Current Exhibitions




Long Island Biennial
August 16, 2014 - November 30, 2014







The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present the Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition featuring work by artists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  Inaugurated in 2010, the Long Island Biennial offers Long Island's contemporary artists an opportunity to show their work to a broad public, deepening the connections among artists and between artists and the communities where they live.

The exhibition comprises 56 works, selected from 310 entries by jurors Dan Christoffel, Artist-in-Residence, Adjunct Professor, LIU Post; Renato Danese, Danese Corey, New York; and Helen A. Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton.  Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media work encompassing diverse styles and subject matter are included in the exhibition.  All submitted entries are posted on the Long Island Biennial Website, providing an overview of current artistic practice on the Island. 


The Long Island Biennial is sponsored in part by Suffolk County.

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Voices & Visions:
Meet the Biennial Artists

September 19, 2014

Featured artists from the Museum's Long Island Biennial exhibition discuss their creative process.

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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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