The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages



Summer 2024 Events Calendar with closeup of guitar


Summer Thursdays at the Long Island Museum

From film screenings to musical performances, join us on select Thursday evenings this summer for unique ways to experience LIM after hours.  Free admission for all!

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Calling all kids! Get your colored pencils sharpened and your imaginations ignited, because it is time to register for the LIM’s 2024 summer offerings! From screenwriting and yoga lessons to art making and outdoor exploration, the LIM has it all.

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Two of Long Island’s cultural hubs have united! LIM Members will receive a 20% discount* on all Live Season Performances at the Staller Center through their Fall season!

Plus one FREE Flex Pass to the Stony Brook Film Festival!

The Stony Brook Film Festival presented by Island Federal

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The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Admission and Holiday Closure Schedule 


Come explore our beautiful 9-acre campus filled with historic buildings and art installations.
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Our 40,000-square-foot Carriage Museum is home to the world’s finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles and transportation artifacts.

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Docent Tour Schedule

1800s Wells Fargo Coach on display.

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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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Photographs of Museum buildings and grounds on the homepage were taken by Brian Kutner.