The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents:
The Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions
Through May 12, 2019
Significant new acquisitions from The Heckscher Museum of Art are on exhibit –most for the first time. These 24 paintings, prints, and photographs demonstrate the continued evolution and growth of The Heckscher Museum’s Permanent Collection. All of the works on display were acquired during the last five years. The Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions is on view through May 12, 2019.
The Heckscher Collects: Recent Acquisitions features works of art that add to the substance and breadth of the Permanent Collection. It enhances the Museum holdings from contemporary Long Island artists, and expands holdings of notable female artists.
The exhibition includes works by Red Grooms, Katja Oxman, and Esteban Vincente, as well as noteworthy works by Long Island artists such as Stan Brodsky, Joe Constantino, April Gornik, Paton Miller, Bastienne Schmidt, Ty Stroudsburg, Dan Weldon, Jane Wilson and Louise P. Sloane.
Paton Miller, Red Chair (Studio Interior), 2002, Heckscher Museum of Art
Dan Welden, Bermen Tequilla, 2008, Heckscher Museum of Art
How the Heckscher Museum of Art Acquires New Artworks:
“New acquisitions are considered for many reasons. Do they fulfill the Museum mission? Are they from significant artists – perhaps a Long Islander? Does it represent a unique process or speak to the growth of an artist? Does it close a gap in our collection?” explains Lisa Chalif, Heckscher Museum Curator.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington. The Museum provides a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions on American art, inspiring education experiences for students and an exciting series of public programs for all ages. The Heckscher Museum of Art was founded in 1920 by philanthropist August Heckscher, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum’s Permanent Collection comprises more than 2,400 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. For more information, visit Heckscher.org.