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To ensure all visitors safety, admission is currently by timed tickets. Frequent cleaning schedules are in place.

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Exhibitions On View:

January 20 – April 24, 2022: Richard Mayhew: Reinventing Landscape
January 20 – September 18, 2022*: Moonstruck: Lunar Art from the Collection  
*Temporarily closed April 18 – 29, May 23 – June 3

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

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Hours, Admission, & More


Thursday – Sunday
12 – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday

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

Early Closure
March 13, 2022 (Museum open to the public 12 – 3 pm)

Visits are limited to one hour, up to 35 individuals at one time.
Groups larger than 35 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.

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.
  • In accordance with CDC guidance, all visitors over the age of 4 and all 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 who do not respect the requirements for social distancing and masking will be asked to leave the premises.

A Museum staff member is stationed at the entrance to:

  • Greet visitors and answer questions about visitor requirements.
  • Assure that visitors understand social distancing and masking requirements.

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.

Artwork On View

Richard Mayhew: Reinventing Landscape

January 20, 2022 – April 24, 2022

Born on Long Island in 1924, Richard Mayhew grew up in Amityville, NY, where he formed a deep connection to the natural world. Featuring vibrant landscape paintings created over the last six decades, this exhibition places Mayhew’s paintings in the context of Long Island’s diverse cultural history. The show explores how the artist reinvented the genre of landscape painting to express his African American and Native American heritage. Mayhew uses evocative color and diffused form to convey emotion. He explains: “desire, ambition, love, hate, fear—that’s my paintings.”

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Moonstruck : Lunar Art from the Collection

January 20, 2022 – September 18, 2022

Drawn from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition features a broad range of artwork inspired by the moon and moonlight. From the nineteenth century to the present, artists have gravitated to the moon for reasons scientific, mythic, and symbolic. The celestial artworks on view explore our enduring fascination with the moon in all its phases.

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George Grosz’s “Eclipse of the Sun” 

January 20, 2022 – May 29, 2022

Eclipse of the Sun is a masterpiece of political art and one of the most significant paintings in a public collection on Long Island. As signaled by the dollar sign darkening the sun, a symbol of life, the artwork critiques the greed and violence of Germany’s military, politicians, and industrialists. The tilted perspective, dissonant color, and ambiguous sense of space underscore the instability of the period following World War I.

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