Museums & Art Centers

AMAGANSETT LIFE-SAVING AND COAST GUARD STATION

160 Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett. Saturday and Sunday, noon-2 p.m., amagansettlss.org

The site was the base of operations for ocean rescues from shipwrecks from 1849 to 1946. This building, dating from 1902, was the third and last that served this purpose. Tours are available when the building is open.


ARTS CENTER AT DUCK CREEK

127 Squaw Road, East Hampton, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m-3 p.m., and by appointment. Duckcreekarts.org

The former residence of John Little, an artist of the New York School and part of the midcentury artists colony in Springs, the barn is an exhibition space and the grounds have changing sculpture installations. • “Under the Sun,” group show of outdoor sculpture, through Sept. 3. • The Parrish Road Show presents “Jeremy Dennis: Stories — Dreams, Myths, and Experiences,” through Sept. 9.


BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 631-537-1088, bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org

Period rooms can be visited in a former Victorian-era boarding house. There are barns and an old jailhouse to explore as well. • On view through the summer: “Boats, Barns, and Bootlegging,” a Prohibition exhibition in collaboration with the Museum of Democracy.


CLINTON ACADEMY MUSEUM AND TOWN HOUSE

151 and 149 Main Street, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., through Sunday. 324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

“You’re Invited: 200 Years of Parties and Picnics in East Hampton.” 


DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE

Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton. Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free. 631-537-1476, diacenter.org

A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. • “Keith Sonnier: Dis-Play II,” through May 26, 2019.


EAST END CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY

301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free. 631-324-2490, eecbs.org

Dedicated to preserving the skills of marine craftsmanship. Boats are on display, and visitors can watch the building and restoration of small, classic wood watercraft.


EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL FARM MUSEUM

131 North Main and Cedar Streets, East Hampton. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, children free. 631-324-3892, ehhistoricalfarmmuseum.org

Early-20th-century objects from East Hampton’s oldest families are on display in the Selah Lester homestead, helping to depict farm life at that period. • “World War I in East Hampton” exhibition honors East Hampton soldiers in the war.


EAST HAMPTON TOWN MARINE MUSEUM

301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., $5 adults, $4 over 65, $3 students. 631-324-6850

This East Hampton Historical Society museum tells the story of the East End’s maritime and shore-whaling history through artifacts, photographs, and displays. Indoor and outdoor play areas for children. “The Artist and the Fisherman: Highlights From the Collection” is on view.


EASTVILLE COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday, 2-4 p.m. 631-725-4711, eastvillehistorical.org

Dedicated to the Eastville neighborhood’s African-American, Native American, and European history and culture. • Artwork by Joan Ruffins, Lynn Ruffins Cave, and Reynold Ruffins, tomorrow through Sept. 30. Reception tomorrow, 5-7 p.m. • A self-guided walking tour is available on the society’s website. • Eastville and the Southampton African-American Museum will present an evening honoring local Tuskegee Airmen at Guild Hall, today, 7 p.m., including the play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” $35, $25 students, $50 with a private cocktail reception at 5 p.m.


GUILD HALL

158 Main Street, East Hampton. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 631-324-0806, guildhall.org

Game night, last Monday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., hosted by Noah Salaway, $10, $8 members. Tickets include snacks from Carissa’s Breads and Cavaniola’s Gourmet and a free drink from Montauk Brewery. • “Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons” through Oct. 8. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


HOME, SWEET HOME MUSEUM

14 James Lane, East Hampton. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 2-4 p.m. $4. 631-324-0713

The museum has textiles, ceramics, and furniture representing the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, as well as memorabilia from the life of John Howard Payne. Historical gardens, which can be visited for free, and the 1804 Pantigo Windmill make up the grounds.


LEIBER COLLECTION

446 Old Stone Highway, Springs. Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., free. 631-329-3288, leibercollection.org

“The Marriage of Minds Remembered,” an exhibition of Judith Leiber’s handbags and paintings by Gerson Leiber in memory of the couple, who died this year. 


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2-5 p.m., $15, $10 seniors, 329-3568, longhouse.org

Sixteen acres of gardens and art with sculpture by Dale Chihuly and others. New this year are installations by Orly Genger, Helmut Lang, Judith Shea, Alyson Shotz, and Dustin Yellin. • Meditation on the lawn with Jim Owen, Saturdays, 8 a.m., $20, $18 members. • Twilight Tours Mondays, 6-8 p.m., $30, includes wine.


THE MABEL AND VICTOR D’AMICO STUDIO AND ARCHIVE

128 Shore Road, Amagansett. Open by appointment. 631-267-3172, theartbarge.org

The former D’Amico residence from the mid-20th century has early modernist furnishings and a collection of found objects, assemblages, jewelry, and clothing by Mabel. In addition there are photos, documents, books, and other ephemera pertaining to Victor’s work as founder of education at the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Barge. The property includes an early-20th-century Montauk fishing village cottage relocated by Alexander Brook. Visits and tours year round. • “Sea, Sky, and Sculpture” exhibition through Sept. 22. 


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Daily, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 631-668-2544, montauklighthouse.com

Commissioned by George Washington in 1792 and completed in 1796, this landmark is the oldest lighthouse in New York and is still a navigational aid. • Lighthouse Weekend, Saturday, with colonial and pirate programs for all ages. • Birds of prey programs with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Sept. 15. 


MULFORD FARM

10 James Lane, East Hampton. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4, $3 over 65, $2 for students. 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

The 1721 Mulford Barn is considered among the most important 18th-century barns in New York. Free for East Hampton Historical Society members. Nearby at 149 Main Street, the 1785 Town House and 1784 Hook School House can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays through Columbus Day with free admission. 


OSBORN-JACKSON HOUSE

East Hampton Historical Society, 101 Main Street, East Hampton. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

Examples of textiles, pottery, and furniture document trends in home furnishings from the period immediately following the Revolutionary War. “At Home: Furniture by the Dominy Family, 1780-1840” is on view. 


PARRISH ART MUSEUM

279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays until 8 p.m., $12, $9 senior citizens, $5 members’ guests, free for members, students with ID, and children under 18. Most evening programs, $12, free for members. 631-283-2118, parrishart.org

“Five and Forward,” an anniversary permanent collection installation, through November. • Docent-led tours on weekends and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m., free with admission. • “Keith Sonnier: Until Today,” through Jan. 27. • 2018 Platform exhibition features the work of Barthelemy Toguo, a multi-disciplinary artist, through Oct. 14. • Parrish Road Show brings Jeremy Dennis to the Arts Center at Duck Creek through Sept. 9. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

830 Springs-Fireplace Road, Springs. Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m., $5, admission by appointment only. 631-324-4929, stonybrook.edu/pkhouse

One-hour guided tours offered at noon by reservation, $10. • “The Permanent Collection: A 30-Year Survey,” through Oct. 27.


SAG HARBOR CUSTOM HOUSE

912 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Daily through August, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $6, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for children. 631-725-0250, splia.org

Henry Packer Dering, Sag Harbor’s first United States custom master, lived in this 1789 house, which now contains period furnishings. Last tour 4:30 p.m. 


SAG HARBOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY

174 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Saturday and Sunday through September, 1-4 p.m., free, donations appreciated. 631-725-5092, sagharborhistorical.org

The Annie Cooper Boyd House has educational exhibits relating to the history of Sag Harbor.


SAG HARBOR WHALING AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM

200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., $6, $5 for students and over 65, $2 children under 11. 631-725-0770, sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

The museum tells the story of Sag Harbor’s history as Long Island’s biggest whaling port until the demise of the industry in the mid 1800s. • “Looking Up, Looking Out,” an exhibition of art by Vija Celmins, Ann Chwatsky, April Gornik, and John Torreano, tomorrow through Sept. 16. Reception tomorrow, 6-8 p.m.


SHINNECOCK NATION CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM

100 Montauk Highway, Southampton. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $8, $4.75 for children 5 to 12, $5.50 over 65. 631-287-4923, shinnecockmuseum.com

Exhibits include the history of Shinnecock and other East Coast woodland cultures.


SOUTH FORK NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, $10, $7.50 for children 3 to 12, programs $15, $10 children. 631-537-9735, sofo.org

Exhibits about the ecosystems of eastern Long Island, live specimens, marine touch tank, and classes for children. A trail connects to the Long Pond Greenbelt preserve. • “Panthera Wild Cats,” a multimedia exhibit, is on view through 2019. • Nature walks and activities for children are listed separately under those headings. The museum is closed the first Wednesday of the month for maintenance. Reservations required for all events.


SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER

25 Job’s Lane, Southampton. Thursday through Sunday, noon-8 p.m. 283-0967, southamptoncenter.org

The former home of the Parrish Art Museum has been reinvented as an exhibit and event space with free films, installations, and activities. • “Counterpoint: Selections from the Peter Marino Collection” through Sept. 23. • Festival della Scultura: International Artists Sculpting Live on the West Lawn, Wednesday through Aug. 26.


SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4, free for members. 631-283-2494, southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

There are 12 historic buildings on the Rogers Mansion site. Other holdings include the Pelletreau Silver Shop on Main Street and the 1660 Thomas Halsey Homestead. • “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992” will open Saturday.


SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

300 West Main Street, Riverhead. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $5, $3 for those 60 and older, children $1 to a maximum of $10 per family. 631-727-2881, suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Permanent exhibits representing regional furniture and crafts, whaling, early industries, transportation, and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as period paintings, armaments, and ceramics. • “The Silver Screens of Suffolk. Celebrating the History of Film: 1900s to 1960s” through April 27. • “Long Island Light,” an exhibition of pastels by Lana Ballot through Sept. 15.


THOMAS AND MARY NIMMO MORAN STUDIO

229 Main Street, East Hampton. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, $5 children. 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org

A national historic landmark, the Queen Anne-style residence was built by the Moran family in 1884 as the first working studio of the village’s artists colony. Exhibitions include paintings, interactive touchscreen educational guides, and a special show of etchings by the two artists.


VICTOR D’AMICO INSTITUTE OF ART/THE ART BARGE

110 Nape-ague Meadow Road, Amagansett. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-267-3172, theartbarge.org

Run by the D’Amico Institute of Art, the building and program includes a library, gallery with rotating exhibitions, and lecture series. • Summer art school in a converted World War II Navy barge, June through September in multiple mediums, including painting, drawing, watercolor, and more. • Sunday through Sept. 8, “D’Amico’s Friends” art exhibition.


WATER MILL MUSEUM

41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill. Monday and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 631-726-4625, watermillmuseum.org

The functioning water-powered gristmill museum features exhibits on the history of Water Mill, including on the old post office and longtime postmaster, and “If These Walls Could Talk,” about the museum’s recently completed renovation. • “True Focus,” a show of work by the East End Photography Group through Sunday.


WATERMILL CENTER

39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill. By appointment. 631-726-4628, watermillcenter.org

Robert Wilson’s collection of more than 8,000 pieces from the Stone Age to the present is housed in a former industrial building on eight acres of grounds featuring innovative landscaping and sculpture. • The center’s library is open on Tuesdays, noon-5 p.m. 

631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org