Here are 10 Long Island art museums to visit — virtually or in person


To help you find something to do amid the pandemic, locally or at home, we’ve compiled a list of art museums on Long Island.

Some can only be visited virtually.

Either way, go feed your soul.

The Heckscher Art Museum

2 Prime Avenue in Huntington

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The Heckscher Art Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is by timed ticket only.

Visits are limited to one hour and only 12 people are allowed in the museum at a time.

Members and children under 13 enter free, and admission for others is a suggested donation of $5. Payment is suggested, but not required.

The current exhibitions are “Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series » and “Wood Gaylor and American Modernismrunning until April 4.

“Connie Fox: The Sammy’s Beach Series” will be in theaters again from April 8-11.

Book your visit in line or by calling (631) 380-3230.

But there is more.

The Heckscher Museum of Art is also setting up “Virtual Family Sundays” where kids ages 5-10 are invited to have a family-friendly art experience with museum educator Tami Wood.

Programs run via Zoom from 1-2 p.m. and cost $5 per child for members and $10 per child for non-members.

Registration is compulsory and can be done on the museum’s website website.

Long Island Arts League

107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills

Art League of Long Island hosts about a dozen exhibitions a year at its Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. But, for now, the organization is virtually showcasing the work of local artists.

The Art League of Long Island is currently presenting its 14th annual “Go APE” Advanced Placement Student Exhibition featuring 2D and 3D artwork by 124 AP and IB art students from 37 Long Island high schools.

The virtual exhibition allows viewers to click through the gallery as if they were walking through it.

The exhibition runs from March 15 to April 2 and can be seen on their website.

Nassau County African American Museum

110 North Franklin Street in Hempstead

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People can visit the Nassau County African American Museum discover African-American art, culture and tradition through educational programs and exhibits.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by reservation only.

Admission is $5 for a self-guided tour and $10 for a guided and video tour. Admission for children under 4 is free.

The museum features a variety of exhibits on influential African Americans throughout history, including black women in NASA, black royals Queen Charlotte and Queen Philippa, and the artist’s art Afro-Brazilian Ernani Silva.

Dial (516) 572-0730 to make your reservation.

Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy to Water Mill

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The Parrish Art Museum reopened its galleries on March 12 and is preparing to reopen its outdoor exhibits for the warmer weather.

The museum is open Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the museum grounds are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online registration is required and timed ticket periods are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and free for members, students with ID, and children under 18.

Click on here to book your visit.

Parrish Art Museum also hosts “Friday Nights Live!” which offers live lectures, hybrid programs and outdoor tours every Friday.

This Friday, Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., Chief Curator Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman, and the Parrish docents will lead socially distanced walking tours through the museum’s outdoor “Field of Dreams” exhibit.

Registration for this event can be done through the website.

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

830 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton

Art lovers can view the work of Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner at Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

The property, which once housed the couple and has since turned into a public museum under Krasner’s will, is open May through October by reservation only.

The museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday for schools, camps and coach tours. From Thursday to Saturday, the museum offers one-hour guided tours at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays offers one-hour guided tours at noon and 2 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

Click on here to book your visit in advance.

The Long Island Museum

1200 North Country Road in Stony Brook

The Long Island Museum reopened on March 19 and returns with two new exhibitions: “Twin Peeks: Scenes Seen Twice, Paintings and Photographs » and “Artists Abroadfrom March 19 to August 1.

The Long Island Museum is open Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to the art museum, the LIM carriage museum will also be open. However, their history museum will remain closed.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, $3.50 for people with disabilities, and free for children under 6.

Reservations are not required.

Long Island Children’s Museum

11 Davis Ave in Garden City

For parents looking for a fun activity to plan with their kids, the Long Island Children’s Museum has officially reopened.

The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and tickets are timed.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for members only.

Admission is free for members, $14 for general admission, $13 for seniors, and free for infants.

The museum also offers a $10 group rate.

Click on here to plan your visit and buy your ticket.

Longhouse Reserve

133 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton

Celebrate spring with a walk Longhouse Reservethe Sculpture Gardens once the grounds reopen in April.

Visiting hours are 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. by appointment only.

Tickets are timed and cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Admission is free for veterans, students, and children under 12.

Discover the Longhouse Reserve calendar to view their open days and further plan your visit.

Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane in Islip

For those who don’t want to leave the comfort of their own home, the Islip Art Museum offers virtual exhibits on their website.

The museum’s most recent virtual exhibit was their “Art at 50 and over” exhibition which presents the works of 115 artists.

The events are all presented live on Zoom, then archived on the museum’s website for consultation at any time.

The next virtual exhibition of the Islip Art Museum “See for Ourselves” is a participatory photographic exhibition, the date of which is to come.

Long Island Museum of Contemporary Art

20 Terry Street, Suite 116 in Patchogue

The Patchogue Arts Council Museum of Modern Art is open to the public by appointment only.

The gallery is open on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 5 p.m.

Admission is free and people can email the museum at to schedule their visit.

Editor’s Note: All open museums are following CDC guidelines, which include social distancing, mask requirements, limited capacity, and other measures.


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