Heckscher Museum of Art Upcoming Events
FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm Extended Viewing Hours I 7:00 pm Performance
Celebrate First Friday at The Heckscher Museum of Art. Explore the Museum’s exhibitions during extended viewing hours and enjoy unique musical performances.
The East End Trio
Friday, September 6
Keep summer alive! Join us for our last outdoor concert of the season. The East End Trio, one of Long Island’s premier groups, features the style, grace, and originality of musicians Mike Munzer (guitar/vocals), Doug Morrow (drums), and Lester Saldinger (bass/vocals). Enjoy a great mix of James Taylor, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, along with many other musical favorites from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be held in the Museum.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Brazilian Guitarist João Luiz
Friday, October 4
Enjoy a musical evening in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month with this world renowned guitarist of the famed Brasil Guitar Duo. João Luiz will perform a program featuring Latin American choros and dances, traditional Spanish classical guitar repertoire, and a few lively Latin duets with flutist Kirsten Johnson. Luiz has appeared internationally on major concert series as well as at festivals in Europe, South America, and cities throughout the United States.
The October First Friday is an Arts Alive LI Classic Signature Series Event.
Senior Second Wednesday
Wednesday, September 11, Docent Tour of Stan Brodsky: Retrospective
Wednesday, October 9 Docent Tour of Recent Acquisitions and Picture Perfect
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Museum Admission for Seniors (62+)
New! Half-Price Museum Admission for General Public
On the second Wednesday of the month, 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.
Draw Out! Free Community Event
Sunday, September 22
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Free Museum Admission
Rain Date: Sunday, September 29
The Heckscher Museum is delighted to present a free community event for artists of all ages and abilities. Inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions, there will be an array of drawing, painting, and collage activities offered in the Museum, on the terrace, and throughout Heckscher Park. A variety of drawing materials will be on hand or bring your own to capture the excitement of the day! Help build a collaborative sunflower garden and make your own, try your hand at figure drawing from live models, learn how to make a zentangle®, or create a watercolor, charcoal, or pastel drawing in Heckscher Park.
Experience Live Art Fusion, which joins music and art for an extraordinary performance. Artists will speed paint while listening to live music. All are invited to watch the artwork unfold or create their own art in this fun, dynamic “fusion” of art and music.
VOICES & VISIONS
Stan Brodsky: The Man and His Work
Friday, October 25
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Members $10, Non-Members $15
Enjoy documentary film screenings of Alexandra Brodsky’s Where I Need to Go and Peter Scheer’s Infusion. These award-winning filmmakers each explored the life and work of accomplished artist Stan Brodsky and will discuss their unique, artistic approaches. Following the program there will be a Meet and Greet with the artist and presenters. Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is recommended.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Explore the Museum
Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Half-Price Museum Admission
Enjoy discounted Museum admission and docent tours of the exhibitions.
Drawing on the Terrace
Saturday, October 12
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Rain Date: Sunday, October 13
Visitors of all ages are invited to sketch on the Museum terrace throughout the afternoon. Participants may draw from live models or be inspired by the beautiful fall colors of Heckscher Park.
Trick or Treat at the Museum
Thursday, October 31
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free Museum Admission for Children in Costume and Their Families
Children who visit the Museum in costume on Halloween will receive a special “treat” and can enjoy a festive hands-on art activity while exploring the exhibitions with their families.
The Heckscher Museum of Art Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s
National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Participants
Saturday, September 28
The Heckscher Museum of Art is participating in the 9th annual Museum Day Live! program. Museum Day Live! is hosted by Smithsonian magazine to encourage learning and the spread of knowledge. On Saturday, September 28, The Heckscher Museum will grant free admission to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.
EXHIBITIONS AT THE HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART
Stan Brodsky: Retrospective
Through December 1
This retrospective celebrates the career of Stan Brodsky, one of Huntington’s most prominent contemporary artists. For 50 years, Brodsky has created abstract works of lyrical beauty, inspired by the Long Island landscape and his travels in the United States and abroad. His multi-layered paintings exude dynamic energy and reveal an elegant sensitivity to color rare among his contemporaries. The exhibition traces the artist’s evolution from early representational works that focus on architectonic structures, through the minimalist landscapes executed during the artist’s early years on Long Island, to the Abstract Expressionist works that manifest Brodsky’s deepest engagement with the painting process itself.
Stan Brodsky is Professor Emeritus at LIU Post and his work is included in many public and private collections. In addition to being honored at the Museum’s Celebrate Achievement Benefit on November 15, 2013 for his significant contributions to the arts on Long Island, Brodsky has been selected by Arts Alive Long Island as the October Artist of the Month.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by Astoria Federal Savings and with generous support from the Hargraves Family through the Nadon Trust.