Current Exhibitions




Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2019
April 6, 2019 - May 19, 2019






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Now in its 23rd year, Long Island’s Best is a hallmark of the Museum’s educational programming. This initiative is the only juried exhibition for  Long  Island  high  school  students  that provides the opportunity to exhibit in a museum. The Heckscher encourages students to think outside the box as they work in a broad range of media, styles, and subjects.

Students are challenged to select artwork on view in the Museum as the inspiration for their own work, making creative connections with the generations who have come before them. The object labels next to each work include a statement written by the student and an image of the professional work that inspired them. 

Lisa Chalif, Heckscher Museum Curator, and guest juror artist Robyn Cooper juried the 2019 exhibition. This year, the Museum received 359 artwork entries from 57 schools, with 80 selected for display in the exhibition. Thank you to all of this year’s participating students and teachers!

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 Young Artist Meet Up on May 19. Vote at the Visitor Services Desk through May 12.

NEW! Virtual Visitors Choice Award
Vote through May 5 at bit.ly/hmavirtualchoice

Follow the Museum on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and celebrate #hmalibest!
 

Generous support for Long Island's Best is provided by

PRESENTING SPONSOR
The Darrell Fund Endowment

ARTISTIC SPONSOR
Strong-Cuevas Foundation

PATRON SPONSORS
TD Charitable Foundation, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, and The Laura B. Vogler Foundation


EXHIBITION CATALOGUE SPONSOR
Inna Gellerman, DDS, Gellerman Orthodontics

 



Related Programs

Long Island's Best Opening Reception
April 13, 2019

Exhibiting artists, teachers, and special guests are invited to celebrate the opening of the 23rd annual Long Island's Best exhibition!

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Long Island's Best Young Artist Meet Up
May 19, 2019

Exhibiting artists are invited to an afternoon of pizza, conversation, and more!

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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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