Now in its sixth edition, the Long Island Biennial at The Heckscher Museum of Art is a juried exhibition that fosters deeper connections between contemporary artists from Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the communities in which they live and work.
The 2020 Biennial brings together 100 artworks by 52 artists. Created in the last three years, the works on view represent a vital cross section of Long Island’s contemporary art.
The Biennial received 841 entries from 302 artists. Jurors Erin Kimmel, Art Writer and Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Stony Brook University; Heidi Lange, Director of DC Moore Gallery, New York City; and Paton Miller, Artist/Curator, selected the works on view on the basis of creativity, quality, and professionalism.
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Presented throughout the Museum, the Biennial exhibition encompasses a remarkable variety of media, with styles spanning abstraction to hyperrealism. The meanings of these 100 diverse artworks range from the personal to the universal, with many artists responding to the challenges and promise of our current moment, including the coronavirus pandemic, social justice, immigration, and environmental crises.
Contemporary art has been essential to The Heckscher Museum of Art since its founding 100 years ago. We remain committed to sharing inspiring and thought-provoking new art with our visitors.
The 2020 Biennial runs from October 15, 2020 - January 10, 2021. Special Long Island Biennial Preview Days for Exhibiting Artists, Friends & Family, and Museum Members Thursday and Friday, October 15 & 16, 12 – 5 pm, by invitation only.
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