Museums & Art Centers

BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 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.


DAN FLAVIN ART INSTITUTE

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

A permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin. • On view: “Dan Flavin’s Icons,” 1971-81, through May 7. 


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 FARM 

MUSEUM

North Main and Cedar Streets, East Hampton. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 631-324-3892, easthamptonhistoricfarm.org

Early-20th-century objects from East Hampton’s oldest families are on display in the Selah Lester homestead, helping to depict farm life of the period. • Jim Brooks’s birdhouses replicating East Hampton’s historic buildings are on view. The museum opens for the season on Saturday.


EAST HAMPTON TOWN 

MARINE MUSEUM

301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m., $4 adults, $3 over 65, $2 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.


EASTVILLE HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY

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

Dedicated to African-American culture on the South Fork. • On view: “Black Memorabilia: Images and Icons,” dolls, ephemera, marionettes, and action figures from the collections of Martin A. Butler and Michael A. Butler. 


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

Artist Members Exhibition, through June 3. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings.


LONGHOUSE RESERVE

133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Closed for the winter. 631-329-3568, longhouse.org

Visits by appointment only. • Season opening, April 29.


MONTAUK LIGHTHOUSE

Montauk Point. Weekends, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through April 30. 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. The Montauk Oceans Institute, a modest surfing museum and exhibition space, can be visited as well.


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

A series of nine permanent collection exhibitions includes recent acquisitions and works on view for the first time by Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Conrad Marca-Relli, and Syd Solomon, through November. • “Parrish Perspectives: New Works in Context,” through Sunday, features museum acquisitions since 2012. • Concerts, tours, talks, films, and theatrical presentations are listed separately under those headings. 


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, $7, $5 for children 3 to 12. 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. • SoFo Earth Day observations include a visit from the Shinnecock Indian Nation and Jungle Bob’s All-New Live Animal Extravaganza, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission to Jungle Bob from 2-3 p.m. is $15 adults, $8 children, $10 and $5 for members. Reservations required. • On Sunday, Frank Quevado leads a nature and bird-watching cruise on Shinnecock Bay, 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. $35, $25 members. • “Birding with Benefits for Seniors,” part one, an introduction to the tools and techniques of birdwatching, Wednesday, 1 p.m. Part 2, a chance to try these new skills in the field, Friday April 28. • 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. 631-283-0967, 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. • “East End Collected 3,” a group show, through May 29. • Films, talks, and concerts are listed separately under those headings.


SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER

25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Saturday through Monday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 631-287-4377, scc-arts.org

“As Humanly Possible,” an exhibition of art and photography about the human condition, organized by the East End Arts Council, through May 21. • Concerts and theatrical productions are listed separately under those headings.


SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Tuesday 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. • “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a South­ampton Industry,” through Dec. 30. 


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. Temporary exhibitions include “Mapping Suffolk County,” a wide and varied assortment of original and reproduction maps from the 1700s to the 1900s, through the spring. • “A Time Portal to the North Fork From Riverhead to Orient Point,” a photography show, through April 29. • “100 Years: Votes for New York Women (1917-2017),” marking the centenary of women’s right to vote in New York State, through December. • Book and Bottle on Saturday will present Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo, who will discuss “Songs From the Journals of East End Whalemen.” He will perform the whalemen’s songs and talk about their origins, 1 p.m., $5, members free. Reservations required.


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 ice harvesting and whaling.


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 are housed in a former industrial building on eight acres of grounds featuring innovative landscaping and sculpture. • William Stewart’s watercolor paintings and prints will be on view by appointment through June 14. • “In Process” on Saturday will offer engagement with the center’s resident artists, including Carrie Mae Weems, Lexy Ho-Tai, and Lotte Nielsen. Reservations required.