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“Local museum in Huntington village worth seeing”

The Heckscher Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Huntington
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Owner description: The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in scenic Heckscher Park, in Huntington, New York, within walking distance of downtown shops and award-winning restaurants. The Museum provides a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions on American art.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Hecksher Museum in Huntington is a small local museum, but really worth seeing if you're in the Huntington area. Although small, tey have some beautiful, wuality works of art that are worth seeing. It sits inside a lovely little park with a lake and walking path, kid's playground and baseball field. Each year, two beautiful white swans nest on a tiny island on the lake. We love to see the baby swans! In recent years, beautiful tulips have been planted all around the lake and museum - they are glorious. We are fortunate to have this gem of a museum and the park. Somewhere around 2001 the museum was in danger of closing due to lack of funds, which would have been tragic. Fortunately, funding came through and we still have this wonderful museum to call our own here on Long Island. I don't think there's a specific fee, but they do ask for donations. Spend an afternoon in the museum and the park, you'll love it.

Thank PhoenixCath
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Heckscher is a jewel of a museum and has collections and exhibit that could rival those at museums in the city. They also have great catalogs and signage. Kind of a very hip place!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Went an art opening there which was wonderful, 200 paintings by local artists. Their permanent collection is small yet delightful. Located in a beautiful park in town.

1  Thank ABW401
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

One of the treasures on Long Island. We are fortunate to live in Huntington and love the fact that we can view quality art outside of New York City. There are a number of shows each year that add to the permanent exhbiits

Thank Marciahi
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

"Museum" is a big word. More like an art show. There are two main rooms of art. Caliber of art is good. The whole museum takes about 15min.

Thank SarahMar59
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