VISIT 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!

#HeckscheratHome #MuseumfromHome

Emerging Artists Instagram Takeovers

Artist Lisa Petker-Mintz

The Museum is pleased to announce that Emerging Artists Lisa Petker-Mintz, Marybeth Rothman, Pamela Waldroup, Eve Hammer, and Constance Wolf will be leading the next series of Instagram Takeovers of the Museum’s account @heckschermuseum throughout the month of September!

  • Lisa Petker-Mintz, Sept. 2
  • Marybeth Rothman, Sept. 9
  • Pamela Waldroup, Sept. 16
  • Eve Hammer, Sept. 23
  • Constance Sloggatt Wolf, Sept. 30

Learn more & see full line-up

H@H Kids Edition: Art Activities Series

Learn and create!

Part of the Museum’s “Heckscher at Home” initiatives, this virtual art activities series for kids is an online resource for children and families learning and creating from home. Activities are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and from nature, and are led by professional Museum Educators. For each project, an instructional video is accompanied by a materials lists, key terms, and discussion questions – all designed to build visual literacy and make at home learning fun and exciting!

Discover all the videos in this virtual art activities series
For each project, an instructional video is accompanied by a materials lists, key terms, and discussion questions – all designed to build visual literacy and make learning at home fun and exciting!

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Series continues this Fall!
Join us for the premiere of Episode 20 on Saturday, October 24 at 10 am! As content is created, it will be featured below and on our  YouTube Channel on Saturdays, or watch whenever you like after that time!

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

Exhibiting artists and Museum Staff during the Virtual Artist Meet Up!

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

Explore the Exhibition Now!

The Artist Meet Up on June 11 was a success!

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“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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#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



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

Artist Andreas Rentsch alongside his artwork. © Copyright Helen Rousakis

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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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! 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.

Read “Collection Spotlights”

Explore Collection Highlights

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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.

Featuring Gail Storm
Friday, October 16 at 7 pm

Join us for this YouTube Premiere right here on our site and on the Museum’s YouTube Channel!

NY based blues stylist Gail Storm will sing and accompany herself on piano. She will play a mix of tunes, including traditional blues/jazz and swing, classic pop, boogie woogie and originals. For more info, visit:

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