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In New Light: American Impressionism at Heckscher Museum of Art


Heckscher Museum of Art Presents


 In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870 – 1940

Works from the Bank of America Collection

On View May 25 to August 18, 2019


Huntington NY --The Heckscher Museum of Art presents a sweeping survey of American Impressionism with its new exhibition, In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940, Works from the Bank of American Collection.   On view from May 25 to August 18, 2019.


The exhibition traces the emergence of a truly American style of painting. In a New Light explores how artists interpreted American daily life in rural, maritime, and urban spaces using Impressionistic techniques:  brisk brushstrokes, a vibrant palette, and atmospheric effects.


In a New Light features works from more than 50 artists, many who depicted scenes of Long

Island and New York City.

 Childe Hassam, Old House East Hampton, 1917, Bank of America Collection


The works of art on view  provide a historical context for the evolution of American Impressionism, beginning with majestic Hudson River School landscapes, to French-Impressionist-inspired subjects, and finally to 20th –Century modernist trends. The exhibition also acknowledges the many artist colonies and communities established throughout the country during this time, which gave artists a scenic place to work and share ideas.


“Bank of America is pleased to support The Heckscher Museum of Art and Honored to share works from our art collection with the Long Island community,” said Bob Isaksen, Long Island Market President, Bank of America.  “As one of the largest corporate supporters of arts and culture programming, we believe in the power of the arts to help communities thrive, educate, inspire, enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding.”


About Bank of America Art in Our Communities®

The Bank of America Art in our Communities® Program was established in order to share the company’s art collection with the widest possible audience.  Comprising the art collections of the predecessor banks that are now part of Bank of America, the program offers museums and nonprofit galleries the opportunity to borrow complete or customized exhibitions at no cost.  The public is able to enjoy new art installations at its local museums, while the museums themselves are able to generate vital revenue.  Since 2009, more than 130 exhibitions have been loaned through this one-of-a-kind program.


About The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art, founded in 1920 by philanthropist August Heckscher, is located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, New York. Through its exhibitions and related programs, the Museum provides inspiring and transformative experiences to encourage a broader understanding of the past and present and to enrich life-long learning. The Museum’s collection comprises more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century, including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. For information about The Heckscher Museum of Art, visit



Museum Hours

Wednesday - Friday | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm *

Saturday and Sunday | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm *

Monday and Tuesday | Closed

Admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Students; Children under 10 FREE

*Huntington Township Residents admitted FREE Wednesdays after 2:00 pm and Saturdays before 1:00 pm.  Proof of residency required.


Free Admission for Active Military Personnel, Veterans, and Family
Available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, a DD Form 1173-1, a Veteran’s DD-214, or a Veteran ID card and a driver’s license.  Includes active military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve) or Veteran and up to five (5) family members (spouse, child, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.)


Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) since 1972.