LongHouse Reserve Presents

 J. Oscar Molina’s

Children of the World

On-Site Installation

and Short Film Preview


LongHouse Reserve will host an installation of J. Oscar Molina’s “Children of the World” sculpture series, as well as a viewing of a companion documentary film and a family workshop from May 5 – 7.


On Friday May 5th, LongHouse will present the “Children of the World” companion film, a 15- minute documentary detailing J. Oscar Molina’s journey from Central America through the Arizona Desert, which left a lasting impression on him as an individual and continues to influence the artist’s body of work. A 30-minute panel discussion with J. Oscar Molina will take place after the screening, followed by an audience question and answer session. A reception concludes the evening. The event will take place at 6 PM in the Pavilion. Admission is $25.

On Sunday May 7th the Family Workshop will take place from 2-3 PM. J. Oscar Molina and his family will offer the opportunity to connect and create in this hands-on workshop inspired by his series “Children of the World”. This event is intended for intergenerational groups of all ages. Free with admission (children and LongHouse members free).

J. Oscar Molina is a multi-faceted painter and sculptor who lives and works in Southampton. The artist is best-known for his “Children of the World” series which consists of large- and small-scale sculptures as well as abstract paintings. The works in this series are inspired by and emanate from the artist’s vivid memories of his treacherous journey through the desert as a 16-year-old young man escaping the violence of then war-torn El Salvador in the hopes of finding safehaven in the United States.

Molina’s work has been displayed most recently in the local art exhibitions “East End Collected 7” and Art Hamptons. National and international shows include the “Oscar Molina Pictorial Retrospective” in Washington, D.C., as well as “Shaping Lifetime Emotions”, Casa de la Cultura in San Miguel de Allende, MX, and “National Letters and Colors” at the National Museum of Anthropology in San Salvador, SV.

In the artist’s own words, “I offer my art as a social practice, as an invitation to a much-needed conversation amongst diverse cultures.  I believe that this exchange is the key to the preservation and evolution of our traditions – and it is this exchange that enriches each one of us and, as a result, our communities as a whole.”


LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre integrated environment created by artist, collector and world-renowned textile designer and weaver Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020) with a mission to inspire living with art in all forms. Over the past two years, LongHouse has transitioned from a founder-led to a board- and staff-led public institution, serving the community with vast open space, programs in art, nature, and wellness, providing a sanctuary for Long Island and beyond. The sculpture garden, featuring more than 60 outdoor works, is now fully open to the public for education and enjoyment, with a next chapter of activating Larsen’s home (a modernist structure based on the Shinto Shrine at Ise) and the extensive collections.

LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton.



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