September 3-11


Only two weeks remain to see Robert Longo: A History of the Present, closing on October 17. The Met: Live in HD returns on October 16 and 23, and Community Artist-in-Residence Andrina Wekontash Smith will present her final project, East End Native, on October 16. And of course there’s more!


On View Through October 17

This exhibition is a celebration of and a critical investigation into the span of American history bookended by Abstract Expressionism and the current moment in which we live. Robert Longo juxtaposes America’s past with its present through 17 monumental, highly labor-intensive charcoal drawings that act as mirrors into history.

Gang of Cosmos features exquisitely rendered, highly sensitized black and white translations in charcoal, based on  paintings from the American AbEx movement, and The Agency of Faith, echoing our current state of affairs, and posing questions about our national and environmental narratives.



Encore Screening of

Saturday, October 16

Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version featuring Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, who reprises his portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Stephen Wadsworth’s production captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.

“Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp: The Russian Chorus
Saturday, October 16 at 11AM



Saturday, October 16

Andrina Wekontash Smith, Shinnecock Storyteller and performer, explores the intersection of race and class on the East End. Part one-woman show, part panel discussion, East End Native will dive into the complicated history through the unique lens of her personal narrative. Spoken word, monologues, and storytelling will comprise the first half, and in the second she will moderate a conversation with influential leaders fighting for representation for all residents.

This program is a benefit performance for the Shinnecock Youth Clubhouse and Guild Hall’s Learning & Public Engagement initiatives.



Hamptons Observatory presents
Wednesday, October 20

Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell will discuss how astronomy influenced the belief system, art and life in ancient Egypt. From the earliest religious compositions in ancient Egypt, the Pyramid Texts, stars were an important part of their funerary beliefs. Not only did the king desire to join the sun god in his daily rising and setting, but he wanted to become one of the “imperishable ones,” the circumpolar stars. Astronomical observation was an important part of time keeping as well, with the heliacal rising of the star Sirius marking the beginning of the New Year. FREE – registration required.



Saturday, October 23


Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s memoir – the first opera by a black composer presented on the Met stage. The production, featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, tells the poignant and profound story of a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown of the Met’s production of Porgy and Bess co-direct this new staging.

“Behind the Screen” with Bel Canto Boot Camp: Opera Today and Tomorrow
Saturday, October 23 at 11AM



GUILD HALL: The Sandbox

This short film was created in celebration of our 90th anniversary and features commentary by leadership and members of the Guild Hall Academy on what makes this “creative sandbox” so singular in its community approach to the arts. Directed and Produced by Nick Goldfarb & James Salomon. Written by Dan Pulick. Editor: Daniel Casker. Videography: Michael Casker, Joe Brondo. Sound Recording: Todd Johnson, Patrick O’Leary. Additional Support: Amy Kirwin, Patrick McMullan/PMc, Elise Trucks. Appearing (alphabetically): Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Bob Balaban, Alec Baldwin, Marty Cohen, Renee Cox, Jeremy Dennis, Bran Ferren, Eric Fischl, Audrey Flack, Josh Gladstone, April Gornik, Andrea Grover, Sherrye Henry, Barbara Kruger, Robert Longo, Anthony Madonna, Arcmanoro Niles, Bess Rattray, David Rattray, Toni Ross, Christina Mossaides Strassfield.




There has been so much to celebrate in this, our 90th year. Make a tax-deductible contribution to our annual fund and help build upon our legacy as we prepare for the next ninety.




Visit our Coffee Bar for a creative and whimsical approach to concessions, featuring a wide menu of local favorites as well as some familiar classics, plus wine, beer, and cocktails. Open during gallery hours and theater programs.



90th Coffee Table Book

90 years in photos. By Andrea Grover and Helen Harrison with foreword by Alec Baldwin and preface by Marty Cohen, plus contributions by Phyllis Braff, Bess Rattray, and design by Eileen Boxer.



As a member, not only are you an integral part of the Guild Hall family, but you have direct access to the best of the best visual, performing, and educational programming on the East End. Membership is one of the most critical and rewarding ways to support us, so join today!


NOTE: Programs taking place INDOORS in the John Drew Theater require proof of full vaccination for admission. Click HERE for current COVID-19 protocol for guests.

GALLERY HOURS: Friday to Sunday, 12-5 (Plus Monday, 10/9)

The eAT Coffee Bar is open during gallery hours and for John Drew Theater Programs.


Guild Hall’s Museum programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, an anonymous donor, Peggy J. Amster, Crozier Fine Arts, and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Free Museum admission is generously funded by Dime Community Bank and Landscape Details.

Robert Longo: A History of the Present
Principal Sponsor: Lucio and Joan Noto
Lead Sponsors: Susan and Olive Numeroff in memory of Marvin Numeroff, Fern and Lenard Tessler, Alison and Donald Weiss, and public funding provided by Suffolk County
Co-Lead Sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Jacqueline Brody, Robert Lehman Foundation, Metro Pictures, Elin and Michael Nierenberg, Dayna and Steve Novenstein, and Pace Gallery
Additional support: Shari and Jeff Aronson, Carol and Arthur Goldberg, Agnes Gund, and Deborah and David Roberts
Special thanks to Saunders & Associates

Theater Programming is supported, in part, by Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Education Programming is supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Lucy and Steven Cookson, The Hearthland Foundation, Stephen Meringoff, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Guild House Artist-in-Residence/ Community Artist-in-Residence:
Principal Sponsors: Lucy and Steven Cookson, and The Hearthland Foundation
Lead Sponsors: Bobbie Braun-The Neuwirth Foundation, Christina and Alan MacDonald, and Lynn and Bruce Surry
Co-Sponsors: Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation/Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Judith Hope
Additional Support: Nina Gillman and Mary Heilmann

The Met: Live in HD
The Met Opera simulcasts at Guild Hall are made possible in part through the generosity of:
Grand Tier: Dr. Ralph Gibson, in memory of Andy Jacobyansky, who generously shared his passion, knowledge and support for the opera, Barbara Horgan, The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The East Hampton Star, and Maryam K. Seley
Dress Circle: Maureen Bluedorn, Rose Marie Butler in memoriam, Norma Giorgetti in memory of Mary-Anne Szabaga, and Patti Kenner in memory of Judith and Gus Leiber
Balcony Circle: Gabrielle Bamberger, Jan and Marilyn Breslow, Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, Cornelia and Lawrence Randolph, and Veronica Stephens
Family Circle (*Gold): Carolyn and Gioacchino Balducci, Arlene Bujese in memory of Marcel Bally*, Joanne Canary and Barry McCallion*, Pamela and Robert Lund, Robert Macdonald, and Joan and Walter Marter* 

Guild Hall for All
Guild Hall for All is generously funded by The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, Ninah Lynne, and Gary Adamek in memory of Ruth Appelhof

Guild Hall is a tax-exempt 501c(3) organization and your donation is deductible as defined by IRS regulations.

Robert Longo image: Robert Longo, “Untitled (After Krasner, Birth, 1956)”, 2014. Charcoal on mounted paper, 103 1/8 x 60 inches.
Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; and Pace Gallery. Photo: Gary Mamay

Annual Fund Photo: Wil Weiss
eAT Coffee Bar Photo: Jessica Dalene Photography
Guild Hall for All Book Photo: Jenny Gorman



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