Looking for something to do during the social distancing downtime? Check out Heckscher at Home!

During these social distancing days, most of us are looking for new ways to pass the many hours being spent indoors. As such, the timing couldn't have been better for the Heckscher Museum of Art to introduce 'Heckscher at Home' on its newly launched website Heckscher.org.

This engaging new section to their updated website features links to virtual exhibitions, video projects for kids and families, and a way to browse and explore the Museum’s art collection. Heckscher at Home brings the Museum experience to everyone to enjoy!

(Featured image above - Artwork (left to right): Kailee Finn, Valley Stream Central HS; Micarlys Ramirez, Brentwood HS)


What Will You Find on The New Website?

Heckscher at Home Kids Edition

The education team lead easy to follow videos of art projects based on works of art from the collection. The weekly interactive series is live on Tuesdays at 3 pm on Facebook. All videos can be accessed from the website.

Projects include a tin foil sculpture based on Space Loom XXII by Ibram Lassaw, and a project based on Alexanders Calder’s print, Balloons. Educators use readily-available materials, which are listed on the website.

Every week will feature a different project.

On April 7, 2020 the Kids Edition with educator Lisa Sayedi is George Luks, The Circus Tent, 1928-30, oil on canvas. Kids learn about the painting and create their own artwork from the inspiration piece.


Amanda Valdez: Piecework

Online Opening -- Beginning April 3, view the exhibition Amanda Valdez: Piecework online. Browse all of the artwork by the artist, explore the exhibition brochure, and read Curator Karli Wurzelbacher’s essay on the artist and her work.

Amanda Valdez Responds -- In honor of the Museum’s 100th anniversary, Amanda Valdez responds to artworks in The Heckscher Museum of Art collection. See pieces in collection through her eyes and read her reflections on the artworks she connected with.


Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum

Congratulations to the 100 talented high school students who were chosen to be part of Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum! View images of the award-winning artwork. The Museum will be featuring “Artists of the Day” on Heckscher.org, Instagram, and on Facebook and under the tag #artistsoftheday. Check back on the website to see the full content of Long Island’s Best.


Social Media Challenge

The Museum is engaging followers with a fun social media challenge. Followers will have fun recreating artwork from the Museum's collection using objects, people, or pets in their own home! Each Monday, the Museum will share a new artwork on Instagram and Facebook to interpret. Followers can tag @heckschermuseum and #HMAchallenge for a chance to be featured on the Museum social media pages and website.

Search The Heckscher Museum of Art Collection – Explore the Museum’s rich art collection. Easily search by artist and learn the history of the artwork and artists in the collection numbering more than 2,300.


Visit Heckscher at Home on the new Heckscher Museum of Art website: heckscher.org/visit/heckscher-at-home



NOTE: As of this writing, The Heckscher Museum of Art is closed to the public until further notice. The staff continues to monitor closely all local public health service recommendations. The Museum will address any new information and recommendations as they occur. Please check Heckscher.org for updates and schedule changes.