2 Prime Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743
Description: The Heckscher Museum presents a free community event for artists of all ages and abilities. Inspired by the Museum's exhibitions, there will be an array of drawing, painting, and collage activities offered in the Museum, on the terrace, and throughout Heckscher Park. A variety of drawing materials will be on hand or bring your own. Help build a collaborative sunflower garden and try your hand at figure drawing from live models. Learn how to make a zentangle�, or create a watercolor, charcoal, or pastel drawing in Heckscher Park. Experience Live Art Fusion, which joins music and art for an extraordinary performance. Artists will speed paint while listening to live music.
Venue Description: Established in 1920, the Heckscher Museum of Art houses more than 2,100 pieces spanning 500 years of art, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. With collections ranging from American and European modernism to contemporary photography, the museum has something for all aesthetic tastes. One of its oldest works is Lucas Cranach's "Virgin, Child, St. John the Baptist and Angels," dating from 1534. Across Time and Place: Treasures from a Permanent Collection rotates highlighted pieces from the permanent collection. Through the museum's popular exhibition, Long Island's Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher, high school visual art students can compete each spring to have their work publicly displayed. It is the only juried exhibition in Long Island that allows students to show their work in a museum. Family-friendly public programs at the museum include concerts, lectures, puppet shows, book groups, and hands-on activities. School discovery programs are grade-appropriate and designed to enrich a school's curriculum by exploring art and creativity.
The Heckscher Museum of Art is located at 2 Prime Ave. in Huntington. Open Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm, first Friday of each month until 8:30pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission: $8; $6 seniors; $5 students ages 10 and older; free children younger than 10. Huntington residents: $6; $4 seniors and students ages 10 and older; free for children younger than 10. Free for residents Wednesday after 2pm and Saturday before 1pm; free for all every Friday 4-8:30pm. For more information: 631-351 3250 or heckscher.org.