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 works of art to the Town of Huntington. Mr. and Mrs. Heckscher envisioned Heckscher Park and the Museum as the center of the community’s cultural, recreational, and social life. Inspired by that vision, the Museum has championed the value of publicly accessible art and arts education for everyone.

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What is your “happy place?” 🌳🏡 ⛵️☀️😊 Today’s Long Island’s Best #artistsoftheday all captured landscapes, transporting u...
04/28/2021

What is your “happy place?” 🌳🏡 ⛵️☀️😊

Today’s Long Island’s Best #artistsoftheday all captured landscapes, transporting us to places near and far - from Huntington Village to a farm in Colombia. In her artist statement, Paola Vicini Jaramillo explains that she hopes her drawing of her stepfather’s family’s pine farm, which she visited frequently when she was younger and living in Colombia, “helps other people to remember their own happy places and be comforted as well.”

You can read all of these students’ artist statements at https://www.heckscher.org/gallery/?post=11621

[🎨: Carlos Alfaro, Walt Whitman HS; Paola Vicini Jaramillo, Mineola HS; Elijah Croom, Malverne HS; Kelly Ryan, Hicksville HS]

Today’s Long Island’s Best #artistsoftheday were all inspired by our shared global experience of COVID-19. These artists...
04/26/2021

Today’s Long Island’s Best #artistsoftheday were all inspired by our shared global experience of COVID-19. These artists depict the emotional devastation left by being separated from family and friends, as well as the hardships that we have all faced over the past year.

[🎨: Samantha Christian, Sachem HS East; Matthew Vo, W.T. Clarke HS; Madison Amini, W.T. Clarke HS; Natalie Schiff, Half Hollow Hills East HS; Lily Wagner, Hicksville HS; Rosalia Rosato, Kings Park HS; Vivienne LaVertu, Huntington HS]

Today’s Long Island’s Best Artists of the Day, were all inspired in different ways by 2020 Long Island Biennial artist A...
04/24/2021

Today’s Long Island’s Best Artists of the Day, were all inspired in different ways by 2020 Long Island Biennial artist Alisa Shea’s watercolor paintings! Whether connecting to the genre, the subject matter, or the concept behind her “Failure Series,” these high school artists created some incredible work! 👏🏻🧑‍🎨
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[🎨: Keren Dial, Valley Stream South HS; Danyella McAlpin, Amityville HS; Amber Dacanay, Huntington Fine Arts; Mia Oquendo, East Islip HS; Alisa Shea, Failure Series, Long Island Biennial 2020.]

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday,  April 21 as artist Crisoula Lazaridis @b...
04/19/2021

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, April 21 as artist Crisoula Lazaridis @blues_clay takes over our Instagram!

Crisoula Lazaridis is a self-taught sculptor that loves to experiment and make her visions come to life through her art. Her goal in every sculpture or print is to make people feel an emotion so intensely that it stays with them. Whether it’s love, fear, happiness, or anything else. She loves working on a  smaller scale because whenever you see something small, you are automatically drawn to it, therefore needing to get closer to it. When looking at the sculpture closely, you become intimate with it, triggering memories and a thought that could resonate. 

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

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, April 21 as artist Crisoula Lazaridis @blues_clay takes over our Instagram!

Crisoula Lazaridis is a self-taught sculptor that loves to experiment and make her visions come to life through her art. Her goal in every sculpture or print is to make people feel an emotion so intensely that it stays with them. Whether it’s love, fear, happiness, or anything else. She loves working on a  smaller scale because whenever you see something small, you are automatically drawn to it, therefore needing to get closer to it. When looking at the sculpture closely, you become intimate with it, triggering memories and a thought that could resonate. 

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

We are so excited to be part of this amazing livestream today!! 🎉🎉 Tune in to @urbanistlive today from 10-3 to explore s...
04/14/2021

We are so excited to be part of this amazing livestream today!! 🎉🎉 Tune in to @urbanistlive today from 10-3 to explore some amazing places! The Museum will be featured around 12:25 pm. We hope you join us on this amazing journey through Huntington! 🤗🤗🤗 #livestream #huntingtonny #museum #art #artmuseum #longisland #explore #exploreliny

Join our Curator Karli Wurzelbacher for a Virtual Lunch & Learn lecture with the Huntington Historical Society this Thur...
04/13/2021

Join our Curator Karli Wurzelbacher for a Virtual Lunch & Learn lecture with the Huntington Historical Society this Thursday, April 15 at 12 pm. In celebration of the Heckscher’s Centennial, she will speak to the 100-year history of the Museum, previewing the upcoming exhibition “The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100: Tracing History, Inspiring the Future” opening at the Museum June 5!

Registration required. Suggested donation: $10. Visit www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Join our Curator Karli Wurzelbacher for a Virtual Lunch & Learn lecture with the Huntington Historical Society this Thursday, April 15 at 12 pm. In celebration of the Heckscher’s Centennial, she will speak to the 100-year history of the Museum, previewing the upcoming exhibition “The Heckscher Museum Celebrates 100: Tracing History, Inspiring the Future” opening at the Museum June 5!

Registration required. Suggested donation: $10. Visit www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! 🥳🥳🥳 83 works of art by high school students from 50 high schools across Long Island have been sele...
04/12/2021

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! 🥳🥳🥳 83 works of art by high school students from 50 high schools across Long Island have been selected to be part of Long Island’s Best 2021!!! A BIG congrats to all of the exhibiting artists, their teachers, friends & family!!! We hope you will all come celebrate with us during our exclusive LI Best Preview Days on April 17, 18, 22, & 23!! Our Education staff will be ready to take photos, present awards, & give all students in the show a certificate of exhibition!! 🙌🙌🙌
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🌟 On April 24, the exhibition will open to the public in our galleries & online on our website Heckscher.org 🌟
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And exhibiting artists - Mark your calendars because we will be having a Virtual Reception & Awards Ceremony on May 1 at 7 pm on Instagram Live! 😊
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Follow along as we feature #artistsoftheday 🖼 throughout the exhibit!

🗣 LAST CALL! 📣 Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series is closing after this weekend! It is your last chance to see this in...
04/09/2021

🗣 LAST CALL! 📣 Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series is closing after this weekend! It is your last chance to see this incredible show so register online to visit today!
[📸 Repost: @tais_siia]
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*️⃣ The Museum will be closed Thursday, April 15 & Friday, April 16 for exhibit changeover. Please note: Special Preview Days for Long Island’s Best Artists, their families, Museum members, and sponsors will take place April 17, 18, 22, & 23. 🎉 The Museum will reopen to the general public on April 24! Visit Heckscher.org to learn more and schedule your visit!

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#lastcall #closingsoon #conniefox #art #artmuseum #heckschermuseum #huntingtonny #longisland

🗣 LAST CALL! 📣 Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series is closing after this weekend! It is your last chance to see this incredible show so register online to visit today!
[📸 Repost: @tais_siia]
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*️⃣ The Museum will be closed Thursday, April 15 & Friday, April 16 for exhibit changeover. Please note: Special Preview Days for Long Island’s Best Artists, their families, Museum members, and sponsors will take place April 17, 18, 22, & 23. 🎉 The Museum will reopen to the general public on April 24! Visit Heckscher.org to learn more and schedule your visit!

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#lastcall #closingsoon #conniefox #art #artmuseum #heckschermuseum #huntingtonny #longisland

Student artwork delivery for our annual high school juried exhibition #hmalibest is complete & jurying will begin tomorr...
04/07/2021

Student artwork delivery for our annual high school juried exhibition #hmalibest is complete & jurying will begin tomorrow! 🎉🎉 More than 300 works of art from 56 high schools across Nassau & Suffolk have been dropped off & have taken over our South Galleries....
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We have a feeling that this is going to be an AMAZING year for Long Island’s Best - there are so many incredible pieces!!! Thank you to all of the extraordinary young artists who have submitted artwork & to their dedicated art teachers for participating during such a challenging school year!! 🙏💕🖼🤗
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Tomorrow morning, Museum Curator Karli Wurzelbacher & this year’s guest juror, artist Melissa Misla, will begin the very challenging task of narrowing down the entries to approximately 80 for the exhibition. Stay tuned - we will announce the exhibiting artists on Monday night!! 🤞🖼 🙌

Student artwork delivery for our annual high school juried exhibition #hmalibest is complete & jurying will begin tomorrow! 🎉🎉 More than 300 works of art from 56 high schools across Nassau & Suffolk have been dropped off & have taken over our South Galleries....
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We have a feeling that this is going to be an AMAZING year for Long Island’s Best - there are so many incredible pieces!!! Thank you to all of the extraordinary young artists who have submitted artwork & to their dedicated art teachers for participating during such a challenging school year!! 🙏💕🖼🤗
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Tomorrow morning, Museum Curator Karli Wurzelbacher & this year’s guest juror, artist Melissa Misla, will begin the very challenging task of narrowing down the entries to approximately 80 for the exhibition. Stay tuned - we will announce the exhibiting artists on Monday night!! 🤞🖼 🙌

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday,  April 7 as artist Darlene Blaurock @arta...
04/05/2021

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, April 7 as artist Darlene Blaurock @artalatte takes over our Instagram!

Darlene Blaurock is a mixed media artist from Wantagh, New York. She started creating her mixed media paintings in 2018. Her artistic style is a collage of iconography, silhouettes and symbolism combined with acrylic paint, found objects, watercolor paint and neo-pastels. They evolve into portraits that reference biblical themes, pop culture and history and represent the artist’s personal view of social and cultural issues.

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

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, April 7 as artist Darlene Blaurock @artalatte takes over our Instagram!

Darlene Blaurock is a mixed media artist from Wantagh, New York. She started creating her mixed media paintings in 2018. Her artistic style is a collage of iconography, silhouettes and symbolism combined with acrylic paint, found objects, watercolor paint and neo-pastels. They evolve into portraits that reference biblical themes, pop culture and history and represent the artist’s personal view of social and cultural issues.

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

And it’s off!! 🚛 Hans Hokanson’s “Little Gull” (mid-1960s) elm wood sculpture was delivered to the conservator this week...
04/02/2021

And it’s off!! 🚛 Hans Hokanson’s “Little Gull” (mid-1960s) elm wood sculpture was delivered to the conservator this week for treatment! We are so grateful to have received the NYSCA/GHHN grant to conserve this incredible piece.

“Little Gull” is a rare work Hokanson created soon after he began living and working in Long Island’s Northwest Woods. It is one of the artist’s earliest works, carved from fallen elm trees he found on his property, and one of only two of his sculptures in a public collection on Long Island.

The primary concerns being addressed through the conservation are the structural instability of the sculpture and the unsightly appearance of the paint splatter and aged resinous fill material.

Following along over the next few months for updates on the progress of the conservation!!

**The conservation of this work was made possible by the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program administered by Greater Hudson Heritage Network with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects on Long Island.

And it’s off!! 🚛 Hans Hokanson’s “Little Gull” (mid-1960s) elm wood sculpture was delivered to the conservator this week for treatment! We are so grateful to have received the NYSCA/GHHN grant to conserve this incredible piece.

“Little Gull” is a rare work Hokanson created soon after he began living and working in Long Island’s Northwest Woods. It is one of the artist’s earliest works, carved from fallen elm trees he found on his property, and one of only two of his sculptures in a public collection on Long Island.

The primary concerns being addressed through the conservation are the structural instability of the sculpture and the unsightly appearance of the paint splatter and aged resinous fill material.

Following along over the next few months for updates on the progress of the conservation!!

**The conservation of this work was made possible by the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program administered by Greater Hudson Heritage Network with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects on Long Island.

Today is #TransDayofVisibility 🏳️‍⚧️ We celebrate, support, and stand with the transgender and nonbinary community, toda...
03/31/2021

Today is #TransDayofVisibility 🏳️‍⚧️ We celebrate, support, and stand with the transgender and nonbinary community, today and always 💙💗🤍💗💙

Today we are highlighting a work by Lia Thol from our 2017 juried high school exhibition, Long Island’s Best. Inspired by Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s illustration “Egyptian Queen”, she depicted a young adult in the process of accepting and embracing their gender.

[🎨: Lia Thol, King and Queen, Oil paint on paper, Division Avenue High School] #oilpainting #hmalibest #art #transgender #blacktranslivesmatter #museum #artmuseum #huntingtonny #longisland

Today is #TransDayofVisibility 🏳️‍⚧️ We celebrate, support, and stand with the transgender and nonbinary community, today and always 💙💗🤍💗💙

Today we are highlighting a work by Lia Thol from our 2017 juried high school exhibition, Long Island’s Best. Inspired by Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s illustration “Egyptian Queen”, she depicted a young adult in the process of accepting and embracing their gender.

[🎨: Lia Thol, King and Queen, Oil paint on paper, Division Avenue High School] #oilpainting #hmalibest #art #transgender #blacktranslivesmatter #museum #artmuseum #huntingtonny #longisland

To cap off Women’s History Month, we highlight abstract artist Howardena Pindell (b. 1943). In “Relationships (Kandinsky...
03/29/2021

To cap off Women’s History Month, we highlight abstract artist Howardena Pindell (b. 1943). In “Relationships (Kandinsky #1)” (1996), Pindell blends varied artistic languages to create a multimedia work bursting with energy and meaning. The Museum acquired the piece on the occasion of the exhibition “Witness to Our Time: A Decade of Work by Howardena Pindell” (1997). The show brought together 6 large-scale works in which Pindell (b. 1943) addressed racism, environmental devastation, economic inequality, and war from her perspective as a woman of color. She often addresses political issues such as feminism, racism, slavery, exploitation, and violence in her work.

The Heckscher continues to feature solo shows of women artists, including Amanda Valdez (2020) and Connie Fox (on view now through April 11!)

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday,  March 24 as artist Emily Martin @martie_...
03/22/2021

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, March 24 as artist Emily Martin @martie_art takes over our Instagram!

Emily is a New York based textile designer, installation artist, and weaver. Focused on materiality, tactility, and color, Martin strives to emulate mundane textures often overlooked in one’s day to day life through material manipulation and textile design. For Emily, objects display the effects of time. Their purpose is seen through worn surfaces, which serve as remnants and reminders of passing time. They are often overlooked; however, infinite beauty lies within the rotting of wood, cracks in the sidewalk, or moss growing on tree bark.

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

Our Emerging Artist Series 2021 continues this week!!! 🎉🤗 🖼 Join us Wednesday, March 24 as artist Emily Martin @martie_art takes over our Instagram!

Emily is a New York based textile designer, installation artist, and weaver. Focused on materiality, tactility, and color, Martin strives to emulate mundane textures often overlooked in one’s day to day life through material manipulation and textile design. For Emily, objects display the effects of time. Their purpose is seen through worn surfaces, which serve as remnants and reminders of passing time. They are often overlooked; however, infinite beauty lies within the rotting of wood, cracks in the sidewalk, or moss growing on tree bark.

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

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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.
Any subject any size
visited with the wife a very easy visit, great set of panels by Enid Bell