonson, Saturday, 2 p.m. Free, but reservation are required.