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 a number of exhibitions each 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 presents 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, IAM invites artists to submit work to an independent curator to consider for inclusion in an annual themed show. This once-a-year event is a showcase for new talent in the tri-state area.
The Museum also maintains a growing Permanent Collection of works by leading contemporary artists, focusing on those with ties to Long Island.
A DAY AT THE MUSEUM
Spend the day at the Islip Art Museum and create art based on the current exhibit. This is a collaborative program with the museum and local high schools. Islip Art Museum will provide a guided tour for students and teachers and the classroom space required for completion of a project. High school teachers will visit the museum prior to the field trip to develop a lesson to be incorporated into the school visit. Individual schools will provide materials for projects. Thursdays or Fridays — call to register Fee: $5.00 per student.
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.