A new year is here and with it a renewed sense of hope. The Long Island Museum is proud to be a leading museum in our region and to be part of this vibrant and supportive community. In March 2020, we recognized where things were headed and within a week of the mandatory shut down, transitioned to bringing new and meaningful virtual art and education-based content to our community. We are eager to welcome visitors back again this spring with ambitious new exhibitions to visit and new virtual content. As we embark on the year ahead, we ask you to help us continue to provide exceptional cultural experiences for our shared community by making a gift to our Spring Appeal today.
Here is some of what your LIM Spring Appeal gift will help support:
- Twin Peeks: Scenes Seen Twice, Paintings & Photographs (3/19-8/1/21) presents side-by-side views of nearly 60 paintings, from the 1830s to the present, placed beside photographs of the same or similar locations and buildings. This project has been an adventure in discovery and documentation. Artists Abroad (3/19-8/1/21) depicts how travel delights, challenges, and educates us as we experience new places and meet new people. The current pandemic has curbed our travel opportunities nationally and globally but, while stuck at home, we can find pleasure in seeing depictions of past experiences as we fantasize about future ones.
- LIM Connects: A Superhighway to Museum Learning Inside Your Classroom, supported in part by a National Endowment for the Humanities competitive grant award, is an extension of the LIM’s educational programming through improved technology to schools unable to travel to the Museum. It brings LIM’s collections into classrooms remotely and builds new bridges to schools that will outlast the pandemic and diversify our offerings.
- The Museum’s curatorial staff created and filmed several virtual tours and behind-the-scenes footage of the permanent collection galleries in the Carriage Museum, including our latest acquisition, an 1880’s streetcar. In 2021, they will continue to film tours of exhibitions to offer wider access to the community.
- The LIM has postponed the annual golf tournament to July 2022, to a time when we can celebrate our honoree, Tom Sullivan, without restrictions and with everyone healthy and together. Funds raised from our special events support the LIM’s general operations, creative staff, exhibitions, and programming. Help us raise enough through this Appeal to match that!
The LIM is a dynamic cultural institution, enjoyed by tens of thousands of Long Islanders each year. Please consider a gift to the LIM Spring Appeal to celebrate the cultural arts in your community.
On behalf of the staff and trustees of the Long Island Museum, thank you for your support now and throughout the year.