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Guild Hall of East Hampton

Hours Open:
Monday:
11am-5pm
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
11am-5pm
Saturday:
11am-5pm
Sunday:
Noon-5pm

The Guild Hall Museum collects, preserves and presents the works of accomplished East End artists.

In 1931, when Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse dedicated Guild Hall as a cultural center for the community, The New York Times noted that Howard Russell Butler’s portrait of Thomas Moran, on exhibit in the galleries, was not a loan but an acquisition. “It marks the beginning of a permanent collection which it proposed to build up in Guild Hall,” the newspaper explained.

From the beginning over 83 years ago, the holdings have grown significantly in size and scope. In the early 1960’s, the collection began to focus on the artists who have lived and worked in the region, including some of the country’s most celebrated painters, sculptors, photographers and graphic artists. In 1973, the museum received the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and it was reaccredited in 2010.

Today, the holdings of 19th, 20th and 21st century art include paintings, sculpture, prints, watercolors, photographs and drawings by internationally distinguished artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. The museum continues to acquire works by donation and acquisition, archiving approximately 2,200 works of art. The year-round schedule of changing exhibitions includes both solo and group shows of internationally renowned visual artists and emerging regional artists. The Museum also encourages local talent with community art exhibitions, like the annual Artist Members Exhibition and Student Arts Festival.

Guild Hall also features the John Drew Theater, which provides dramatic, comedic and musical entertainment, as well as films, lectures, literary series, and staged readings, all featuring prominent artists and writers with ties to the community. The Boots Lamb Education Center hosts classes and workshops for children and adults.



Saturday October 24 from 4-6pm

Opening Receptions: Cornelia Foss, Dancing with Truffaut: Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Portraying Artists: Photographs by Walter Weissman, and A Sense of Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection

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The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.  Museum Hours: Mon & Fri & Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm

 

Saturday October 24-Sunday January 3

Cornelia Foss

A survey of the artist’s oil on canvas works from the late 1990s through 2014, the exhibition explores Ms. Foss’ organic affinity for nature including bold blue seascapes and vast flat field landscapes painted in the tradition of Fairfield Porter, Jane Frelicher, Robert Dash aCornelia Foss, Summer Garden, 2003, Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 in., Gift of the Artist, Photo by Gary Mamay webnd Jane Wilson. Other works focus on the horticulturally lush oases inside New York City’s Central Park. Additionally featured are several portraits of family members and friends. Together, the works reflect a life committed to painting.

 

The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.  Museum Hours: Mon & Fri & Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm

 

Saturday October 24-Sunday January 3

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An intimate exhibition of eight oil and acrylics on canvas that pay “homage to the filmmaker Francois Truffaut’s exploration of the seemingly small, ordinary aspects of everyday life,” says artist Stephanie Brody-Lederman. The works were completed during 2014 and 2015 in the artist’s New York City and East Hampton studios. Ms. Brody-Lederman received Top Honors in the 2013 Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. The awards judge was Elisabeth Sussman who is the Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as the Curator of the 2012 and 1993 Whitney Biennial exhibitions. This is the second solo show at Guild Hall for Ms. Brody-Lederman. Her first was in 2004 as a result of her taking Top Honors in the 2003 Artists Members Exhibition. At that time the judge was Carolyn Lanchner, former Curator of the Museum of Modern Art. Only one other artist, Athos Zacharias, has ever twice won in the show’s history.

The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.  Museum Hours: Mon & Fri & Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm

 

Saturday October 24-Sunday January 3

A Sense of Place: Selections from the Permanent Collectionsense of place

The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.  Museum Hours: Mon & Fri & Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm

 

Saturday October 24-Sunday February 21, 2016

Portraying Artists: Photographs by Walter Weissman

The exhibition is an intimate photographic study in black and white of some of the most influential performing, literary, fine artists and designers of our time. The 15 portraits capture Chuck Close; Donald Sultan; Dennis Oppenheim; Roy Lichtenstein; Ross Bleckner; Edward Albee; Dan Flavin; Eric Fischl; Billy Joel; Larry Rivers; Calvin Klein; Betty Friedan; Elaine de Kooning; Robert Rauschenberg; Roy Lichtenstein and Arman in rare spontaneous and unguarded moments at the zenith of their creative careers with many of the images taken at Guild Hall.

Roy Lichtenstein with his sculpture “Archaic Head VI” 1988 (Artwork©Estate of Roy Lichtenstein) at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY. Summer, 1992. B&W print from a 35mm negative on Glossy Illford multigrade fiber based silver gelatin paper. Printed in collaboration with Ken Lieberman and LTI Lightside Photo Lab, New York City, NY. 2014. Signed on the verso lower left corner. Image size: 18 1/2” x 8 1/2” Paper size: 20”

Roy Lichtenstein with his sculpture “Archaic Head VI” 1988 (Artwork©Estate of Roy Lichtenstein) at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY. Summer, 1992. B&W print from a 35mm negative on Glossy Illford multigrade fiber based silver gelatin paper. Printed in collaboration with Ken Lieberman and LTI Lightside Photo Lab, New York City, NY. 2014. Signed on the verso lower left corner. Image size: 18 1/2” x 8 1/2” Paper size: 20”

Exhibition Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm on October 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 23, 30, and December 14,18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and January 2, 3, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and February 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21.

The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.



 

 

Monday, November 2 at 12:30pm

Gallery Talk with Christina Strassfield

The Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator gives a tour and insights into the work of Cornelia Foss on view in the Woodhouse Gallery through January 3, 2016.

Museum Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.

http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=819&mode=id

Monday, November 9 at 12:30pm

Gallery Talk with Christina Strassfield

Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator gives a tour and insights into A Sense of Place, selections from The Museum’s permanent collection on view in the Moran Gallery through January 3, 2016.

Museum Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.

http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=820&mode=id

Saturday November 14 at 11:30am

Gallery Talk with Artist Stephanie Brody-Lederman and Christina Strassfield

Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator interviews Stephanie Brody-Lederman, who took Top Honors in the 2013 Artists Members Exhibition. Her works are on view in the Spiga Gallery through January 3, 2016.

Museum Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.

http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=821&mode=id

Monday, November 16 at 12:30 pm

Gallery Talk with Christina Strassfield and Photographer Walter Weissman

Photographer Walter Weissman and Guild Hall Museum Director/Chief Curator Christina Strassfield give a tour and provide insights into Weissman’s work, on view in the Wasserstein Gallery through February 21, 2016.

Exhibition Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm on October 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 23, 30, and December 14,18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and January 2, 3, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and February 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21. The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.

http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=822&mode=id