Gallery happenings on the East End.

Gallery Events

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150 Years of Parties & Picnics
Clinton Academy Museum, East Hampton
Through October 7

“150 Years of Parties & Picnics in East Hampton” at the Clinton Academy Museum in East Hampton explores the celebratory exploits of the East End hamlet, from Main Street promenades, simple date nights at the cinema, to family weekends at the beach.

The fabled summer happenings of East Hampton are brought to life through a rare collection of fashionably curated vignettes of costumes, and never before seen objects, including amazing textiles, and images. The show runs through October 7.


Two Photographers
Elizabeth Down Home, East Hampton
Opening: Saturday, August 25, from 6 to 8 PM

Elizabeth Down Home in East Hampton presents an opening reception featuring works by Robin Rice and John Smith on Saturday, August 25, from 6 to 8 PM. Sara De Luca, director of Ille Arts Gallery curates the two photographers’ exhibition.

Rice is taking a break from her gallery in New York City to show her own work in the exhibit. Smith will be exhibiting large prints from his Tirreno Series, including never shown prints of the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Capri.


Out Of The Box
The White Room Gallery, Bridgehampton
Opening: Saturday, August 25, from 6 to 8 PM

The White Room Gallery in East Hampton presents “Out Of The Box,” with works by Steve Cohen, Jackie Fuchs, Karen Kirshner, and Donna Bernstein. The colorful and unique exhibit offers a diverse mix of collage and paintings with varying degrees of abstraction. The show will be on view through September 10.


Ben Fenske
Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor
Opening: Saturday, August 25, from 6:30 to 8 PM

The opening reception of Ben Fenske’s Solo Show will be held on Saturday August 25, from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor. This exhibition will be hung on August 23 and hangs until September 16.


Art – A Family Affair
Eastville Community Historical Society, Sag Harbor
Through September 30

The Eastville Community Historical Society presents “Art – A Family Affair,” a unique look at the deep creativity of a Sag Harbor family: Joan Ruffins, Lynn Ruffins Cave, and Reynold Ruffins. Reynold Ruffins’s present paintings and drawings are preceded by a career as an illustrator and designer.

Teamed with Whoopie Goldberg and jazz musician Herbie Hancock, Ruffins’s brilliant illustrations produced a highly praised video for children. He has illustrated more than 15 children’s books. This exhibition will feature both Ruffins’s current paintings, brilliantly colored, often jazz-inspired work.

The society also presents work by Joan Ruffins, a multi-talented artist. This show exhibits her excellent command of media, paint and pastel.

In addition, Joan and Reynold’s daughter, Lynn Ruffins Cave, will also have work in the exhibit. The show runs through September 30.