Museums & Art Centers

Listings for cultural institutions from Southampton to Montauk

BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 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. 324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

“Sweet Dreams: Antique Quilts and Coverlets and the Stories They Tell,” through Dec. 31.


DAN FLAVIN ART 

INSTITUTE

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

A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. • This year’s downstairs exhibition features art by Mary Heilmann.


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

North Main and Cedar Streets, East Hampton. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closing for the season Saturday, 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. 


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

Exhibitions of the permanent collection and art by Pamela Topham and the Yektai family, through Dec. 31. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


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. At the Montauk Oceans Institute, a modest surfing museum and exhibition space, “Know Your F.I.S.Herman,” a show celebrating Long Island commercial fishermen and the fish of Long Island waters.


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., $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

“From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism, 1969 to Today,” through Jan. 21. • “Five and Forward,” an anniversary permanent collection installation through November 2018. • Docent-led tours on weekends and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., free with admission. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


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 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. • “Panthera Wild Cats,” a multi-media 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. Michael Halsband’s portraits of iconic figures from the art and music scene from decades past is on view through Dec. 31. • Films, talks, and concerts are listed separately under those headings. 


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. • “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry,” through Dec. 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. • “Votes for New York Women (1917-2017),” marking the centenary of women’s right to vote in New York State, through Spring 2018. • “Over Here, Over There: Long Island and the Great War,” through March. • “Riverhead Town 225th Anniversary Exhibition (1792-2017),” through Friday, Dec. 22. • “Quiet Places of the North Fork” by Diane Alec Smith, through Friday, Dec. 22.


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., appointment required