Heckscher at Home

Bringing the Museum to You

Our mission is to provide visitors with inspiring educational experiences through exhibitions, collections, and programming. In many ways, we need the arts now more than ever before, as we come together as a virtual community.

We invite you to explore the resources below. Our current exhibitions are now online and we continue to develop new and exciting ways to connect, learn and create with you!

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Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2020

New behind-the-scenes photos of students visiting the Museum and creating their artwork!

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Congratulations to Virtual Visitors Choice Award winners Alana Moy & Micarlys Ramirez! And thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite artwork. We received a record-breaking 9,193 votes from 14 countries across the globe!

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View the Exhibition Online!
Browse all 100 works of art in the exhibition, read students’ artist statements, see the artwork that inspired them, and learn who won awards!

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List of all Exhibiting Artists 2020

“Artists of the Day” Series
See featured artwork from the exhibition in this series on Facebook, Instagram, and our website. Follow along as new works are shared over the coming weeks! #hmalibest #artistsoftheday

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Virtual Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony on April 30
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to celebrate this year’s 100 amazing artists!

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H@H Kids Edition: Art Activities Series

Left: Lillian Dodson, Earth Skin, 1972, Acrylic on canvas.
Right: Project sample.

Kids Art Activities Series
Live on Facebook, Tuesdays at 3 pm

Tune in live to the Museum’s Facebook page every Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm as our Museum Educators create exciting art activities just for kids! Each activity is inspired by a different work of art in the Museum’s collection or in an exhibition. First, explore the artwork and learn about key concepts, art terms, and more. Then, dive in and get hands-on as you make your own masterpieces!

Episode 10: Tear It Up! (May 26)

Episode 9: Abstract Jumble (May 19)

Episode 8: “Family” Portraits (May 12)

Episode 7: FANtastic Fans (May 5)

Episode 6: Space Ody”Sea” Crayon Resist Painting (April 28)

Episode 5: Mask Masterpiece (April 21)

Episode 4: Garden Collage (April 14)

Episode 3: Circus Tent Fun (April 7)

Episode 2: Calder Colorful Balloon Drawing (March 31)

Episode 1: Abstract & Realistic Foil Sculptures (March 24)

Discover the Museum's Collection

Maurice Prendergast, The Promontory, c. 1907-10, Watercolor and pencil on paper. Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast.

Search over 2,000 works of art!

View all of the treasures in the Museum’s Collection on our Online Database at heckschercollection.org! Spanning 500 years, the Collection includes Old Master paintings, nineteenth-century European and American art, work by Long Island artists, and modern and contemporary American art. Browse the highlights or delve deeper via the search feature.

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Emerging Artists Instagram Takeovers

Artist Jeremy Chance

The Museum is pleased to announce that Emerging Artists Tom Sena, Naomi Grossman, Margaret Minardi, and Jeremy Chance will be leading a series of Instagram Takeovers of the Museum’s account @heckschermuseum throughout the month of May!

Artist Jeremy Chance (right) leads the next takeover on Wednesday, May 27!

More program dates for all upcoming artists to be announced soon.

Learn more & see full line-up

Amanda Valdez: Piecework

Amanda Valdez
morning feelings
2016, 22 x 24 in.
Embroidery, gouache, graphite, and acrylic on canvas
Collection of Heather and Philip Brandes

View the Exhibition Online!
Browse all of the artwork, explore the exhibition brochure, and read Curator Karli Wurzelbacher’s essay on the artist and her work.

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Amanda Valdez Responds
In honor of the Museum’s 100th anniversary, we asked Amanda Valdez to respond to artworks in our permanent collection. It is remarkable to see the historic collection through her eyes, and to see her recent paintings in connection with our nineteenth- and twentieth-century holdings. Visit the Museum’s online Collection Database to see what artworks she connected with and to read her reflections.

Amanda Valdez’s Reflections


Instagram Takeover
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Exhibiting artist Amanda Valdez hosted an Instagram takeover of @heckschermuseum on April 7, sharing exclusive content, including behind the scenes images of her artwork in progress, photographs of her travels to Italy and discussion of other research trips, and her reflections on some artwork in The Heckscher Museum permanent collection. She answered several follower’s questions about her media, process, and inspiration too! Visit Instagram for a recap of her takeover!

Explore & Share "My Heckscher" Stories

Eva Gatling surrounded by Museum associates in 1977 (left to right) Carol Tabler, Ruth Solomon, Ron Pisano, Bill Titus, Elizabeth Boas, May Davis Hill and Sue Kohler.

Your Story is Our Story! 

For our 100th Anniversary in 2020, The Museum is commemorating the fascinating people, events, and art that define our first 100 years. Tell us about your own special moment / memory at the Museum! Browse stories and share your own! Select stories will be featured on our website and social media.

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#HMAcollection Challenge!

Get inspired and have fun recreating artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection using objects, people, or pets in your own home!

The Museum will share artwork on Instagram and Facebook for you to interpret. Tag #HMAchallenge & @heckschermuseum for a chance to be featured on our social media and website!

Week 7: Bernard Karfiol, Portrait of Robert Laurent

Week 6: Alfred Emslie, Untitled (Mother and Child at Window)

Week 5: Fairfield Porter, Morning from the Porch (example on left)

Week 4: Michelle Stuart, Voyage to the South Seas: Flora Australis



Annual NAHS 6x6 Collaborative Art Installation


This annual program brings National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Chapters together to collaborate, create and exhibit! Students from different high schools meet in the Museum, learn about artwork on view and ultimately create and exhibit their work during a Museum event in the spring.

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Virtual Music @ The Museum

Enjoy musical performances by Long Island musicians from the comfort of home! The Museum is pleased to present this new series beginning May 8.

Art & Music featuring Serenade Duo
Friday, May 8 at 7 pm

Celebrate National Chamber Music Month with Serenade Duo! Flutist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter perform a recital inspired by works of art from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Join Serenade Duo’s #HeckscheratHome YouTube Premiere Watch Party to share your comments on the performance and chat with the musicians!

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