Come meet Bel Canto Boot Camp in person! In collaboration with Guild Hall of East Hampton, BCBC explores this fall’s Met: Live in HD repertoire. Bel Canto Boot Camp aims to unite the rich traditions of the past with the exciting productions in today’s opera house.
Join the conversation with BCBC co-founders, Rachelle Jonck and Derrick Goff, as we discuss the current trends in opera – musical, dramatic and visual. How do we define opera in 2021? How does the present shape our experience of the past? And our expectations of the future?
This program is presented in tandem with The Met: Live in HD screening of Fire Shut Up In My Bones. A complimentary coffee from our eAT Coffee Bar will be available for all participants between the lecture and screening.
Guests attending programs indoors in the John Drew Theater must show proof of full vaccination. Click HERE for full COVID-19 protocol for guests.
Apex Ape is an experimental film, and original creature that explores the changing American image through the lens of local legend. Inspired by interviews with East End residents and video archives from LTV, Apex Ape examines societal decay through impressionistic cinematography, treating our familiar landscape as a living organism. As viewers are confronted with the husks of our past, they may even catch sight of the illusive Ape, a cryptid-inspired manifestation of those left behind in a rapidly changing habitat.
Apex Ape was created as part of Guild Hall’s 2021Community Artist-in-Residence program. The film will be installed as a multi-channel video installation in our Minikes Garden, allowing the public to enter the film at any time throughout the evening.
Community Artist-In-Residence Scott Bluedorn will lead a series of open studio painting workshops in Guild Hall’s Minikes Garden as a part of his residency project. Scott’s project is focused on the history, practice, and revitalization of “The Tile Club;” a group of artists from the late 19th century, who met and painted on decorative tiles, often en plein air, on the Eastern End of Long Island.
Scott will host these open studios once a month during the extended Museum hours on Saturdays in June, July and August. During these free workshops our concessions will be open and artists will paint on tiles provided by Guild Hall and are asked to bring their own acrylic paints, brushes, water jar, and palette. We ask that each participant gives at least one tile to Guild Hall to be included in a final installation culminating this project in the Fall of 2021.
This program will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. Face coverings and social distancing will be required indoors.
Select Wednesdays, 5-7pm:
6/30: Camp Hero, Montauk
7/28: Gerard Drive, Springs
8/25: Mulford Farm, East Hampton
(Rain Dates: Thursday 7/1 Camp Hero; Thursday 7/29 Gerard Drive; Thursday 9/2 Mulford Farm)
Community Artist In Residence, Scott Bluedorn will lead a series of plein air painting workshops as a part of his residency project with Guild Hall. Scott’s project is focused on the history, practice, and revitalization of “The Tile Club;” a group of artists from the late 19th century, who met and painted on decorative tiles, often en plein air, on the Eastern End of Long Island.
Scott will host artists once a month on Wednesdays in June, July and August at the following locations: Camp Hero in Montauk, Gerard Drive in Springs, and Mulford Farm in East Hampton. During these free workshops artists will paint on tiles provided by Guild Hall and are asked to bring their own acrylic paints, brushes, water jar, palette, and protective weather gear. We ask that each participant gives at least one tile to Guild Hall to be included in a final installation culminating this project in the Fall of 2021.
Recommended for children ages 3+
Join storytellers and creatives from Guild Hall for a family hour of stories, gallery tours, and art workshops. At each session we will be reading a children’s book in response to the current Guild Hall exhibit, followed by a hands-on workshop.
This series is produced in tandem with the exhibition Robert Longo: A House Divided.
Sessions are held in-person at Guild Hall with a maximum of 15 people. When registering, please be sure to register both adults and children.
Each session is a hybrid of indoor and outdoor activity. Gallery tours occur in the Museum and the adjoining workshop in Guild Hall’s Minikes Garden. Masks are required at all times.
Guild Hall’s Saturday Family workshops are the perfect way for families to take part in shared learning and creativity. Each session allows families, ages 4+, to explore and reflect on the works exhibited in Guild Hall’s Museum as they create unique works of their own.
From reimagining famed abstract expressionist works to experimenting with charcoals, each Saturday Family Workshop provides a new viewpoint and level of engagement to the current exhibition, Robert Longo: A History of the Present. Workshops are led by a rotating team of locally based educators and artists, embracing the diversity and artist colony of the Hamptons.
A single registration is for families of no more than four people.
Saturday August 14: Painting with the Whole Body with Virva Hinnemo
Saturday August 21: Grayscale Drip Painting with the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center
Saturday August 28: Create Your Own Rothko with Anna Healy
Saturday September 4: Charcoal Drawing with Elizabeth Karsch
The Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center is a National Historic Landmark, a federal designation that recognizes its significance as one of the nation’s most important cultural monuments. It is also a member of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program. Built in 1879, the house is typical of the 19th century farmers’ and fishermen’s homes in Springs, a hamlet in the Town of East Hampton. Pollock and Krasner made many changes to the building after moving there. It contains all the furnishings and artifacts that were in the house at the time of Krasner’s death in 1984, some of which were there during Pollock’s lifetime, including his hi-fi phonograph, his jazz record collection, and the artists’ personal library. An original late 1930s painting by Pollock, Composition with Red Arc and Horses, and prints by both artists are on display. The house also features changing exhibitions of artwork related to the Study Center’s mission.
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3:30PM and 4:30 PM
Join Guild Hall’s FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions) for a family focused museum tour of Robert Longo: A History of the Present.
Using our Family ARTiviy Guide as a prompt to observe and discuss the works on view, families will be introduced to various ways of engaging with the work, like drawing, discussing, writing, and even dancing! Family ARTivity Guides are available onsite at Guild Hall, or digitally available to complete at home with our Matterport tours.
The Family Tours are part of Guild Hall’s 90th Birthday celebration. The afternoon includes an ongoing Paint Like Pollock workshop, complimentary cupcakes from Citarella, and a late night Silent Dance Party!
FREE – Reservations Recommended.
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Join Artists from the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center and Guild Hall as we paint like Pollock!
Inspired by the current exhibition, Robert Longo: A History of the Present we will learn the techniques of Jackson Pollock and create a communal drip painting solely in grayscale. With a large canvas spread across our front lawn, buckets of paint, and jazz music blasting, we will collaborate on a communal painting to be exhibited in Guild Hall’s Education corridor.
This ongoing workshop is part of Guild Hall’s 90th Birthday celebration. The afternoon includes Family focused museum tours, complimentary cupcakes from Citarella, and a late night Silent Dance Party!