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Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2021

April 17, 2021 - May 23, 2021

This annual exhibition features extraordinary works of art created by Long Island high school students. Hundreds of young artists from more than 50 high schools will submit artwork for jurying this year, with approximately 80 selected by Karli Wurzelbacher, Heckscher Museum Curator, and guest artist and juror Melissa Misla. This school year has been like no other, challenging art teachers the Museum to rethink what art education looks like. As you will see, students rose to the occasion, participating in virtual field trips and creating powerful artwork that speaks to all we have experienced and learned.

Experience the exhibition in person beginning April 17* and virtually beginning April 24! All of the exhibition’s components, including artist statements written by each student, images of artwork from the Museum’s exhibitions that inspired students, and videos about select artwork, will be available here.

*Exhibiting students, friends and family, Museum Members and Donors are invited to Preview Days on April 17, 18, 22, and 23. Exhibition opens to the public on April 24. See Related Events details below.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR
The Darrell Fund Endowment

ARTISTIC SPONSOR
Strong-Cuevas Foundation

PATRON SPONSOR
TD Charitable Foundation
The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation
The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE SPONSORS
Inna Gellerman, DDS, Gellerman Orthodontics
Callaghan Lucerino & Associates LLP

Visitors Choice Awards 2021

Museum visitors, both online and in person, will determine the winners of the 2021 Visitors Choice and Virtual Visitors Choice Awards!

Voting begins April 17. Winners will be announced May 25!

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LONG ISLAND’S BEST 2021
EXHIBITION PREVIEW DAYS
Saturday & Sunday, April 17th & 18th

Thursday & Friday, April 22 & 23
12 – 5 pm

Exhibiting artists and their teachers, friends and family, Museum Members, and Donors are invited for these exclusive preview days. View Long Island’s Best 2021 before the exhibition opens to the general public on April 24.

Timed tickets are required. Exhibiting artists, teachers, Members, and Donors will receive the link to register.

Questions? Email education@heckscher.org or call 631.380.3292.

 


LONG ISLAND’S BEST 2021
VIRTUAL OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY
Saturday, May 1
7 pm

Join us live at on Instagram @heckschermuseum for this virtual event celebrating the opening of Long Island’s Best 2021. This annual juried exhibition that marks its 25th anniversary this year! Meet select young artists and their teachers and congratulate all of the exhibiting artists and award winners!


LONG ISLAND’S BEST 2021
VIRTUAL ARTIST MEET UP
Thursday, May 20
7 pm

Long Island’s Best 2021 exhibiting artists are invited to meet their fellow “LI Best-ers” for this casual evening of fun conversation and more via Zoom!

Reservations required. Artists will receive a digital invitation prior to the event.

Questions? Email education@heckscher.org or call 631. 380.3292.

Artwork on View at Mitchells

Select artwork from Long Island’s Best 2021 will be on view May 25 – June 27 in the windows of Mitchells, located at 270 Main Street, Huntington, NY!

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