January 20, 2022 – September 18, 2022
*Temporarily closed April 18-29, May 23-June 3
Drawn from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition features a broad range of artwork inspired by the moon and moonlight. From the nineteenth century to the present, artists have gravitated to the moon for reasons scientific, mythic, and symbolic. The celestial artworks on view explore our enduring fascination with the moon in all its phases.
This exhibition is organized by Karli Wurzelbacher, Curator, The Heckscher Museum of Art; and Shelley DeMaria, Art Historian and Curator.
Now in its 7th edition, the Long Island Biennial is a juried exhibition that fosters deeper connections between contemporary artists from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the communities in which they live and work. Created in the last two years, the works that will be on view represent a vital cross-section of Long Island’s contemporary art. Contemporary art has been essential to The Heckscher Museum of Art since its founding in 1920. We remain committed to sharing inspiring and thought-provoking new art with our visitors.
The 2022 Long Island Biennial features artwork by 57 contemporary artists from across Nassau & Suffolk counties. 723 artwork entries were received, with 97 selected for exhibition representing artists living in communities stretching from Lynbrook to East Hampton. This year’s exhibition was juried by Dr. Susan Van Scoy, Professor of Art History at St. Joseph’s University; Heather Carter, art advisor at Carter Fine Art Services; and Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, contemporary fine artist.
January 28, 2023 – April 16, 2023
Human/Nature considers artists’ rich and varied responses to the symbiotic relationship between nature and humans. The photographs on view explore the varying degrees to which nature has fueled human experience and imagination and contributed to environmental consciousness. They also offer a closer look at how human activity has shaped nature. Spanning the late nineteenth century to the present, the exhibition features black and white and color photographs, digital photographs, photomontages, and videos. The images depict places as far away as outer space, and as near as The Heckscher Museum’s own backyard.
Curated by Susan Van Scoy, Professor of Art History at St. Joseph’s University, Long Island.