The Islip Art Museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. The New York Times has called the Museum the "best facility of its kind outside Manhattan." An ambitious exhibition program features contemporary art by national and international artists, as well as emerging artists from local communities.
The Museum presents five exhibitions a year in the galleries of the Brookwood Hall mansion, a landmark estate on Long Island's south shore. Exhibitions are organized to reflect issues and concerns in the current art world.
The Museum also present lectures, fine art classes for adults and children, and workshops and tours for all age groups. The Museum Store features one-of-kind craft items, art work, gifts and unusual stationery and fine jewelry.
Through its unique Open Call program, the Museum invites all artists to submit a work for an independent curator to consider for inclusion in an annual theme show. This once-a-year event is a showcase for new talent in the tri-state area.
The Museum maintains a growing Permanent Collection of works by leading contemporary artists, focusing on those with ties to Long Island. Changing exhibits are presented in the Permanent Collection Gallery.
The Museum partners with other agencies located in the Brookwood Hall estate complex, including the Carriage House, a workspace for artists. Through a variety of residence and studio opportunities, artists are given space, time, technical support and financial assistance to create new works of art. For more information about programs and residencies, visit the Carriage House web site at:
The Museum is a division of the Town of Islip Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and is managed by the Islip Arts Council, a non-profit arts agency with offices in the Brookwood Hall complex. Visit:
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