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2019 Schedule of Exhibitions – Islip Art Museum

Islip Arts Council, the managing agency of the Islip Art Museum (IAM), is planning a year of collaborative art exhibits exploring many different forms of art, cultures, and media.

IAM, a Contemporary art museum that is housed in historic Brookwood Hall, is a landmark in the Town of Islip. In 2019 IAM will continue introducing unique art exhibits and programming to the community by developing an Artist-in-Residency with an internationally recognized Long Island artist, Seung Lee. This collaboration shines a light on the museum’s capacity to attract a larger audience beyond the Town of Islip and engage in a more global experience.

In 2019, the Museum is proud to open the year with The Majesty of Tibet: A Solo Exhibition of Chinese Art by Yu Hanyu – January 15 – March 30, 2019. This exhibit is curated by Gan Yu. Co-curators: Mary O’Malley and Stephanie Lee.

Prime Time – April 15 – June 15, 2019 – an exhibition featuring artists both from our Permanent Collection as well as others in their Golden Years. This exhibit is curated by Chris O’Malley.

IAM Open Call: The Art of Collaboration - June 30 to August 30, 2019.
Curated by Holly Gordon. The Open Call invites collaborations of two or more artists
of varied genres to show their inspiration and creation.

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   A Book About Death: The 10th Anniversary Edition - September 14 – November 2, 2019 –  
  Curated by LuAnn Palazzo. A BOOK ABOUT DEATH is an open, unbound book produced by artists worldwide. Artists Each Produce Their Edition Of 500 Postcards for The Sprawling Unbound A Book About Death. The Book Will Be A Limited Edition: 500 Copies (Following The Number Of Artist Produced Cards).

Artists are invited to create a “page” in the form of a postcard about death– any aspect about death. Works can be of any design, personal or conceptual, color or black and white, then submit 500 copies of that page.

Each artist 's contribution will be displayed at the Islip Art Museum in New York. Visitors will be free to take cards to create their own Book About Death. As the cards are removed, the exhibition will disappear.

November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 – Selections from the Collection. A retrospective of artists’ work from the Permanent Collection. Following the very successful first full exhibition of the Selections from the Collection which closed at the end of January 2018, IAC is continuing to this tradition of showcasing selected works from the Permanent Collection.


IAM is a contemporary art museum managed by the Islip Ars Council (IAC). The exhibits are designed to engage the community and all visitors to experience the current contemporary artists. The exhibits planned for 2019 continue with that vision. The museum continues to develop a larger audience through several planned lecture series. "Tea at Three" will continue on the third Thursday of each month as a program to invite viewers to learn about the exhibit. Other events include: artist workshops, educational outreach, and musical events planned to enhance the connectivity with the community and museum.

The Museum's educational outreach will create partnerships with Long Island universities and local schools with an educational program and curriculum that will invite educators to the exhibits and introduce all level of learners.

IAC continues to maintain an active website for the museum and the arts council.
Additionally, IAC maintains a presence in all Social Media outlooks including: Twitter,
Facebook, Instagram. Through email and Constant Contact email blast and a weekly
newsletter, the IAC maintains a link to the growing community of members and
patrons of the arts.

Monthly calendar listings with: Newsday, NY Times, Pulse, Great South Bay
Magazine, Arts Online, Art Forum, South Shore Promotion Council, and NY Art Beat.

The IAM is ADA accessible.
Large print catalogs are available for each exhibit. Planned visits are currently running with DDI, FREE and several other institutions providing enriching arts experiences for the disabled.

The IAM is open year round, Tuesday through Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 12-4pm.
The museum is located off Main Street in Historic Brookwood Hall, in Brookwood Hall Town Park. The Suffolk County Transit Bus stop is at the park entrance and the LIRR station is a three-block walk.