Museums & Art Centers

Listings for cultural institutions from Southampton to Montauk

AMAGANSETT HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
129 Main Street, Amagansett. Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 631-267-3020, amagansetthistory.org

“Through The Lens of Sylvester and Cora Kelsey,” an historical photography exhibition organized by Dell Cullum, will be on view through the end of June in the Jackson Carriage House.


AMAGANSETT LIFE-SAVING AND COAST GUARD STATION
160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett. Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. through Oct. 27, 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, noon-5 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. • “Elizabeth Parker: Library Paintings,” through Sunday. • Concerts and talks are listed separately under those headings.


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.


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

“Artists at Home: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program,” with 50 images of artists in their studios through July 6. The exhibition coincides with the acceptance of the Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio into the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program.


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 Monday. • An exhibition of work by Jacqueline Humphries will open June 22.


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, 1-3 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. 


EASTVILLE COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday, noon-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.


GUILD HALL
158 Main Street, East Hampton. Friday through Monday, 11 a.m.-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. • Solo exhibitions by Christine Sciulli (“Phosphene Dreams”) and Yung Jake (“cartoons”) through Monday. Closing performance Saturday, 8:30-10:30 p.m. • Tony Oursler will take over the museum beginning June 8. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


HOME, SWEET HOME MUSEUM
14 James Lane, East Hampton. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 p.m. through September. $4, $2 children. 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. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. and by appointment through Labor Day, free. 631-329-3288, leibercollection.org

The museum will open for the season on Saturday with a new installation, “Garden as Muse,” and a garden tea party, 2-5 p.m. 


LONGHOUSE RESERVE
133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. and by appointment, closed on Sundays. $15, $12 seniors, free for members, children under 12, and students with ID. 631-329-3568, longhouse.org

Sixteen acres of gardens and art with sculpture by Dale Chihuly and others. This year’s new artists on the grounds and in the gallery are Wendell Castle, Jun Kaneko, Joseph Walsh, Young Jae Lee, and Will Ryman. • The Salon on the Lawn junior council annual event will take place Saturday, 5-7 p.m.


THE MABEL AND VICTOR D’AMICO STUDIO AND ARCHIVE
128 Shore Road, Amagansett. Open by appointment year round. 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. • “Four Glass Artists” exhibition includes work by Hokanson+Dix, Andy Stenerson, and Marianne Weil through Sept. 7.


MADOO CONSERVANCY
618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Free.631-537-8200, madoo.org

An unusual two-acre haven of paths and plantings created by the late Robert Dash. The exhibition “A History of Photographs,” on view through July 13, celebrates Madoo’s 25 years as a public garden.


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. • The Oceans Institute in the Fog Signal Building features a shark tracking station and recorded interviews with fishermen and residents who discuss Montauk life from 1926-1960. An interactive mural documents the whaling industry and whale preservation efforts. There is also a section made by and for the area’s children. • This Saturday and Sunday the lighthouse is open until 7 p.m.


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

“Every Picture Tells a Story,” a permanent collection show, through Oct. 3. • Docent-led tours on weekends and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., free with admission. • “The Space Between Memory and Expectation,” photographs by Renate Aller, and “A Matter of Place,” photographs by Jean-Luc Mylayne, through July 28. • “Refuge,” photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper, through July 28. • The Parrish Road Show exhibition “Hills and Valleys,” weavings by Candace Hill Montgomery, at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum through June 16. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings. Reservations required.


POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER
830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs. Thursday and Friday by reservation, open Saturday, noon-5 p.m., with parking at Springs School, $15, $10 children under 12, infants free. 631-324-4929, stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s home and studios with furniture and other items of personal material culture from when the artists lived there. Temporary exhibitions on view in the house’s living and dining rooms. “Joseph Glasco: East End Echoes” through July 27. 

SAG HARBOR CUSTOM HOUSE
912 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through June (seven days July and Aug.), $6, $5 for seniors, $3 for children, ages 7-14. 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 Columbus Day, 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 Sunday, 10 a.m.-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. • The Parrish Road Show: Candace Hill Montgomery’s “Hills and Valleys,” an exhibition of recent weavings through June 16.


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, an interactive shark exhibition, 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. Closed for maintenance the first Wednesday of the month. 


SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER
25 Job’s Lane, Southampton. Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 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. • “East End Collected 5” through June 9. • Free chess classes first Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER 
25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Thursday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. 631-287-4377, scc-arts.org

Southampton Artists Association Memorial Day Art Show through June 2. Reception Saturday, 5-7 p.m.


SOUTHAMPTON HISTORY MUSEUM
Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, free for members. 631-283-2494, southamptonhistory.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,” through Aug. 3 at the Rogers Mansion. • Ghost Investigations held monthly, $30.


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. • “Highlights From the Permanent Collection,” ongoing. • “Oh Sweet Spring,” an exhibition with music, paintings, pottery, textiles, clothing, and sculpture. • “When Women Wore Whales: How Whalebone Shaped 19th-Century Fashion,” through Dec. 29.


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 Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 631-726-4625, through Oct. 14, 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, whaling, fishing, Mill Pond ecosystem, and a workshop. • Call ahead for miller demonstrations and hands-on milling. • Members Art Show opens today through June 9 with reception June 1.


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.