Current Exhibitions




Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited
April 15, 2017 - July 30, 2017




Thaddeus Holownia
Authorís Ridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA. 2001.
Toned gelatin silver contact print. 22.6 x 28.6 in.
Courtesy of the Artist, Corkin Gallery, Toronto.

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Thaddeus Holownia’s Walden Revisited pays homage to the 19th century American writer Henry David Thoreau, whose experiment in simple living unfolded over two years at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts beginning in 1845.  Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who believed that individuals should seek a spiritually fulfilling relationship with the natural world, Thoreau’s communion with nature comprised a close observation of the environment that is manifest in Holownia’s monumental photographs conceived as 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau.  Presented as a full-gallery installation that approximates Thoreau’s and Holownia’s experience of Walden Woods, the images focus closely on individual trees, creating a portrait of the site and encouraging quiet contemplation of nature’s grandeur.  A companion exhibition – Earth Muse: Art and the Environment – features artists whose work continues the theme of reflection, highlighting nature’s beauty and diversity, the eternal rhythms of the natural world, and man’s impact on the environment.

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Earth Muse and Thaddeus Holownia Opening Reception
April 22, 2017

Members and Special Guests are invited to celebrate the opening of these new exhibitions on Earth Day.

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Exploring Art... Making Memories Guided Tour and Activity
April 24, 2017

Individuals living with dementia and their care partners are invited to this specially-designed program.

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Walt Whitman High School Dance Performance
April 30, 2017

Enjoy an original dance performed in the galleries inspired by the Thaddeus Holownia exhibition.

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Huntington Village Art Walk
May 13, 2017

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Earth Muse: Art and the Environment
April 15, 2017 - July 30, 2017




Alex Ferrone
Palette II from Aerial Observations. 2013.
Archival inkjet print. 27 x 37 in.
© Alex Ferrone

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Earth Muse presents the work of artists who view the earth as a muse for contemplation of nature’s beauty and diversity, of her eternal rhythms, and of the physical record of geological and human history on the planet.  Evocative aerial images of Long Island waters by Alex Ferrone, photograms of ocean waves by Melissa Fleming, topographical constructions of the Adirondacks by Winn Rea, and photographs by Barbara Roux encourage an alternate experience of familiar landscapes, while works by Michelle Stuart, Peter Beard, and Brandon Ballengée reflect on man’s place within nature and our impact on the environment.  A companion exhibition of Thaddeus Holownia’s monumental photographs of the forest at Walden Pond continues the meditative theme.

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Earth Muse and Thaddeus Holownia Opening Reception
April 22, 2017

Members and Special Guests are invited to celebrate the opening of these new exhibitions on Earth Day.

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Exploring Art... Making Memories Guided Tour and Activity
April 24, 2017

Individuals living with dementia and their care partners are invited to this specially-designed program.

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Gallery Talk with Exhibiting Artists Alex Ferrone, Melissa Fleming, and Winn Rea
April 30, 2017

Enjoy this unique opportunity to meet artists featured in the exhibition Earth Muse.

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Senior Second Wednesday: Tour of Earth Muse
May 10, 2017

Visitors 62+ enjoy free Museum admission and all other guests receive half-price admission.

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Huntington Village Art Walk
May 13, 2017

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Heckscher Family Hour: Tour and Art Activity
May 21, 2017

Families with children ages 5 to 10 are invited for a family-friendly tour and activities.

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Outdoor Community Art Installation with Artist Tonito Valderrama
June 4, 2017

Help build a larger-than-life "Nest of Creativity" sculpture in Heckscher Park!

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The Art of Narrative: Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes
Ongoing




William Holbrook Beard
Give Up That Egg. 1891.
Oil on canvas. 16-1/8 x 20-1/2 in.
August Heckscher Collection 1959.68

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The Art of Narrative: Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes explores storytelling in art from the 16th through 20th centuries.  From Bible stories and mythology to history and literature, narrative subjects, often with moralistic messages, were considered the pinnacle of art production until the 19th century.  Since then, the stories expressed in painting, prints, photography, and sculpture, have been more personal, sometimes sourcing daily life for universal truths regarding the human condition.  Illustrations by early American modernist Arthur Dove and others, a genre group by John Rogers, experimental photography by Martina Lopez, and abstract work by James Rosenquist are included, as well as works by Alonzo Chappel, François Girardon, George Grosz, Daniel Ridgeway Knight, Henry Varnum Poor, Adolf Schreyer, and many others.

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Huntington Village Art Walk
May 13, 2017

Participate in an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family during this collaboration with local arts organizations.

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Senior Second Wednesday: Tour of The Art of Narrative
June 14, 2017

Visitors 62+ enjoy free Museum admission and all other guests receive half-price admission.

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Exploring Art... Making Memories Guided Tour and Activity
June 19, 2017

Individuals living with dementia and their care partners are invited to this specially-designed program.

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