The Heckscher Museum of Art March & April Programs and Exhibitions

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Heckscher Museum of ArtFIRST FRIDAY

Extended Hours 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Free Museum Admission

Celebrate First Friday at The Heckscher Museum of Art.  Explore the Museum’s exhibitions during extended viewing hours and enjoy unique musical performances inspired by artwork on view. 

First Friday is generously sponsored by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation. 

Five Towns College Guitar Ensemble

Friday, April 4. 7:00 pm

In celebration of the Museum’s Long Island’s Best exhibition, enjoy the musical talents of guitar students from Long Island’s Five Towns College. Guitarists from the Music Division will perform a variety of classical, jazz, and popular music selections.


1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Programs begin at 1:45 pm

Free Museum Admission for Seniors (62+)

Half-Price Museum Admission for General Public

Groups are welcome 

Midday Music: Five Towns College Student Recitals

Wednesday, April 9 



International Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 12

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

Slow down and celebrate this global day of connecting to art in an unrushed, meaningful way. Participate in a friendly, interactive discussion about five select works of art from the Museum’s current exhibitions. Light refreshments will be served. Present your Heckscher Museum of Art membership card or paid Heckscher Museum admission receipt at The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum or the Nassau County Museum of Art and continue to enjoy Slow Art Day FREE.  Visit for additional information and registration.


Call for Entries 

The Long Island Biennial is a collaborative project with Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.  Video artists and filmmakers should submit works directly to Cinema Arts Centre.  For more information, visit 

Sharing the Pride


Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum

March 29 – April 27

Long Island’s Best is a comprehensive arts-in-education program that integrates experiences in The Heckscher Museum and the high school art classroom, culminating with the presentation of students’ original works juried by a museum professional. The exhibition features approximately 80 works of art by students in grades 9 through 12.  Selected artwork portrays a range of subjects, in many styles and media, including two- and three-dimensional work.  Long Island’s Best is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Dr. Inna Gellerman, Gellerman Orthodontics.  Additional exhibition support is provided by RBC Wealth Management.

Rabble-Rousers: Art, Dissent, and Social Commentary

March 29 – April 20

From the daring, abstract “nocturnes” of 19th-century painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler to the bold young Robert Rauschenberg exhibiting an erased Willem de Kooning as art, artists have long been catalysts for change and rebellion. Rabble-Rousers: Art, Dissent, and Social Commentary features works from the Permanent Collection by artists who challenged traditional aesthetics, politics, and social norms. Highlights include prints by Whistler, Rauschenberg, John Sloan, Larry Rivers, and May Stevens; photographs by Larry Fink and Garry Winogrand; and paintings by William Beard and George Grosz, among others. 

Picture Perfect: Selections from the Permanent Collection


This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities.  Brightly colored, energetic paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales provide vibrant contrast to evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender.  Also on view are figure paintings by George Grosz and Florine Stettheimer, as well as the oldest painting in the Museum’s collection, Lucas Cranach’s Virgin, Child, St. John the Baptist and Angels, which has been recently conserved, revealing subtle coloring and detail not previously perceptible.

Editor’s Note:

The Heckscher Museum of Art, founded in 1920 by August Heckscher, serves the people of the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities. Through exhibitions of its permanent and loan collections of art and related programs, it seeks to provide inspiring and transformative educational experiences to encourage a broader understanding of our past and present and enrich the quality of life of the individuals it serves. The Museum’s Permanent Collection contains more than 2,200 works from the early 16th century to present. For information about The Heckscher Museum of Art, visit

Museum Hours

Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

First Friday FREE Museum Admission

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Extended Viewing Hours

7:00 pm Performance

Huntington Township Residents admitted FREE Wednesday after 2:00 pm and Saturday before 1:00 pm.  Proof of residency required. 

Free Museum 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 duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families.



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