Museums & Art Centers

Listings for cultural institutions from Southampton to Montauk

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. 


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., 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.


GUILD HALL

158 Main Street, East Hampton. Open 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. • Exhibitions by Syd Solomon, Meija Kriendler, and Ray Johnson, through Dec. 16. • 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 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. By appointment only, 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. Saturdays, 12-3 p.m. through Nov. 24, $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 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.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Oct. 29. 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” 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 new permanent collection show, will open Sunday. • Docent-led tours on weekends and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., free with admission. • “Keith Sonnier: Until Today,” through Jan. 27. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings. • Community Day on Sunday, noon-3 p.m. will feature workshops in writing and art, performances, a scavenger hunt, and more, free.


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. 


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, 10 a.m.-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. • “Light of the Ocean,” work by Francisco Alvarado-Juarez, through Dec. 31.


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.” • “The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane,” an 80th-anniversary show of photographs, newspaper reports, and artifacts from the wreckage, through December. • “Highlights From the Permanent Collection,” ongoing.


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. • In Process: El Colegio del Cuerpo, an open rehearsal of one of the artists in residence at the center, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Free, reservations required.