Members of the Month:  Warren Strugatch & Cindy Smith

One afternoon late last year, on assignment deadline for the New York Times, I found myself in need of insightful commentary on a pair of Long Island artists, Judith and Gerson Leiber. By happy coincidence at that moment the Long Island Museum’s curatorial staff was assembling a major exhibit of the Leibers’ works.  Director of Collections & Interpretation Joshua Ruff made time for an interview and shared his view of what made the Leibers’ work special. (In a nutshell, their art reflected the love they shared.) Joshua’s comments were invaluable. A few months later, Cindy and I attended the members’ reception for Brilliant Partners: Judith Leiber’s Handbags & the Art of Gerson Leiber, and enjoyed meeting the Leibers again in person and seeing their works displayed and curated with fresh perspective. As members of the Long Island Museum, we have had the great good fortune to reencounter some of our favorite artists through museum exhibitions, as well as being introduced to new artists through the exhibits organized by the museum. We both agree the Long Island Museum is a world-class treasure conveniently close to home.

~Warren Strugatch and Cindy Smith

Be part of the LIM experience!
Museum membership supports the Long Island Museum’s mission and gives you access to engaging exhibitions, compelling lectures and programs, entertaining concerts and events, and so much more! Consider becoming a museum supporter, or renewing your membership at one of our many member levels:

LIMarts ($75)

To enhance and support the artistic wealth that is prevalent on Long Island, the LIM has created a special membership opportunity, LIMarts: a collaborative arts group, designed for visual artists and artisans interested in creating a forum within our community where they can show and share their work.   As a member of the LIMarts, you will be entitled to benefits, including:

    • Free unlimited general museum membership for one year
    • Special invitations to exclusive events and receptions
    • Exclusive entrance into annual exhibition for members of LIMarts
    • Workshops and educational programs*
    • Networking opportunities
    • Two one-time guest free admission passes
    • 10% discount on Long Island Museum merchandise
    • Personalized membership card

*additional fees may apply

LIMarts Members

Individual ($40)

    • Free unlimited general admission for one year
    • Invitations to special exhibition receptions
    • 10% discount on Long Island Museum merchandise
    • Member-only discount on selected programs for adults and children
    • 2 one-time guest admission passes
    • Personalized membership card

Family ($60)

    • All Individual benefits, plus:
    • Free admission for children 18 and under
    • Complimentary admission for your immediate family to Family Fun Days
    • Additional membership card

Contributor ($100)

    • All Family benefits, plus:
    • 6 one-time guest admission passes

Sponsor ($250)

  • All Contributor benefits, plus:
  • 10 one-time guest admission passes

Patron ($500)

    • All Sponsor benefits, plus:
    • Complimentary registration for 2 classes/workshops
    • Special invitation to VIP reception
    • 15 one-time guest admission passes

President’s Council ($1,000)

Join a distinct list of President’s Council Members and enjoy all Patron benefits plus:

    • Special invitations to participate in exclusive events and tours throughout the year
    • 20 one-time guest admission passes

Senior, Age 62+ ($25)

      • Enjoy all the Individual member benefits

Family Senior ($45)

      • Enjoy all the Family Member benefits

Student, Full-Time ($25)

  • Enjoy all the Individual Member benefits

Smithsonian Affiliate

As a Long Island Museum Member, you can add extra value to your membership and become an Affiliate Member of the Smithsonian Institution. For an additional $20, you’ll receive:

    • A one-year subscription to either Smithsonian Magazine or Air & Space Magazine
    • Exclusive travel and study opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys
    • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
    • 10% discount on Smithsonian merchandise

To add this feature to your LIM membership, please call the Membership Department at (631) 751-0066 x246 or e-mail lwhiffen@longislandmuseum.org.

Library Partner Membership

By partnering with the Long Island Museum, libraries can provide a unique educational opportunity to their patrons.  Library Partner membership is $300 per year and benefits include:

    • A free unlimited general admission “family membership” card (in name of Library) for one year.  To be used as a circulated card by library patrons.  This includes free admission for two adults and children 18 and under.
    • 10% discount on museum merchandise to bearer of membership card
    • One courtesy guest lecture at library featuring museum curatorial or education staff
    • Special Business Member facility rental rates.

Please contact Membership Department at (631) 751-0066 x246 or lwhiffen@longislandmuseum for more information.

Corporate/Business Membership

Business membership recognizes your company’s commitment to the quality of life in our communities and gives your company increased recognition throughout Long Island.  Please contact Membership Department at (631) 751-0066 x246 or lwhiffen@longislandmuseum.org for more information.