Current Exhibitions

Cornelia Foss, Summer Garden, 2003, Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 in., Gift of the artist, Guild Hall Permanent Collection, Photo by Gary Mamay

Sat. October 24, 2015-Sun. January 3, 2016

Cornelia Foss

“Foss obviously knows whereof she paints – there is a complicity of the eye and hand that renders the scene perfectly recognizable yet autobiographically personal.” – Gerrit Henry, Art in America
“Graceful, mature…paintings full of light and a subtle geometry” – Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times, “Cornelia Foss: New Paintings”, May 27, 2005


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 and 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. The exhibition includes one work from Guild Hall’s permanent collection: Summer Garden (2003). The exhibition reflects a life committed to painting.



“Following a Musical Thread That Ties One Life Together” by James Barron, NY Times, October 25, 2015




Stephanie Brody-Lederman, It Began With My Dog, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 76”

Sat. October 24, 2015-Sun. January 3, 2016

Dancing with Truffaut
Stephanie Brody-Lederman

“The exhibition is titled “Dancing with Truffaut’ because it is in homage to the film maker Francois Truffaut’s exploration of the seemingly small, ordinary aspects of everyday life. He exposed both psychological and physical phenomena and revealed their subtle beauty within a complex simplicity.” 

Stephanie Brody-Lederman


The eight oil and acrylics on canvas that comprise this intimate show 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.



“Digging to the ‘Subrosa of Thoughts’” by Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, Oct 15, 2015





Ty Stroudsburg, Sagg Pond Vineyard, 2004, Oil on linen, 24 x 32 in., Gift of artist, Guild Hall Permanent Collection

Sat. October 24, 2015-Sun. January 3, 2016

A Sense of Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection

A Sense of Place presents 62 works that have been inspired by the uniquely inherent topography of the East End of Long Island. Spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, the exhibition features 39 artists working in a variety of mediums including painting, pastel, lithograph, etching, gouache, photography, watercolor and mixed media. The artists include Kathryn Abbe, Mary Abbott and Barbara Guest, Joan Baren, William Verplanck, Francesco Bologna, Priscilla Bowden, James Brooks, Dan Budnik, Giraud Chester, Dan Flavin, Robert Dash, Elaine de Kooning, Zella de Milhau, Bill Durham, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Terry Elkins, Elliot Erwitt, John M. Falconer, Rae Ferren, Balcomb Greene, Theodore Hancock, Childe Hassam, Jay Hoops, John Howard Jewett, Marcia Gygli King, Condie Lamb, Margaret Lamb, Julian Levi, Susanne Yardley Mason, Mary Nimmo Moran, Thomas Moran, Henry Nadler, Nan Orshefsky, Darragh Park, John Register, Anne Sager, Racelle Strick, Ty Stroudsburg, Warren Whipple, and William J. Whittemore.



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”Sat. October 24, 2015-Sun. February 21, 2016

Portraying Artists: Photographs by Walter Weissman

“Photographing artists who I hung out and worked with became a natural extension of my own artwork and studies,” says Walter Weissman. “The photos in this exhibition highlight and preserve a distinctive time of creative genius in both the New York and East End art worlds.” –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. 


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Exhibition Hours: 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


Photo: 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”



FREE Admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.


Museum Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm.


All Museum programming is made possible in part though the generosity of Crozier Fine Arts, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Helen Hoie Fund, The Lorenzo and Mary Woodhouse Trust, Melville Straus Family Endowment Fund, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and Suffolk County.

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