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Arthur G.  Dove, Untitled Centerport #2, 1941, watercolor and pencil on paper.  Gift of Mr.  William C.  Dove.

Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists

Heckscher Museum of Art / November 23, 2019 - March 15, 2020 / Huntington, New York


This museum-wide exhibition celebrates The Heckscher Museum's commitment to preserving and sharing Long Island’s art through our permanent collection. Spanning the nineteenth century to the present, the show brings together the work of more than 85 artists who sourced imagery, ideas, form, and sometimes even materials on Long Island. Their local stories intertwine with national and international histories. The exhbition is presented in four galleries that focus on Women's Voices, Landscapes, East End Exchanges, and Huntington's Own.

The gallery devoted to Huntington’s hometown artists and to those who visited, spotlights important figures including Stan Brodsky, Mary Callery, Arthur Dove, Henry Fukuhara, John Marin, and Helen Torr.

Another traces formal, technical, and conceptual exchanges between artists of the East End such as Fairfield Porter and Jane Wilson. Landscapes predominate, whether captured through representation or evoked through abstraction. Spanning the nineteenth century to the present, the show invites consideration of varied approaches to Long Island’s land, sea, and sky in works by artists including Thomas Moran, Ty Stroudsbourg, and Max Weber.

In part to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, the show also revels in the remarkable work of locally and internationally renowned artists Betty Parsons, Esphyr Slobodkina, and Miriam Schapiro, among others. Visit to discover continuity and change across decades of Long Island art. 

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