LONG ISLAND MUSEUM
REOPENS MARCH 19TH
Stony Brook, March 9, 2021 … The Long Island Museum (LIM) a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to American history and art with a Long Island connection announced today it will reopen to the public on March 19, 2021 after a seasonal closure. The LIM will invite visitors to explore two new exhibitions in the Art Museum.
Twin Peeks; Scenes Seen Twice, Paintings & Photographs (March 19 – August 1, 2021) will present side-by-side views of nearly 60 paintings, from the 1830s to the present, placed beside photographs of the same or similar locations and buildings. Primarily drawn from Long Island or New York City artists and locations, this project has been an adventure in discovery and documentation for LIM’s Art Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the main gallery of the Art Museum.
The exhibition Artists Abroad, (March 19 – August 1,2021) offers visitors the chance to explore a small but compelling collection of works by artists who traveled abroad between the 1860s and 1960s.
“You can just feel spring in the air, and we are thrilled to welcome all our friends and visitors back with these two exhibitions,” said Joshua Ruff, Deputy Director, Director of Collections and Interpretations at the Long Island Museum.
“Both exhibitions are like taking a vicarious vacation through the art. Twin Peeks takes you on a journey through Long Island and Lower New England; we matched the site locations of the 60 paintings with photographs taken from vistas that were – as closely as we could come to replicating – what the artists were working from,” explains Ruff. “In Artists Abroad, we gallop through Europe and other far off locations, seeing paintings from artist trans-Atlantic travels from the late 19th through the late 20th centuries. All of the work was drawn from our collections.”
Visitors are welcome to explore the Carriage Museum and Art Museum however the History Museum will remain closed. The LIM will reopen with the following hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Physical distancing will be required and all visitors and staff must wear face masks at all times while on site. The LIM follows CDC-prescribed cleaning protocols for all buildings.
In addition to exploring the new exhibitions, visitors are also welcome to explore the Carriage Museum, which includes eight renovated galleries that tell the story of transportation before the automobile.
“At a time when our travel is pretty much curbed for safety, here’s a safe way to enjoy art and take a trip with your imagination,” continued Ruff.
Visitors can find a full list of available Museum experiences and learn more about what to expect during a visit by visiting the Museum’s website at: https://longislandmuseum.org
To become a member of the LIM and to enjoy membership benefits that include free general admission, visit our membership page at: https://longislandmuseum.org/
Photo 1: The Long island Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will be reopening on March 19, 2021 with two new exhibitions in the Art Museum.
Photo 2: Daniel Pollera, The Goodwin Bay House, 2017, oil on linen, Museum Collection, gift of the artist; inspiration photograph of same site, near Baldwin, Nassau County.
Photo 3: Louis Comfort Tiffany – Arab Scene c1870 watercolor – Gift of the Estate of Miriam Godofsky 2000.
Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. The LIM will reopen for the spring season with new exhibitions on Friday, March 19, 2021 Hours are: Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more admission cost and other information visit: longislandmuseum.org.
GRACE DARLING. Concord Carriage Builders, Concord, NH. Gift of St. Paul’s School, 1952. Carriage Museum lobby.