The Heckscher Museum of Art – July Programs & Exhibitions
Live Art Fusion
Sunday, July 7
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Free Outdoor Performance
Half-Price Museum Admission
Spend a wonderful day in Heckscher Park! Experience Live Art Fusion created by local Huntington resident and musician Rich Rivkin. Listen to live jazz and watch as artists speed paint to the music. Explore the Museum’s exhibitions and find inspiration. No rain date.
DRIVE! Car Culture on Film Series
In collaboration with Cinema Arts Centre
Members $10, Non-Members $15 (Museum and Cinema Arts Centre)
Movies and the automobile were born almost simultaneously. Both discoveries transformed America in the 20th century and have proven to be a perfect match. By their very nature, movies thrive on movement, and few things go faster than cars. This summer series will celebrate and explore the iconic imagery, kinetic pleasure, and social significance of car culture in the movies. Films are shown at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington 11743, followed by a reception. Call 631.423.7611 for tickets.
Introduction and Discussion with Film Critic Michael Atkinson
Tuesday, July 9
Psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg starring James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, and Rosanna Arquette.
Introduction and Discussion with Newsday Film Critic Rafer Guzman
Thursday, July 11
1984 cult film directed by Alex Cox starring Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez.
Senior Second Wednesday
Wednesday, July 10, Poetry and Prose Reading
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Museum Admission for Seniors (62+)
As part of the Senior Days on Long Island program, a collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Huntington Historical Society, and Northport Historical Society, seniors are invited to visit The Heckscher Museum after 1:30 pm admission free. Programs begin at 1:45 pm. Groups and individuals are welcome.
Music On The Terrace
Summer Outdoor Concert Series
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm I 7:00 pm Performance I Free
Celebrate the summer at The Heckscher Museum of Art. Performances in July, August, and September will be held on the Museum’s terrace. Explore the exhibitions during extended viewing hours and enjoy outdoor musical performances. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Museum.
Friday, July 12
Kick off this summer weekend with an outdoor concert featuring the Druumatics. Feel the heat and keep time to the beat! This African drum ensemble will treat you to an interactive evening of performance and story-telling. In the event of inclement weather, there will be NO indoor performance.
Under an August Moon
Friday, August 2
Join us for a magical evening under the stars with a concert by the internationally acclaimed jazz group Black & Tan, featuring Tara Nova and Paul Hefner. They will perform original love songs created for Black & Tan by members of the Long Island Composers Alliance, as well as smooth jazz favorites from The Great American Songbook.
Five Towns College Summer Recital
Friday, July 26
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
Join Five Towns College and pre-college students from the summer Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble for an afternoon concert featuring jazz favorites, as well as contemporary popular repertoire. The program will showcase a variety of a capella songs from The Great American Songbook, original arrangements of works by Stevie Wonder, Manhattan Transfer, and New York Voices, along with instrumental guitar selections.
Exhibitions At The Heckscher Museum Of Art
Car Culture: Art and the Automobile
Through August 11
Car Culture: Art and the Automobile explores artistic response to the automobile, which transformed daily life in the 20th century, irrevocably changing the appearance of our environment and the experience of it. While some artists focus on images of the car itself, inspired by its alluring modernity or its status as an icon or expression of personal identity, others create artwork from car parts such as scrap metal and tires. Later artists comment on the automobile’s ubiquitous presence in the landscape, as seen in the roadside environment, the phenomenon of the road trip, and ultimately the damage caused to our environment. The photographers, painters, and sculptors included in this exhibition examine an aspect of our lives that is usually taken for granted.
Funding provided in part by Suffolk County. Car Culture: Art and the Automobile is made possible by The Shoreland Foundation. Additional exhibition support is provided by Mercedes-Benz of Huntington and through leadership gifts to the Museum’s August Heckscher Society.
Scooters, Cranberry Pickers, and “Whirling Dervishes”: Hal B. Fullerton’s Long Island
Through August 4
Hal B. Fullerton (1857-1935) was a photographer whose works document life on Long Island in the early years of the 20th century. As a special agent and agriculturalist for the Long Island Rail Road, Fullerton’s photographs were reproduced in promotional material that encouraged tourism and farming on the Island. His photographs capture the picturesque, agrarian charm of the Island in the early years of the 20th century.
Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection
Through August 11
This rotating exhibition of highlights from the Permanent Collection features a diverse range of works by European and American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Of special interest is a selection that focuses on various modes of transportation, coinciding with the Museum’s Car Culture exhibition. Also on view are photographs by Joe Constantino, a Long Island photographer who explores traditional subjects using experimental techniques such as infrared photography and solarization.
Wednesday – Friday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm *
Saturday and Sunday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm *
First Friday I 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm Extended Viewing Hours I 7:00 pm Performance
* Huntington Township Residents admitted FREE Wednesdays after 2:00 pm and
Saturdays before 1:00 pm. Proof of residency required.
Free Admission for Active Military Personnel and Veterans
Available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, a DD Form 1173-1, a Veteran’s DD-214, or a Veteran ID card and a driver’s license. Includes active military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve) or Veteran and up to five (5) family members (spouse, child, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.).