Whether you’re into bottle caps, recycled art, or Monet, Long Island has got your artsy side covered. But The Best Art Gallery/Museum on Long Island will probably give you a little bit of both. So slap on that black eyeliner, boys and girls included, and summon your inner artist because right now we bring you this years winners for Best Art Gallery/Museum on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington Best Art Gallery/Museum on Long Island!
1. Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631-351-3250. www.heckscher.org
There are many places to see art on Long Island, but where else can you go that boasts such an amazing array of world-class exhibits? The Heckscher Museum has a stunning 2011 in store, including Identity Crisis, which “explores issues relating to the artistic use of other artists’ styles and images,” and Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum, a juried exhibition featuring work by art students grades 9 to 12 attending public and private schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
2. Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 516-484-9338. www.nassaumuseum.com
This museum is a site for the eyes both inside and outside. Located on a 145-acre former Gold Coast estate, the museum hosts numerous major exhibitions throughout the year, usually of European and American art movements from the 19th century to the present. In addition to their extensive permanent collection, a beautiful sculpture garden is located on the property.
3. Long Island Center of Photography
Floral Park. 718-343-6797. www.longislandcenterofphotography.com
The Long Island Center of Photography was Long Island’s first symposium on photography and related media, and has been responsible for 16 community outreach photography exhibitions. The center works to promote Long Island photographers, and was behind a retrospective exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art for Horst P. Horst, a distinguished Oyster Bay photographer.