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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.

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Exhibitions On View
January 16 – 22: Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series
January 23* – April 4: Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series & Wood Gaylor and American Modernism
To learn more about exhibitions, scroll to the bottom of this page.

*Exclusive Members & Donors Day
Saturday, January 23, 12 – 5 pm
Museum Members and Donors are invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibitions Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series & Wood Gaylor & American Modernism. Members and special guests will receive an exclusive invitation via mail and e-mail with the link to register. Questions? Email Caitlynn Schare at schare@heckscher.org.

Questions?
Email info@heckscher.org or Call 631.380.3230, Monday through Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 5 pm.

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Hours, Admission, & More

HOURS

Thursday – Sunday
12 noon – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday
CLOSED

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

Visits are limited to 45 minutes, up to 12 individuals at one time.
Groups larger than 12 cannot be accommodated.

Timed tickets available for:

12 – 12:45 pm
12:30 – 1:15 pm
1 – 1:45 pm
*Galleries Closed 1:45 – 2:45 pm*
2:45 – 3:30 pm
3:15  – 4 pm
3:45  – 4:30 pm
4:15  – 5 pm

ADMISSION FEES

  • 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 at all times.
  • Visitors will comply with temperature taking prior to entering the Museum building.
  • Visitors who do not respect the requirements for temperature taking, 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 all 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

Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series

January 16 – April 11, 2021

Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series is the first comprehensive presentation of this body of work to take place on Long Island. The exhibition brings together a dozen abstract paintings and a group of related drawings in charcoal, ink, and acrylic on paper that Fox created in response to Sammy’s Beach in Northwest Harbor, East Hampton. Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series explores the relation of Fox’s abstractions to her experiences of the beach, and considers the shifting vocabulary of shapes, lines, colors, and textures that unites the varied series.

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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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