Current Exhibitions

 

Roy Lichtenstein, Sea Shore, 1964, Oil and Magna on Plexiglass, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection, © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

Roy Lichtenstein, Sea Shore, 1964, Oil and Magna on Plexiglas, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Collection, © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

 

Saturday, August 8-Monday, October 12

Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky

In 1964, inspired by both the long history of art and by imagery he found on contemporary printed postcards, Roy Lichtenstein began to explore the genre of land and seascapes, using paint, plastic, enamel, drawings, collage, print, and even film to realize his various works. Seascapes were an essential part of the artist’s lifelong exploration of psychological optics, light and his keen observations on the nature of field and ground. They were a genre he would revisit throughout his career in various media and guises. Comprised of over 30 works from private lenders and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the exhibition will include works from the 1960s-1990s. A collaboration between Guild Hall and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky celebrates the artist’s abiding relationship with the East End of New York and all that it inspired.

 

 

Press:

ARTnews “At East Hampton’s Guild Hall, Roy Lichtenstein of the Great Outdoors” by Phyllis Tuchman, August 14, 2015

 

Fast Company “Spy The Unsung Psychedelic Pop-Art Landscapes Of Roy Lichtenstein” by Diana Budds, August 13, 2015

 

Vogue.com “Artsplainer: Roy Lichtenstein and the Sea in East Hampton” by Julia Felsenthal, August 3, 2015

 

Observer “Sea and Sky: Hamptons Exhibit Shows the Other Side of Roy Lichtenstein” by Ashley Chappo, August 5, 2015

 

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Museum hours: Open 7 days a week 12-5pm through Labor Day

After Labor Day: Mon, Fri, Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm

 

This exhibition is a collaboration between Guild Hall in partnership with The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of Mickey Straus.

 

The exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of its sponsors:

Principal Sponsors: Larry Gagosian, and a generous private donor in memory of Mickey Straus

 

Lead Sponsors: Valentino D. Carlotti, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, Barbara and Richard Lane, Joan and Lucio Noto, and Fern and Lenard Tessler

 

Co-Sponsors: The Broad Art Foundation, Katherine and James Goodman, Raymond J. Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum, and Alison and Donald Weiss.

 

 

Hal Buckner, Lady in a Blue Dress: After Matisse, 2013, powdercoated aluminum, 47 x 39 x 2 in., photo by Jonathan Morse

Hal Buckner, Lady in a Blue Dress: After Matisse, 2013, powdercoated aluminum, 47 x 39 x 2 in., photo by Jonathan Morse

Saturday, June 20-Monday, October 12

Hal Buckner
Hal Buckner’s work emanates from the fluid line, taking a figurative image and reducing it to its most essential element. This lyrical line, cut from a single piece of aluminum, represents the sensuous outline of the female form. Buckner uses historical references, paying homage to the past, while interpreting these works into his own unique vision. The history of art is the story of artists being influenced, to one degree or another, by the work of their predecessors. Buckner, a professor of art for many years, has studied the iconic works of the Western past the old-fashioned way, by drawing them, with a special emphasis on studying the work’s composition. Then he transforms them into totally original works of his own, often with the male subjects, created by male artists, being transmogrified into sensual women as in Matisse’sLady in a Blue Dress or Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Whimsy, humor and irony are as much a part of his work as is his sensuous and powerful brush stroke. At the same time, Bucker is also making a perceptive comment on the composition and scale of the original work, suggesting perhaps, that we look at the original anew.

 

Wasserstein Gallery and Furman Sculpture Garden

 

Museum hours: Open 7 days a week 12-5pm through Labor Day

After Labor Day: Mon, Fri, Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm

 

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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AAM_Emblem_FullColor_CS5 copyGuild Hall Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) since 1973.