Lectures & Workshops

The Heckscher Museum of Art offers an array of lectures, discussion groups, and hands-on workshops for adults ranging from contemporary artist dialogues to writing workshops.

SEE CURRENT PROGRAM GUIDE for details on all upcoming programs.
Lectures & Discussions

These lectures are a forum for dialogue between contemporary artists and members of the community. Artists engage the audience, presenting and discussing their work in relation to theme, media, and art historical context. Interact with well-established artists and be the first to meet and discuss the works of up-and-coming talents. A Meet the Artist reception follows each discussion.

Enjoy an interactive presentation at your group's regular meeting site led by a Museum Docent Volunteer.  Presentations consist of a PowerPoint presentation and group discussion on a variety of exhibitions and themes including:

Great Neck Artists
Max Weber & Esphyr Slobodkina
(Left to right): Max Weber, Sea Cliff, 1935 (detail), Oil on canvas. Estate of Max Weber, Courtesy Gerald Peters Gallery, New York. Esphyr Slobodkina, Vortex #2, 1991 (detail), Oil on masonite. Gift of the Artist.

Mort Künstler
The New Nation
(Left to right): Mort Künstler, Washington's Crossing, 2011 (detail), Oil on canvas. Lent by the Artist. Mort Künstler alongside his artwork on view in Mort Künstler: The New Nation, December 2016.

Before Selfies
Portraiture from the Collection
(Left to right): Unknown Artist (French, 18th Century), The Lady with the Hurdy-Gurdy, c. 1750-60 (detail), Oil on Canvas. Joseph Szabo, Carrie and Evelyn, 1974 (printed later)(detail), Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the Artist and Gitterman Gallery, NYC

Power, Politics, & War
(Left to right): Mark Markov-Grinberg, In the trenches, near Kursk, 1943 (detail), Photograph. Gift of Dr. Mark Reichman. Alonzo Chappel, Drafting the Declaration of Independence, n.d. (detail), Oil on canvas.

Additional programs available. Presentations must be scheduled in advance.  Call 631.351.3214 for further information.

Join the Museum's group of reading enthusiasts! Discuss a new art-related text at each meeting. This program includes unique opportunities to meet and greet with guest authors and gain new art historical perspectives.

Hands-On Workshops

The Museum offers unique adult hands-on workshops inspired by its rotating schedule of exhibitions. Workshops explore a variety of media, styles, and techniques. Recent workshops have included printmaking and painting en plein air at the Dove/Torr Cottage in Centerport.

There are still some spots left in our Painting En Plein Air Workshop in collaboration with @artleagueli 🎨☀️! On September 17, enjoy a tour of the museum's exhibit "Looking Out, Looking In", followed by painting indoors and out at the historical Dove-Torr Cottage in Centerport with artist Doug Reina! See link in bio for details and online registration. [Doug Reina painting en plein air; Fairfield Porter, Morning from the Porch, 1974 (detail), watercolor on paper; Dove-Torr Cottage, former residence of American artists Arthur Dove and Helen Torr; Arthur Dove and Helen Torr at the Cottage] #heckschermuseum #art #artmuseum #museum #artisforeveryone #artist #arthurdove #helentorr #centerport #huntingtonny #longisland #painting #enpleinair #paintingenpleinair #oilpainting #watercolor #artleagueofli

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