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Long Islandís Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum
March 21, 2015 - April 19, 2015




Tut Pinto
Colorful Afterlife. Colored pencil.
Syosset High School. Grade: 12. Art Teacher: Demi Protonentis
*Honorable Mention in Drawing*

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Young artists are capable of amazing things!  Don't miss the chance to see this exhibit of extraordinary artwork created by young artists in the Long Island community.  Now in its 19th year, Long Island's Best challenges students in grades 9 through 12 from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties to choose a work of art in the Museum as the starting point for their own creative exploration.  The quality of the artwork is exceptional and delivers a professional-level show.  

This year, 54 public and private schools submitted students' artwork for jurying.  311 student entries were received and Curator Lisa Chalif selected 80 for display in the galleries.  An artist statement written by the student accompanies each artwork on view, explaining the thought process and artistic journey from conception to completion.  A thumbnail image of the artwork on view in the Museum that inspired the student work is also featured.

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Exhibiting artists, teachers, and school administrators are invited to attend an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Visitors Choice Grumbacher Award
Museum visitors will determine who receives the Visitors Choice Grumbacher Award, generously sponsored by the thalo.com artist community, to be presented to one young artist at the Closing Reception on April 19.  Vote at the Visitor Services Desk through April 12.

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








Ferdinand Richardtís Niagara: A Study in Landscape Painting
December 6, 2014 - April 12, 2015




Ferdinand Richardt
Niagara. c. 1855.
Oil on canvas. 25 x 33 in.
August Heckscher Collection 1959.12

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Among America’s most iconic natural sites, Niagara Falls has been a popular tourist destination since the early 19th century.  Ferdinand Richardt’s Niagara depicts the attraction as it appeared at mid-century, with charming genre elements set against the grand landscape.  Featuring European and American works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition examines Richardt's painting within a broader landscape tradition, including intimate views of East Coast locales and dramatic scenes of the American West by Hudson River School artists, as well as images of man’s multifaceted relationship to water.

This exhibition will be temporarily closed from March 9 – 20.

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Power, Politics & War: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Ongoing




George Grosz
Eclipse of the Sun. 1926.
Oil on canvas. 81-5/8 x 71-7/8 in.
Museum Purchase 1968.1

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To highlight the significance of George Grosz’s Eclipse of the Sun as a critique of the corrupt Weimar government in 1920s Berlin, this exhibition places the painting in the context of other works from the Permanent Collection that depict themes of power, politics, and military aggression.  Featured works include paintings about the American Revolution and the birth of America by Alonzo Chappel, the Franco-Prussian War by Etienne Berne-Bellecour, and photographs from World War II by Russian photographer Mark Markov-Grinberg.  Also included is Grosz’s Ecce Homo, a portfolio of 100 lithographs that presents a scathing portrait of Weimar society.  This close look at Eclipse of the Sun is occasioned by its inclusion in the upcoming exhibition New Realities and Neue Sachlichkeit: Modern German Art during the Weimar Republic, to be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in late 2015. 

The works in Power, Politics & War may be used as inspiration for teens participating in the 2015 Public Art Initiative Teen Poetry Project, Poetry for the HART.  The Heckscher Museum of Art is a partner organization in this annual project, sponsored by the Town of Huntington.
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