Exhibition




Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2017
March 11, 2017 - April 9, 2017





Closing Reception
Sunday, April 9, 2017. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
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Young artists are capable of amazing things! This exhibition features 84 extraordinary works of art created by young artists from Long Island. Now in its 21st year, the annual Long Island’s Best high school exhibition is a longstanding hallmark of the Museum’s educational programming, challenging students in grades 9 through 12 to connect their experiences at the Museum to their art making in the classroom.

This juried exhibition provides select students with the unparalleled opportunity to exhibit their artwork in the Museum and connect with the broader Long Island community. The quality of artwork is exceptional and delivers a professional-level show in a broad range of media, styles, and subjects. Each student has written an artist statement describing their inspiration and artistic process—an image of the Inspiration Artwork is also provided to deepen visual connections.

Lisa Chalif, Heckscher Museum Curator, and guest juror Cindy Grimm, Assistant Director at The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and Education Center, juried the 2017 exhibition. 387 works of art were submitted by students from 56 high schools across Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Unable to display all of the artwork, and in an effort to recognize the hard work and exceptional talent of all students who submitted artwork this year, the Museum is featuring a new Long Island’s Best Submissions 2017 digital slideshow.

Vote for your favorite work of art!
Museum visitors will determine who receives the Grumbacher Visitors Choice Award to be presented to one young artist at the Closing Reception on April 9. Vote at the Visitor Services Desk through April 2.

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Generous support for Long Island's Best is provided by Robin T. Hadley, Presenting Sponsor; Strong-Cuevas Foundation, Artistic Sponsor;  and The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Patron Sponsors. Additional funding from Inna Gellerman, DDS, Gellerman Orthodontics and RBC Wealth Management.



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Long Island's Best Opening Reception
March 18, 2017

Exhibiting Artists and Special Guests are invited to celebrate the opening of Long Island's Best.

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Long Island's Best Closing Reception
April 9, 2017

Members and Special Guests are invited to celebrate the final day of Long Island's Best.

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