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The Museum is currently closed to the public. We will reopen on Saturday, April 24.

Long Island’s Best Preview Days: April 17, 18, 22, & 23
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 public on April 24. Timed tickets required. Exhibiting artists, teachers, Museum Members, and Donors will receive the link to register. Questions? Email or call 631.380.3292.

To ensure all visitors safety, admission is currently by timed tickets. Frequent cleaning schedules are in place and the Museum is a touch free experience.

Book your visit online or call our new phone number 631.380.3230 today!



Exhibitions On View, April 17 – May 23, 2021

To learn more about exhibitions, scroll to the bottom of this page.


Email or Call 631.380.3230, Monday through Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 5 pm.

Looking to make a reservation through your local library’s Museum Pass Program?
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Hours, Admission, & More


Thursday – Sunday
12 noon – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday

Closed for exhibition change:
Thursday & Friday, April 15 & 16, 2021

Invite-Only Long Island’s Best Preview Days:
Saturday & Sunday, April 17 & 18
Thursday & Friday, April 22 & 23

Closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

Visits are limited to one hour, up to 16 individuals at one time.
Groups larger than 16 cannot be accommodated.

Timed tickets available for:

12 – 1 pm
12:30 – 1:30 pm
1 – 2 pm
1:30 – 2:30 pm
2 – 3 pm
2:30  – 3:30 pm
3  – 4 pm
3:30  – 4:30 pm
4 – 5 pm


  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $5 Suggested Admission*
  • Children under 13: Free

*Payment is suggested, but not required.
Donate during check-in or online after your visit.

The following are temporarily unavailable in order to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • “Create Your Own” Kids Activity Station
  • Digital Action Painting Touchscreens
  • Merchandise (books, postcards, etc.)
  • Drinking fountain
  • Coat room

Health and Safety Policies

Before entering the Museum, all visitors are required to sign the following Visitor Practices and Policies Agreement, indicating that they have read, understand, and will comply with it during the length of their visit. Please note that these policies are subject to change without notice as the situation demands.

Visitor Practices and Policies Agreement

The Heckscher Museum is abiding by federal, state and local guidelines and regulations that follow best practices concerning public health and social distancing. Preventative measures have been put in place; however, this is no guarantee that you and your party will not be exposed to COVID-19 if you choose to enter the property.

  • If you or someone in your party has COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms, or believes they have been exposed to the virus, please do not attempt to visit the Museum.
  • All visitors and Museum staff are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering.
  • Visitors and Museum staff will observe 6-foot social distancing whenever possible.
  • Visitors will be asked to have their temperature taken prior to entering the Museum building.
  • Visitors who do not respect the requirements for a face covering and social distancing will be asked to leave the premises.

A Museum staff member is stationed at the entrance door to:

  • Greet visitors and answer questions about visitor requirements.
  • Take the temperature of visitors with a no-touch device. To do so, Museum staff will need to approach a visitor at a distance of less than 6 feet. If a visitor has a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, the Museum reserves the right to refuse them – and any other visitors in their party – entry to the building.
  • Assure that visitors are wearing masks or a face covering, and understand social distancing requirements prior to entering the building.

Preventative measures inside the Museum:

  • Restrooms are limited to one person or family at a time. The Museum will be frequently disinfecting and cleaning restrooms.
  • A hand sanitizer station is available.
  • Frequent cleaning schedules are in place for Museum public spaces.
  • The drinking fountain and coat closet are not available.
  • The Museum is providing a touch free environment and has removed interactive devices and other materials from public use.

Artwork On View

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

April 17 – May 23, 2021

This annual exhibition features extraordinary works of art created by Long Island high school students. Over 331 students from 56 high schools submitted artwork for jurying this year, with 83 works of art selected by Karli Wurzelbacher, Heckscher Museum Curator, and guest juror and artist Melissa Misla.

In honor of Long Island’s Best’s 25th anniversary, the 2021 exhibition includes a special anniversary display. Did you know? Since its first year in 1996, more than 50,000 visitors have viewed Long Island’s Best exhibitions and more than 37,000 individuals have participated in programs while the artwork was on display. More than 6,300 students have submitted their artwork for jurying, and over 2,000 have had their artwork on view!

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Stan Brodsky: Low Tide #1 and Paumanok Places

April 17 – May 23, 2021

In conjunction with Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2021, the Museum presents this installation of Stan Brodsky’s paintings in honor of all teachers.

Brodsky was a celebrated Huntington artist and a renowned educator who taught for decades at LIU Post and the Art League of Long Island. He was also a passionate supporter of Long Island’s Best, once writing that he was “overwhelmed by the imaginative, evocative range of works” included in the annual juried exhibition of art by Long Island high school students.

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Wood Gaylor and American Modernism

January 23 – May 23, 2021*
*Temporarily closed April 5 – 16

Teaming scenes of festive revelers, clowns and performers, and his fellow artists are the signature subject matter of Wood Gaylor’s raucous paintings. In 1916, Gaylor (1883-1957) joined Walt Kuhn and other prominent modern artists in New York City to form The Penguin group. The irreverent association put on exhibitions, held weekly sketching sessions with nude models, and mounted fantastic Arts Balls, complete with costumes, comical skits, musicians, and papier-mâché props. Gaylor captured these spirited events in paintings featuring brightly-colored, flat, outlined figures in grand spaces.

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