The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art Located in picturesque Heckscher Park, The Heckscher Museum of Art presents a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions, inspiring education experiences for students, and an exciting series of public programs both in person and online for all ages.
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The Heckscher Museum of Art maintains a Permanent Collection that includes more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Now entering its second century as a source of art and inspiration, The Heckscher Museum was founded in 1920 by Anna and August Heckscher, who donated the Museum building and 185 wor

The Heckscher Museum of Art maintains a Permanent Collection that includes more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Now entering its second century as a source of art and inspiration, The Heckscher Museum was founded in 1920 by Anna and August Heckscher, who donated the Museum building and 185 wor

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Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday,  June 16 as artist Heather Heckel @Heathe...
06/14/2021

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, June 16 as artist Heather Heckel @HeatherHeckelArt takes over our Instagram!

Heather Heckel is an artist and educator living in New York. Her work has been shown internationally, and is part of several permanent collections. She currently teaches middle school studio art in Port Washington, and is an adjunct faculty member at Pace University in Pleasantville. She has been awarded 12 artist residencies through the National Park Service, which combines her love of travel, nature, and creating site-specific artwork. Her favorite mediums are oil paint and colored pencil, which she uses to create representational art fused with emotion.

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We are so fortunate to be located in picturesque Heckscher Park! 🌳 It’s the perfect place to enjoy nature, a leisurely w...
06/12/2021

We are so fortunate to be located in picturesque Heckscher Park! 🌳 It’s the perfect place to enjoy nature, a leisurely walk, and check out art at the Museum! It is a huge source of inspiration for everyone in our community to share! ✨ Here’s a throwback to painting en plein air and some of the beautiful paintings that were created! 🎨

06/11/2021
Art in Bloom 2021

The Heckscher is in bloom this weekend!!!🌸 🌺 💐 Art in Bloom is back! Come see all of the absolutely gorgeous floral designs by North Country Garden Club, North Suffolk Garden Club, South Side Garden Club, & Three Harbors Garden Club! Each design was inspired by a work of art on view in our current exhibition! 😮
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Sponsored by Robin T. Hadley, Natalia & Paul Lamb, & Patricia P. Sands
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Book your visit today at https://heckschermuseum.as.me

Nothing is more magical than seeing art through a child’s eyes, and that is the Museum Week theme of the day! 🥰 Our foun...
06/09/2021

Nothing is more magical than seeing art through a child’s eyes, and that is the Museum Week theme of the day! 🥰 Our founder, August Heckscher, dedicated the Museum and Heckscher Park to the people of the Town of Huntington, but “especially the children.” The Heckscher has always made it our mission to play a critical role in the education of children. 🖼 ✏️ Through family events, school programs, and in museum activities, children of all ages are able to explore the world of art with us!

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Here’s a look 👀 behind the scenes to when our new exhibition was being installed - in honor of today’s Museum Week theme...
06/08/2021

Here’s a look 👀 behind the scenes to when our new exhibition was being installed - in honor of today’s Museum Week theme 🙌🙌🙌 Celebrating our 💯 Anniversary meant pulling out all the stops for this exhibition - new signage, salon style walls, a larger-than-life historic photograph of August Heckscher spanning the lunette when you first enter the Museum, a timeline behind the Evelyn Beatrice Longman fountain, & more!! 💕 🖼 🎉
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06/04/2021

Our new Centennial exhibition “The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100” opens this weekend!!! 🎉🎉🎉 Here’s a sneak peek 👀 at the artwork featured in the show!!
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Members and Donors are invited for a Preview Day on Saturday 6/5 & the exhibition opens to the public on Sunday 6/6!!

From Zasada Przyjemności (Pleasure Principle) exhibition at the Gaude Mater Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland., curated by J...
06/03/2021

From Zasada Przyjemności (Pleasure Principle) exhibition at the Gaude Mater Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland., curated by Justyna Warwas
Three inflatable forms are
Delikatna Rrównowaga, 2019
(A Delicate Balance)

Hormones explored in the installation Delikatna Rrównowaga (a delicate balance), 2019 for the exhibition Zasada Przyjemności (Pleasure Principle) included Dopamine, Serotonin and Norepinephrine. This installation explores the hormones that are responsible and necessary to create one's balanced mood. The translation and interpretation of the emotive qualities are visually represented through inflatable forms with which the viewer can interact. Through the use of transitional colored light each piece becomes a sensory experience that evokes the feelings associated with the specific hormone emotively translated by the artist.

Dopamine, Serotonin, and Norepinephrine are the three hormones that when working in harmonious flow with one another will cause an overall sense of well-being. The pleasure-seeking hormones can also induce one to engage in risky behaviors not for good long term benefits, but purely for the satisfaction of stimulating immediate gratification. Short term pleasures that bring long term pain can lead to destructive decisions, behaviors, and psychological balance rather than the harmonious flow and well-being, success, motivation, and joy when in balance. This installation supports the pleasure principle in a space where views can seek pathways to find reward.

Rubenesque and humorous shapes are inspired by the internal workings of the human body. Pathways are laced through each form and mimic those that are created in response to our brains function when transmitting….Translating the impact that these three hormones have on the internal workings of the body, the forms represent the sedating or stimulating effect this neurochemical has on every part of our insides not just our brain.

The uplifting mood-enhancing effect causes one to be ecstatic and emit a positive energy. Aroused and bursting with happiness, the forms also contain forms that are emotive of beaming rays of light - elated and stimulated.

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday,  June 2 as artist Beth Giacummo @beebeegi...
06/01/2021

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, June 2 as artist Beth Giacummo @beebeegiacummo
takes over our Instagram!

Beth Giacummo is an artist, curator, arts advocate, educator and cultural producer. Her work as a founding member of the Patchogue Arts Council/ Museum of Contemporary Art L.I. (now Executive Director) was the gateway to her career in the arts. As an artist her work has included national and international exhibits & artist residencies in Denmark, Italy, Chile, Sweden, Romania, Spain, and Austria. Her current practice is focused on creating interactive large scale inflatable sculpture and installation.

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Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, June 2 as artist Beth Giacummo @beebeegiacummo
takes over our Instagram!

Beth Giacummo is an artist, curator, arts advocate, educator and cultural producer. Her work as a founding member of the Patchogue Arts Council/ Museum of Contemporary Art L.I. (now Executive Director) was the gateway to her career in the arts. As an artist her work has included national and international exhibits & artist residencies in Denmark, Italy, Chile, Sweden, Romania, Spain, and Austria. Her current practice is focused on creating interactive large scale inflatable sculpture and installation.

#emergingartists #emergingartisttakeover #hmaemergingartists #heckschermuseum #art #museum #artmuseum #artist #heckscherathome #athome #museumathome #create #inspire #longisland #takeover

In celebration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting artists from ou...
05/27/2021

In celebration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting artists from our permanent collection, including Japanese artist Risaburo Kimura (1924-2014), Filipino American artist Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990), and Hawaiian native artist Ruben Tam (1916-1991). Their incredible work, which range from modernist, cityscape prints, to abstract expressionist paintings, to serene abstract landscapes, are equally vibrant and visually stimulating. Stop in and see Kimura’s “New York” (1973) which will be on view in the exhibition “The Heckscher Celebrates 100” opening June 5!

[🎨: Kimura, New York, 1973; Ossorio, Forest Picnic, 1955; Tam, Ocean Sunset, 1956.]

The results are in!!! 🙌🙌🙌Congratulations to Sarah Piccinini & Amber Dacanay for winning the #hmalibest 2021 Visitors Cho...
05/24/2021

The results are in!!! 🙌🙌🙌Congratulations to Sarah Piccinini & Amber Dacanay for winning the #hmalibest 2021 Visitors Choice Awards!!! 🎉🎉🎉
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And a big thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite piece in the Long Island’s Best 2021 exhibition! We received over 2,800 votes both in-person and online!💕🙏💕 Virtual votes came from 23 countries worldwide!! 😱 🌎 🙌
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About the artwork:
🖼 Sarah Piccinini writes, “I hope viewers discover their own connection with nature and change their perception of death when they view my work. I also created my work to spread environmental awareness... Creating my art on a scrap of cardboard that I would have otherwise thrown away, I hope to show how we can live in a resourceful and sustainable way.”
🖼 Amber Dacanay explains, “Processing emotional turmoil through creation has been a cathartic practice that I’ve come to enjoy. I found inspiration in how Alisa Shea utilized her artistic abilities in her Failure Series to reclaim power over the negative emotions that came with being unable to meet certain standards.”
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[🖼: Sarah Piccinini, Decomposing, Mixed media, East Islip HS; Amber Dacanay, Untitled, Oil on canvas, Huntington Fine Arts]

Today is our last Long Island’s Best #artistsoftheday feature!These artists all used mixed media in their artwork. Wheth...
05/23/2021

Today is our last Long Island’s Best #artistsoftheday feature!These artists all used mixed media in their artwork. Whether combining colored pencil and acrylic, constructing a photo collage, or creating artwork on found cardboard — each student captured the topic of their piece with amazing skill and creativity 💡🤗

Today is the very last day that you can still see these pieces and other amazing artworks in person! Make sure to use the link in our bio to book your timed tickets before the show closes! 🖼 🎉

[🎨 : Giana Porter, Bellport HS; Maria Slavnova, Bellport HS; Isabella Weber, Hicksville HS; Sarah Piccinini, East Islip HS; Iris Fan, Jericho Senior HS; Godlee Sainvilus, West Hempstead HS; Jeanna Boltz, Half Hollow Hills East HS; Kristen Seo, Syosset HS; Charly Sloss, Babylon HS; Finley Livingston, North Shore HS]

So many #hmalibest exhibiting artists have come to visit during the exhibition!! 🙌😊💕 If you were lucky, you may have eve...
05/21/2021

So many #hmalibest exhibiting artists have come to visit during the exhibition!! 🙌😊💕 If you were lucky, you may have even had the chance to meet one of them in the galleries!! 😱
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Make sure to also check out our TikTok Meet the Artists series to see select artists alongside their work! 🙌 https://www.tiktok.com/@heckschermuseum

Each of today’s #artistoftheday created outstanding drawings through colored pencils and oil pastels! 😍🖌All of their wor...
05/20/2021

Each of today’s #artistoftheday created outstanding drawings through colored pencils and oil pastels! 😍🖌

All of their works are beautifully rendered with amazing attention to detail, and each student captured their subjects in their own style!

You can still see these pieces and other amazing artworks in person until May 23! Make sure to use the link in our profile to book your timed tickets before the show closes! 🖼 🎉

[ 🎨: Stephanie McDonough, Bayport-Blue Point HS. Alena Moreira, Valley Stream North HS. Ariel Kim, Jericho HS. Giavanna Zavala, Bayport-Blue Point HS. Aleena Abraham, Hicksville HS. Shannon Comiskey, Hicksville HS. Bianca Santaromana, Walt Whitman HS. Jolie Greco, West Babylon HS. Annemarie Cabrera, John F. Kennedy HS.]

LI Best 2021 features some exceptionally strong digital photography! Check out today’s #artistsoftheday  📸 😍🎉 .[🎨: Zihao...
05/18/2021

LI Best 2021 features some exceptionally strong digital photography! Check out today’s #artistsoftheday 📸 😍🎉
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[🎨: Zihao (Andrew) Wang, Smithtown Christian School; Kaylee Wimmer, Patchogue-Medford HS; Leslie Madera, East Rockaway HS; Thalia Kukkonen, Half Hollow Hills HS West; Julianna Curcio, Northport HS; Roman Taglieri, Cold Spring Harbor HS; Kayleigh Wieboldt, Oyster Bay HS.]

05/18/2021

Part 3 and the last of the “Meet Our LI Best Artists!” series is here!! 😍🎉
Each young artist is so incredibly talented and you can still see their work in person this weekend!
Don’t miss your last chance to view this year’s fantastic Long Island’s Best exhibition. Timed tickets can be reserved using the the link below! ✨

Book now: https://heckschermuseum.as.me/schedule.php

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday,  May 19 as artist Sylvia Hommert @slystud...
05/17/2021

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, May 19 as artist Sylvia Hommert @slystudios takes over our Instagram!

Light, the reflection of light, and how it interacts in an environment are constant threads that flow through the work of Sylvia Hommert. Light’s elusive, ever-changing, and ephemeral quality intrigues her. She is drawn to materials that enhance and illuminate, including: pearly paua shell, metal leaf, holographic paper, crystalline mineral salts, beeswax, and resin. By building layers of materials from opaque to translucent to transparent and using a flame to burn away portions, she creates depth and texture in her mixed media works of art.

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Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, May 19 as artist Sylvia Hommert @slystudios takes over our Instagram!

Light, the reflection of light, and how it interacts in an environment are constant threads that flow through the work of Sylvia Hommert. Light’s elusive, ever-changing, and ephemeral quality intrigues her. She is drawn to materials that enhance and illuminate, including: pearly paua shell, metal leaf, holographic paper, crystalline mineral salts, beeswax, and resin. By building layers of materials from opaque to translucent to transparent and using a flame to burn away portions, she creates depth and texture in her mixed media works of art.

#emergingartists #emergingartisttakeover #hmaemergingartists #heckschermuseum #art #museum #artmuseum #artist #heckscherathome #athome #museumathome #create #inspire #longisland #takeover

When the sun sets at The Heckscher, warm light floods through our 101-year-old beaux-arts building’s ornate wrought iron...
05/16/2021

When the sun sets at The Heckscher, warm light floods through our 101-year-old beaux-arts building’s ornate wrought iron doors. And - if you’re lucky - you will catch a beautiful sunset backdrop like this! 😍😍😍 The Museum, founded back in 1920 by Anna and August Heckscher, faces east and is nestled in beautiful Heckscher Park 🌳 🌸 🐢, making for some pretty amazing photo opps!
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The second photo shows a closer look at the wrought iron detailing on the second set of doors in our vestibule 🧐
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We are so happy to be part of the #MuseumatNightChallenge ! Thank you @plantingfieldafoundation for the invite to participate!! 🙏🙌😊
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⭐️ Next up: We challenge @guild_hall , @vanderbiltmuseum , & @hydecollection to share what happens at their museums when the day ends! 🎉🎉🎉
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@pass_frameries #heckscherpark #huntingtonny #museumsatnight #whenthesungoesdown #sunset #heckschermuseum

Today’s LI Best #artistsoftheday all created extraordinary digital art using a broad array of styles and techniques!.Jam...
05/15/2021

Today’s LI Best #artistsoftheday all created extraordinary digital art using a broad array of styles and techniques!
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James Herbst explains in his artist statement, “For many of us, the art room becomes a safe space, a make-shift home. It serves as a symbol for growth, innovation, the spread of ideas, and the expression of emotion. In ‘Artist Within,’ I depict the inspiration that my high school art room gave me over the past four years. After spending over 1,000 hours there discovering myself and abilities, it has been embedded within my soul. Every artist’s journey begins somewhere, and mine truly began within room 135.”
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[🎨: James Herbst, Sayville HS; Briana Dunn, New Hyde Park Memorial HS; Liz Lopez, Valley Stream South HS; Robert Camlet, East Islip HS; Dom Mauri, Newfield HS; Tyler Basil, Huntington HS; Amisha Mangal, Valley Stream Central HS.]
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High school art programs are so important in starting young artists off on their creative journeys!🎨💪 A BIG thank you to all of the amazing art teachers that dedicate themselves to teaching the next generation of artists every day!! 🙏 The museum is so proud to be able to showcase the amazing work that is happening in our Long Island schools! 😊

05/14/2021
Meet Our LI Best Artists Part 2!

Part 2! Introducing more of our amazing young artists from this year’s Long Island’s Best exhibition 🎉🖼

Make sure to follow us on Tiktok and be the first to catch the next part of our series!

Do you have a favorite piece from the show? Make sure to cast your vote for our Virtual Visitor’s Choice Award before May 23!

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2 Prime Ave
Huntington, NY
11743

The Long Island Railroad offers regular service to Huntington Station. The Museum is a five-minute taxi ride from the station. LIRR 631.231.5477 or www.lirr.org Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) Bus and Suffolk Transit Bus offer regular service to within several blocks of the Museum. Take the H10 HART Bus (http://huntingtonny.gov/filestorage/13749/13863/17260/17204/17242/17244/H10-SCHEDULE.pdf) H30 HART Bus (http://huntingtonny.gov/filestorage/13749/13863/17260/17204/17242/17248/H30-SCHEDULE.pdf) or the S1 Suffolk Transit Bus (http://www.sct-bus.org/schedules/s1.pdf) to the corner of Main Street (25A) & New York Avenue (Route 110).

Opening Hours

Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(631) 380-3230

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Hello, Are there any Virtual lessons for adults? I see some for children. Thank you.
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On this day "Juneteenth" I remember fondly the Museum's celebration of this special event.
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visited with the wife a very easy visit, great set of panels by Enid Bell