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The Heckscher Museum of Art’s Long Island Biennial is a juried exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists from Suffolk and Nassau Counties. The Long Island Biennial offers Long Island’s artists an opportunity to show their work to a broad public, deepening the connections between artists and the communities in which they live. Inaugurated in 2010, the Long Island Biennial has been ongoing for 14 years.

This year’s jurors are Ian Alteveer, Beal Family Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Patricia Cronin, sculptor, Artistic Director of the LGBTQ+ VR Museum and Distinguished Professor of Art, Brooklyn College; and Grace Hong, Assistant Director, Galerie Lelong & Co.

The 2024 exhibition is the 8th edition of the juried show. This iteration of the Long Island Biennial will be a themed competition. In 2024—a year of global elections, as some 60 countries representing half of the world’s populations hold regional and national leadership votes—The Heckscher Museum of Art invites Long Island artists to submit work that engages with contemporary social, cultural, or political issues. Works may address this theme in any fashion: from a personal, local, national, or global perspective, generally or specifically, literally or interpretively, and in any aesthetic genre or most media.

The Long Island Biennial 2024 application period is now closed.

Related Events

The Museum is pleased to host a number of events in coordination with the Long Island Biennial 2022 exhibition. Featured artists will bring their unique insight and expertise to each event, bringing the Museum to life for our visitors!

Events Coming Soon!

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