The Hamptons Museums and Galleries
Hauser & Wirth
9 Main St., Southampton
Hauser & Wirth’s long-anticipated Southampton space is here under the direction of Marc Payot. Images courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, Georgo Condo, Henry Taylor, and Genevieve Hanson.
55 Main St., East Hampton
Open through September 30th, San Francisco’s Berggruen Gallery presents a medley of modern and contemporary multi-media works. Berggruen is known for its deliberate curation of contrasting genres and periods. This summer expect a line-up that includes John Currin, Richard Diebenkorn, Diana Al-Hadid, and Wayne Thiebaud. While it’s open seven days a week, it’s worth noting that Mondays and Tuesdays are by appointment only. Images courtesy of Lena Yaremenko.
66 Newton Ln., East Hampton
Art dealer Skarstedt has opened a Hampton’s outpost on Newtown Lane, joining the slew of big-name galleries like Hauser & Wirth flocking to the area. Contemporary and modern artists on the books include William de Kooning, Francis Bacon, Cindy Sherman, and Yves Klein. Private viewings are available and no more than ten guests are allowed in the gallery at any given time. Images courtesy of John Berens.
26 Ardsley Rd., Southampton
The young surfer-turned-gallerist Tripoli Patterson grew up in the Hamptons, so he's just as well-networked here as many of the area's longtime gallerists. He also seems to bring in bigger and bigger names with each show.
Karma Gallery & Books (Closed)
249 Main St., Amagansett
This is the second outpost for the Brendan Dugan-helmed gallery-slash-bookstore; the original is tucked into an unassuming storefront on Great Jones street in NYC. Here, the focus is almost entirely on contemporary art in both the exhibition space and shop, which specializes in the kind of books you're unlikely to find anywhere else.
The Fireplace Project
851 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton
Located directly across from the Pollock-Krasner House, The Fireplace Project is housed in a former garage that's been beautifully reappointed for its current use.
Pollock Krasner House & Study Center
830 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton
Once shared by Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, this small homestead from 1879 is now a National Historic Landmark. Here you'll see many artifacts from their life, including everything that was still in the house when Krasner died, as well as a studio where you can see Pollock’s process documented across the paint-splattered floor. Open Thursdays through Sunday for 1-hour guided tours, by reservation only.
Dan Flavin Art Institute
23 Corwith Ave., Bridgehampton
Dan Flavin was a mainstay of the community of artists that flocked to the Hamptons in the summers, and so it's fitting that there's a space here devoted to his works. This renovated firehouse (which has been stewarded by the Dia Art Foundation for its entire existence) has a permanent exhibition of Flavin's fluorescent light works on the top floor and a space for temporary exhibitions on the first floor.
Halsey McKay Gallery
79 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
This airy gallery has lined up two exhibitions this summer: An Hoang's The Apple and the Moon and Studio Lenca's Listo.
Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
Set in a Herzog & de Meuron-designed building that references the area's rural architecture (it's very barn-like) and surrounded by manicured fields, the Parrish Art Museum is a great afternoon outing.