East Hampton Museums and Galleries
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.
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. Last year, they debuted a new group-show exhibition style that displayed a huge volume of work, hung salon-style, at approachable prices (compared to other East Hampton galleries, of course)—a tradition they're continuing this year with 9999, on display through July 9. Later in the summer, they'll be featuring solo shows from Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe and Justin Aidan. Even if you're not in the market for some new artwork, stop by for the free Friday night Pollock-Krasner lecture series, which is now in its second season.
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 Saturday for 1-hour guided tours, by reservation only.
Halsey McKay Gallery
79 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
This airy gallery has lined up two exhibitions per time slot this summer, so you can see Colby Bird's sculptural works alongside Sheree Hovsepian's sculptures and photographs. Later in the summer, Kianja Strobert's emotive paintings will show next to Brie Ruai's stunning (and usually colorful) clay sculptures, which actually hang from the wall. Up right now: Alex Dodge's bright, cheeky oil paintings and a two-person show that features Glen Baldridge and Elias Hansen.
Eric Firestone Gallery
4 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
Eric Firestone, who's been a gallerist in the Hamptons since 2010, is known for a great balance of emerging and established artists—meaning you almost always see work you already like, but come away with a few new names to keep track of. The current group show, on view through June, showcases figurative work by artists like Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Emma Amos, Will Barnet, and many more.
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller (Closed)
87 Newtown Ln., East Hampton
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is the resident purveyor of first-edition books, manuscripts, and other printed material—and they've teamed up with Tripoli Patterson, the young surfer-turned-gallerist, who opened his second location (the first is in Southampton) on the first floor of Horowitz's Newton Lane location.
158 Main St., East Hampton
Thanks to a full theater program in addition to an exhibition space, Guild Hall is a Hamptons institution. Their June and July exhibition with Tony Oursler is the highlight of the summer calendar. Later in the summer, they're doing an exhibition of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone.
133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton
Textile designer and Hamptons fixture Jack Lenor Larsen opened the Longhouse as a place to share his eclectic collection of art and artifacts. It's best known for a fantastic sculpture garden that, in addition to an imaginative landscaping layout, displays works from the likes of Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Kiki Smith, Sol LeWitt, and Yoko Ono.