The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages


The Power of Two: Artist Couples of Long Island

Through June 30, 2024

Painting Partnership: Reynold and Joan Ruffins

Through June 30, 2024

Finding Hidden Treasures: The Art of Samuel Adoquei

Through June 2, 2024

Colors of Long Island: Student Art Exhibition

Through April 7, 2024


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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1800s Wells Fargo Coach on display.



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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LIM members enjoy a variety of benefits such as free general admission, discounts on merchandise and select programming, invitations to members-only events, and more!

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Limited Time Offer – 20% off Staller Center performances for LIM Members

Two of Long Island’s cultural hubs unite this Spring! The Long Island Museum is pleased to announce our partnership with the Staller Center for the Arts.

LIM Members will receive a 20% discount on all Live Season Performances at the Staller Center through May!

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Stony Brook University Staller Center for the Arts


Spring 2024 Events Calendar cover with "Social Studies" by Samuel Adoquei as a cover image.


Celebrating 50 Years of the LIM Art Museum – April 19, 2024

Join us for a dazzling fundraiser supporting the LIM Art Museum during its Golden Anniversary!

Featuring A Taste of the North Shore – A sampling of dishes from the area’s top restaurants, A Viewing of the Highlights from the LIM Art Collection, Live Music, and More!

Celebrating 50 Years of the LIM Art Museum

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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.