Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today’s Groupon to The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington. The Heckscher Museum of Art is a regional museum stuffed with a copious collection that spans 500 years of Western art, with numerous works by Long Island artists displayed alongside luminous gems by Man Ray, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Fink, and George Groz. The current exhibit, “Rock on! Masterworks of Rock Photography” (October 2, 2010 – January 9, 2011), takes visitors on a rebellious ride through the past five decades of rock 'n' roll history via the iconic imagery of celebrated rock photographers. A sanctuary of educational exploration, the museum's programming and outreach cultivates creativity and enthusiasm for art in kids, adults, and beret-wearing roosters alike.
The New York Times reviewed a number of exhibits at the Heckscher Museum of Art.
- BUILT in 1920 to house the private collection of the industrialist and philanthropist August Heckscher, the Heckscher Museum of Art has grown from an initial gift of 175 works to more than 2,000. They include valuable paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Eugène Boudin, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church and Thomas Eakins. – Benjamin Genocchio
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