Current Exhibitions




Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art from the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection
November 17, 2018 - March 31, 2019




Roberto Matta
Les Oh! Tomobiles. 1972.
Oil on canvas. 80 x 117 in.
Joan and Milton Bagley Collection

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Over four decades, Joan and Milton Bagley have amassed a collection of Latin American art that is notable for its range, depth, and the rich variety of artistic expression represented. Featuring 20th century and contemporary artists from across Central and South America, the collection is a vibrant dialogue between indigenous culture, modernist art, and contemporary social commentary. Masterworks by Fernando Botero, Elena Climent, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Wifredo Lam, Julio Larraz, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Diego Rivera, Antonio Seguí, Franciso Zúñiga, and others reveal a deeply felt humanism, a sense of the poetic and mystical beneath the surface of everyday life, and an exploration of cultural and artistic identity.

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Rivera and Beyond: Latin American Art from the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection is sponsored by Robin T. Hadley, Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein, and the Milton F. and Joan B. Bagley Foundation.








Surface Tension: Pictorial Space in 20th-Century Art
Ongoing




Esteban Vicente
Interior Landscape. 1987.
Oil on canvas. 35 x 60 in.
Gift of the Estate of Esteban Vicente. 2003.5

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, the artist’s handling of the picture plane has shifted dramatically from the “window on the world” first described by theorist Leon Battista Alberti in the 15th century. In the modern era, one-point and atmospheric perspectives, which enable the depiction of illusionistic three-dimensional space, have been replaced by an approach that boldly insists on the two-dimensional nature of the painted surface. Surface Tension: Pictorial Space in 20th-Century Art traces this transformation, from early modernist works influenced by Cubism through the age of Abstract Expressionism. Illusionism in 20th-century art is explored in works based on color theory and in Op art that confounds perception. Featured artists include Ilya Bolotowsky and Esphyr Slobodkina, Elaine de Kooning, Nicolas Carone, Alfonso Ossorio, Robert Richenburg, Esteban Vicente, and Richard Anuszkiewicz, among others.

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The Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions
November 17, 2018 - May 12, 2019




Red Grooms
Jackson in Action. 1997.
3-dimensional color lithograph on Rives BFK paper, cut out, glued and mounted in Plexiglas case, edition 43 of 75. 24-1/2 x 30 x 6 in.
Museum Purchase

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This installation presents two dozen 20th-century and contemporary works that have been acquired by the Museum over the past five years. Highlights include Red Grooms’ Jackson in Action, a lively 3-dimensional print depicting the iconic Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock at work. A rich selection of prints produced by more traditional and diverse experimental processes features work by Stanley William Hayter, James Siena, Dan Welden, Esteban Vicente, Katja Oxman, April Gornik, and Robert Kipniss. Experimental photography by Bill Armstrong, Ellen Carey, and Joe Constantino; New York City street scenes by N. Jay Jaffee; and images of Cuba by Bastienne Schmidt present a range of photographic approaches, while abstract and representational paintings by Stan Brodsky, Paton Miller, Louise P. Sloane, Ty Stroudsburg, and Jane Wilson reveal the many directions within contemporary art on Long Island.

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