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*The Museum will be open 12 – 3 pm on Sunday, June 4 and will be CLOSED for exhibit change on June 8 & 9!*
We will re-open at 12 pm on Saturday, June 10.

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Exhibitions On View

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Hours, Admission, & More


Thursday – Sunday*
12 – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday

Closed for Exhibit Change
Thursday & Friday, June 8 & 9

Open until 8:30 pm on First Fridays!
FREE from 5 – 8:30 pm, Live Music at 7 pm
Friday, June 2 – performance by Gail Storm
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Closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter

*Early Closings:
Sunday, June 4
& Saturday, June 10: Open 12 – 3 pm
Thursday, Jun 15: Open 12 – 4 pm

Please Note: Groups larger than 50 cannot be accommodated.



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

The Museum is proud to participate in Museums on Us!
During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America offers cardholders free general admission to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US.

Health and Safety Policies

The Heckscher Museum follows 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.
  • It is strongly recommended that all visitors over the age of 4 wear a mask and social distance whenever possible. 

Artwork on View


April 29 – June 4, 2023

Now in its 27th year, this annual student exhibition is a hallmark of the Museum’s K-12 arts-in-education programming. This year’s exhibition features 91 extraordinary works of art created by Long Island high school students from 58 schools across Long Island. 553 students from 77 high schools submitted artwork, with the final exhibition juried by Karli Wurzelbacher, Heckscher Museum Curator, and guest juror, artist Samantha Dominik.

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Through  March 2024

Exploring the spaces we inhabit, this exhibition encompasses more than 50 artworks from the Museum’s Collection that reflect the many meanings of home. The house is a site where daily life unfolds, work takes place, identities cohere and shift, memories form, and imagination takes flight. The art on view demonstrates the central role that domestic space plays in our lives and in art.

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January 28 – June 4, 2023

This focused installation brings together the work of three Long Island artists who boldly paved their own creative paths. Mayhew (b. 1924), Parsons (1900-1982), and Wilson (1924-2015) each created abstract paintings inspired, in part, by their experiences of nature, specific landscapes, or weather.

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Share What Home Means to You

What does HOME mean to you?

Home means something different to each of us. 

As part of the Raise the Roof: The Home in Art exhibition, the Museum invites visitors to share their thoughts by writing or sketching at this interactive station. 

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Community Perspectives Video: What is Home?

What is home? Community members Renee Flagler, Joan Kim Suzuki, and Allison McGovern share their perspectives on the subject. This video is available for viewing both in the Museum galleries as well as on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.

Learn about the participants:

Renee Flagler is an award-winning author, coach, and the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, where the mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls inc. of Long Island is the Long Island Affiliate of the National Girls Inc. organization. Renee has a long history of community service and engaging in advocacy on behalf of women and girls. 

Joan Kim Suzuki is an Asian-American artist living in Long Island. Her work is a reflection of her childhood, growing up hearing stories of the culture she never experienced. She always felt confused about whether she was American or Asian, until she had children of her own and after a long time of soul-searching realized that she can be both Asian and American. Her art tells a story, and each piece has a memory painted into it.

Dr. Allison McGovern, an anthropological archaeologist, is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology at Columbia University. Her multidisciplinary research integrates archaeology with historical research methods, public engagement, planning, and historic preservation advocacy. She is working on a book entitled Long Island Dirt which explores local histories through archaeology.

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