To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Heckscher Museum of Art
presents New York, New York. This exceptional exhibition, on view from July 30 through October 16, pays tribute to the fortitude of New York City and the courage of her people.
New York's multi-faceted allure is revealed in images of architectural landmarks and daily life in her many neighborhoods. The vitality of the city is celebrated in a wide selection of works, ranging from prints and photographs that record the transformation New York experienced during major construction projects in the 1930s to images that capture common experiences of New Yorks inhabitants. Works by Berenice Abbott, Gordon Grant, N. Jay Jaffee, Edward Moran, John Sloan, Abraham Walkowitz, Guy Wiggins, Garry Winogrand, and others have been included.
Also on view is Earth Matters, an environmental art exhibition featuring the works of selected Long Island artists. This extraordinary exhibition, which includes an installation outside the Museum walls, will be on view through Sunday, October 23, 2011.
On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political, and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Islands fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms, and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of selected Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man-made materials. Suffolk County artists Thea Lanzisero, Seung Lee, Winn Rea, and Barbara Roux are included, as well as Tamiko Kawata, a New York-based artist who works on Long Islands East End..
In observation of 9/11, Museum admission is free to all visitors on Sunday, September 11, 2011.