Current Exhibitions




Rhythm & Repetition in 20th-Century Art
May 3, 2014 - August 10, 2014




Emilio Sanchez
Loft Windows. 1987/1988.
Lithograph. 19 x 24 in.
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. 2011.7.12
Emilio Sanchez Foundation

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Rhythm & Repetition focuses on artists who use repeated elements as a method to organize their compositions.  Depicting natural, man-made, or purely abstract forms, these artists reveal the search for order that underlies the human experience.  Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition features work by Berenice Abbott, Richard Anuskiewicz, Oscar Bluemner, Arthur Dove, Childe Hassam, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Richenburg, Emilio Sanchez, and Stowasser (Hundertwasser), among others.  Long Island artists Sue Contessa, Gerson Leiber,  James C. Norman, and Helen Torr, as well as photography by Ray Germann, N.Jay Jaffee, Stuart McCallum, Neil Scholl, and Stanley Twardowicz will also be included. 

This exhibition is sponsored in part with generous support from the Hargraves Family through the Nadon Trust.


The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Art League of Long Island in their Pattern and Rhythm Through the Lens photography competition.  Rhythm & Repetition in 20th-Century Art demonstrates the theme of the Art League’s competition.  Visitors are encouraged to explore the Museum’s exhibition as inspiration for their own work.
 
For additional information about the Art League’s photography competition, view and download their flier.


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Gallery Recital Series: Benjamin Verdery, Guitarist
June 13, 2014

Benjamin Verdery, world renowned guitarist and Chair of Guitar at Yale University performs a concert celebrating the exhibition Rhythm & Repetition.

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Exposed: Eadweard Muybridge and the Study of Motion
May 3, 2014 - August 3, 2014




Eadweard Muybridge
Boxing, one man, knocking the other one down. Plate 333 from Animal Locomotion. 1887.
Collotype on paper.
Gift of Mrs. Jill Tane 1994.8.16

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Credited as the “father of the motion picture,” Eadweard Muybridge pioneered the study of human and animal motion in time-lapse photography that documented the dynamics of ordinary, everyday movement.  Under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, Muybridge produced over 100,000 photographs, publishing 20,000 of them in his eleven-volume Animal Locomotion (1887).  His work caused a sensation in artistic and scientific circles, helping spur the development of modern art and contributing to the science of biomechanics.  This exhibition features iconic Muybridge studies of horses and zoo animals, men engaged in various athletic pursuits, and women in domestic activities.

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Picture Perfect: Selections from the Permanent Collection
May 3, 2014 - August 10, 2014




Wayne Gonzales
Untitled (Pool Table Abstraction). 1998.
Gouache on paper. 18-1/2 x 26-1/4 in.
Gift of Deborah Davidson 2004.11

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This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored, energetic paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales provide vibrant contrast to evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Also on view are figure paintings and portraits by George Grosz, Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel, and Florine Stettheimer.

The works in the Picture Perfect exhibition were selected as inspiration for teens participating in the 2014 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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