Fine Arts

Adolph Gottlieb’s Pictographs at Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery’s upcoming presentation in its East Hampton space will feature eight pictographs by the pioneering New York-based Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb. The artist forged a strong connection to the East Hampton creative community in the early 1960s.

Wings Over Haiti Soars Once Again

The 4th annual “Hamptons Artists for Haiti” benefit bash will take place at East Hampton Airport on Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott on Saturday, August 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The honorary committee includes Donna Karan, Patricia Arquette, Eric Fischl, Maria Bello, Molly Channing and Emily Wickersham.

Summer Fun at the Southampton Arts Center

The coming weeks bring a full calendar of events to Southampton Arts Center (SAC). From the introduction of lawn dances and the Hamptons Jazz Fest to the much-anticipated return of SAC’s Silent Disco and the opening of the new exhibition “Beyond The Streets on Paper,” summer is in bloom.

Two New Arts Organizations Open in Southampton Village

Hold on to your hats, art lovers — two arts organizations are coming to Southampton Village this summer, and they’re sticking around (unlike, we hope, the terrible drivers. The new Peter Marino Foundation will be opening its collection for the first time on Jobs Lane, while Christie’s is starting up a Southampton outpost in the former art deco-style automotive shop just down the street.

Southampton Arts Centers to host outdoor talk with the Safina Center

Conserving nature and tapping into human creativity may not immediately appear to be connected. But on Thursday, June 24, at 6 p.m., Southampton Arts Center will host an evening of inspiring discussion with Safina Center founding president Dr. Carl Safina, photographer and educator Patricia Paladines, award-winning writer Paul Greenberg, and writer and artist Erica Cirino.

Meet the Artistic Morans

On July 1, the East Hampton Historical Society opens “The Sounding Sea: The Art of Edward, Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran” at the circa 1884 Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio on Main Street in East Hampton. The show follows the careers of three members of one of America’s most illustrious artistic families. Within three generations, there were almost a dozen artists in the family, by birth or marriage.

Digital Mementos Courtesy of Josephine Meckseper

Guild Hall and the Elaine de Kooning House are currently presenting a new digital film series by Josephine Meckseper, entitled “Moments Choisis.” During her residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, Meckseper is sharing weekly three to five-minutes film clips — produced and edited by the artist — chronicling the non-linear process of her new works in the studio.

Guild Hall is Getting a Makeover for its 90th Birthday

Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton, has launched a $10 million capital campaign, in celebration of its 90th Anniversary (1931-2021), to bring the institution to the next level.

Market Art + Design Returns for 2021

Market Art + Design, the East End's premier and longest-running art and design fair, has announced its return to the Bridgehampton Museum from August 12 to 15. Built into the fair’s expanded, museum-quality pavilion, Market Art + Design's 11th edition will feature 80 top galleries presenting modern and contemporary art and design alongside a program of partnerships and public projects, expanding the fair out into its shared spaces.

Nelson H. White Retrospective at Grenning Gallery

On Saturday, June 26, the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor opens a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of artist Nelson H. White with a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The show remains on view through July 7.

A Case of Road Rage

On Friday, June 25, The Church opens “Road Rage,” with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The new exhibition features the piñata-inspired art of Justin Favela. An artist known for honoring his Mexican/Guatemalan heritage, he has made one of his lowrider sculptures for the show.

Artist Chris Kelly Comes Home to East Hampton

Chris Kelly at Colm Rowan Gallery is a one-man show of divine proportions. “Chris is pushing the envelope onward in colorfield, hardedge. For me, that’s exciting,” said Rowan after hanging his first gallery show of the season, and Kelly’s first one-man show.

Mural Competition at The Clubhouse

There was celebration in the air at The Clubhouse in Wainscott on Sunday night. Families, friend groups and artists filled the back patio, which featured a stage, picnic tables, and an open bar. The sound of reggae music, played by Winston Irie and Friends, got people out of their seats as olive-shirted Clubhouse employees brought around plates of food. Drinks were sipped or sat on tables, and the mood was lively.

‘In Pursuit of Painting’ at Tripoli Gallery

Tripoli Gallery opened its latest exhibition on Wednesday, June 16. Titled “In Pursuit of Painting” is a a four person show with Chuck Manion, who lives and works in Montauk; Nick Mead, an English painter who has been transplanted to New Haven, Connecticut; Lola Montes who lives and works in Sicily; and Felicidad Moreno who lives and works in Borox, Spain, located between Toledo and Madrid. 

PechaKucha Night at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum is hosting PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 33, on Friday, June 18, at 6 p.m. PechaKucha features speakers giving rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End and the program will be presented live-streamed as well as in person to a limited audience at the museum. The speakers, who will show 20 images for 20 seconds in compelling 6-minute and 40-second long presentations, include artists Michael De Feo, Steven Molina Contreras, Joyce Raimondo, Mark Van Wagner, and Susan Vecsey; and photographers Jaime Lopez and Matt Raynor.

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Sag Harbor Cinema Screens ‘Putney Swope’ in Honor of Director Robert Downey Sr.

Beginning Friday, July 30, Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) celebrates the late Robert Downey Sr. with a screening of his anti-establishment satirical comedy, “Putney Swope” (1969). The film stars Arnold Johnson as Putney Swope, a Madison Avenue adman who is inadvertently elected to head the agency.

Alan Alda Returns to Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival with a Tale of Bach

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival is back and so is actor and author Alan Alda who will open the festival on August 4 with a narrative program about Bach's Chaconne.

From the Great Beyond: Christopher Allan Brings Psychic Readings to WHBPAC

Every waking moment, Christopher Allan lives with an inescapable white noise, like a refrigerator humming, or background music at the supermarket. When he tunes in, the quiet sharpens into focus. His physical world fades away. And, in a meditative state, he hears them — the voices whispering in his ear.