LIM Galleries Closed to Visitors for the Season

New Exhibitions Open on February 17, 2023

Each year, we close the Museum to in-person visitation over the holidays and early winter while we change over our exhibitions.  We are grateful to the many members and friends who have visited this year and look forward to welcoming you all back on February 17, 2023 when we open our new season of exhibitions.

In the meantime, our Education Department continues to conduct both in-person and virtual field trips from the site and our Curatorial Department is hard at work on the spring exhibitions. Our Facilities and Administration Departments are working tirelessly to keep the Museum running, and the Advancement Department is, among other things, excitedly preparing for the Museum’s upcoming special events.

The entire Museum staff is available Monday through Friday, 9am- 5pm, so please reach out with any questions or just to say hello!

We at the LIM wish you a wonderful holiday season and encourage you to keep visiting us online and via social media until we reopen to visitors in February.

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Explore exhibitions on American art and history with a Long Island connection.

Collecting Preserving Celebrating

Long Island’s Black History at The Long Island MuseumThe Long Island Museum (LIM), a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Stony Brook, New York, holds outstanding collections of Long Island regional art and history. LIM is seeking to add objects, photographs, and works of art to its permanent collection that explore the historical experiences and many contributions of African Americans living across the Nassau-Suffolk county regional area. These incoming treasures will help the Museum to explore and share Long Island’s rich Black history with our visitors for many years to come.

A Checklist of Long Island Artists by Ronald G. Pisano and D. Frederick Baker in collaboration with the Long Island Museum, 2022

The LIM is proud of their newest publication A Checklist of Long Island Artists of the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries, a fully-illustrated, full-color 100-page selective and alphabetized checklist of more than 1,000 artists (painters, printmakers, and sculptors) who lived and/or worked on Long Island during the time frame covered by the volume.

For book orders contact:

Megan Witalis
Gift Store & Visitor Services Manager, LIM

Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island

Based on the 2019 exhibition of the same name, the publication written by LIM’s Curator Jonathan M. Olly, Ph.D., focuses on the experiences of people of color from the 17th to 19th centuries. The five-chapter publication explores: how slavery operated, how African Americans resisted bondage, navigated the era of emancipation, and built communities in the decades after slavery, from Brooklyn to the Hamptons.

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