Current Exhibitions




Ebb & Flow: Seascape and Shoreline Views
August 5, 2017 - November 12, 2017




Edward Moran
Casco Bay - Coast of Maine. c. 1892.
Oil on canvas. 20 x 26 in.
August Heckscher Collection 1959.7

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Since the 17th century, the sea has captured the imagination of countless artists who have explored diverse aspects of the planet’s waterways in tranquil views of rivers, harbors, and coastlines; tempestuous images of storms, shipwrecks, and sea monsters; and depictions of the unique atmospheric effects of the coastal environment. Working across a broad range of styles, artists have created views of picturesque seaside life, expansive images of sea and surf, and abstract works of light and color. This exhibition features over four dozen paintings, prints, and photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Reynolds Beal, Eugene Boudin, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Stan Brodsky, Arthur Dove, Edward and Thomas Moran, Roy Nicholson, Jules Olitski, Betty Parsons, Maurice Prendergast, and William Trost Richards, among others.

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Hands-on Plein Air Painting Workshop with ALLI
September 16, 2017

Join artist Doug Reina for a one-day plein air workshop at the Dove/Torr Cottage on Titus Mill Pond in Centerport.

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Heckscher Family Hour: Tour and Art Activity
September 17, 2017

Join us for a family-friendly tour of the Museum's Ebb & Flow exhibition.

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Draw Out! Free Community Event
September 24, 2017

Enjoy a day full of activities in the Museum and in Heckscher Park for the whole family!

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The Lockhorns meet Howard Huge: Comic Cartoons by Bill & Bunny Hoest
October 6, 2017 - November 5, 2017







Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn and the aptly named St. Bernard, Howard Huge, have entertained readers across the U.S., and around the world, for decades. Ever-bickering Leroy and Loretta regale us with a hilarious satire of married life, while lovable Howard Huge charms even the most reticent viewer with his good-natured antics. Both comics were created by Bill Hoest, one of the country’s most prolific and successful cartoonists; since Hoest’s death almost three decades ago, they have been continued by his wife Bunny, known as “The Cartoon Lady.” Internationally syndicated, it is estimated that “The Lockhorns” and “Howard Huge” reach almost 200 million readers a week. The Heckscher Museum salutes this achievement and is honored to recognize Bunny and the memory of Bill Hoest as our Celebrate Achievement Benefit artists for 2017. Featuring five dozen cartoons, The Lockhorns meet Howard Huge is a barrel of laughs.








The Art of Narrative: Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes
October 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017




Janet Culbertson
Transformational Moment. 2008.
Oil on canvas. 48 x 34 in.
Gift of the Artist

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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. The paintings, sculpture, and photographs in this exhibition capture significant historical events, heroic deeds, and tragic episodes of military aggression that together represent a wide spectrum of human endeavor across centuries, giving poignant breadth to the human condition. Among the works included are a stunning allegorical subject by the 17th century Dutch painter Melchior d’Hondecoeter, a rare bronze by the 17th century French sculptor François Girardon, a dramatic Middle Eastern battle scene by the 19th century German painter Adolf Schreyer, and George Grosz’s masterful indictment of Weimar Germany Eclipse of the Sun.





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