Adopt a Work of Art

To keep in a safe and sound state.

The Heckscher Museum of Art's Permanent Collection provides the institution's primary educational tool. The Museum offers an "adoption" program focusing on the paintings, sculptures and works on paper requiring conservation. The Adopt a Work of Art program is a unique opportunity to become a proud "parent" of some of the Museum's most important treasures.
For more information contact:
Deborah Johnson, Deputy Director & Director of Development, 631.351.3006 or

Available for Adoption

The Museumís permanent collection includes many works by early American modernists, including this painting by Augustus Vincent Tack, an artist avidly collected by Duncan Phillips, the major patron of early modernism in America. This imagined landscape is in fine condition, although it requires a new frame appropriate to its historical period.
Cost to adopt this work: $1,750.

Although trained in a traditional 19th century painting style, Augustus Vincent Tack's most important works are the mystical landscapes that he began painting towards the end of World War I. Duncan Phillips called them "landscapes of the mind," and he assembled the definitive collection of Tack's abstract paintings (Phillips Collection, Washington, DC). These landscapes belong to the mystical, romantic tradition in American art that begins with Albert Pinkham Ryder; and their faceted planes and subtle color harmonies are precursors of the abstract expressionist paintings of Clyfford Still, who admired Tack's work.

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Augustus Vincent Tack, Inland Channel, n.d.


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