Upcoming Exhibitions

The Tile Club: Camaraderie and American Plein-Air Painting
August 4, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Winslow Homer
Resting Shepherdess. 1877.
Painted and glazed ceramic tiles. 8 x 16 in.
Partial Gift of Karen H. Bechtel in memory of Ronald G. Pisano and Partial Museum Purchase with funds from the Acquisition Fund, the Eva Gatling Fund, and the Baker/Pisano Fund. 2005.2


Among the many artist societies that animated art life in America in the years following the nation’s Centennial in 1876, the Tile Club was notable for its convivial camaraderie. Comprising a select group of artists, writers, and musicians, including Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Edwin Austin Abbey, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White, Tile Club meetings were known for their spirited conversation and experimentation with painted tiles. In four summer sketching trips, three of which explored Long Island, Tile Club artists created plein air works of picturesque subjects, exploring the concept of working outdoors that was then transforming artistic practice in Europe. This exhibition features tiles, drawings, sculpture, and prints that document the life and times of this lively group.

This exhibition has been organized by the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in cooperation with The Heckscher Museum of Art.      

Long Island Biennial
August 4, 2018 - November 11, 2018

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 share their work with a broad public, deepening the connections among artists and between artists and the communities where they live.

The exhibition comprises 52 works, selected from 351 entries by jurors Christine Berry, Berry Campbell Gallery, New York; Robert Carter, Professor of Art, Nassau Community College, State University of New York; and Bobbi Coller, Independent Art Historian and Curator. Paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media work encompassing diverse styles, subject matter, and themes are included, representing a lively cross-section of current artistic practice on the Island. All submitted entries may be viewed in the Submissions Gallery on the Long Island Biennial website.

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Public funding provided by Suffolk County



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