EVENTS Courtney M. Leonard Tours


Clockwise from right: Two detail views of Courtney M. Leonard, CONTACT 2,021, 2021, canvas, ceramic, brass, and artificial sinew, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Courtney M. Leonard, BREACH: Logbook 23 | BREACH #2, 2023 (part of a limited series, begun in 2015, marking the death of one whale), wooden pallet with ceramic sperm whale teeth.

Experience the Work of Artist Courtney M. Leonard

Upcoming Guided Tours at Heckscher Museum of Art & Planting Fields:
12:30 – 1 pm, 2:30 – 3 pm at each site

Saturday, July 15
Saturday, August 12
Sunday, Sept 10
Saturday, Oct 21
Saturday, Nov. 4

You choose where to begin! Join us for guided tours featuring the work of contemporary artist Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, b. 1980) at two locations, The Heckscher Museum of Art and Planting Fields*.

At The Heckscher Museum of Art, explore the first retrospective of her work, the exhibition COURTNEY M. LEONARD: LOGBOOK 2004-2023. Leonard’s powerful work in ceramics, painting, video, and installation engages with Long Island’s colonial history; celebrates Indigenous knowledge and resilience; and addresses urgent ecological issues.

At Planting Fields, Leonard’s site-specific art installation, BREACH: Logbook 23 | ROOT, examines how the colonization of Long Island has impacted traditional Shinnecock foodways. Walk through this installation inspired by the concept of root cellars and experience how Leonard explores themes of food and cultural sovereignty, as well as ongoing ecological issues that endanger the Shinnecock Nation and our global waterways.

Adults (18+)    $10
Teens (13-17)  $5
Kids (under 13) Free
+ $8 Parking fee per car at Planting Fields (Free with Empire Pass)  

Walk-ins welcome, as space allows, at The Heckscher Museum of Art.

*Please note that the installation at Planting Fields is located outdoors and requires some walking on uneven surfaces. For questions about accessibility, please contact us at or 516-922-9210.

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