NYC-ARTS will be featuring a tour of East Hampton's LongHouse Reserve
on Thursday July 11 at 8 p.m. and Friday July 12 at 7 p.m. The show will take viewers on a tour of the art center and sculpture garden with the first screening airing on channel Thirteen and the follow-up airing on WLIW21. Founded in 1991 by Jack Lenor Larsen
, the mission of the LongHouse Reserve
is to exemplify living art in all forms, to reflect world cultures, and inspire a creative life.
The 16-acres grounds feature beautiful gardens and more than 60 sculptures that have been lauded by Benjamin Genocchio of the New York Times
as possessing an atmosphere of "individuality and finely wrought sense of style."
The following week, NYC-ARTS will screen a curator's tour of the William Merrit Chase
: A Life in Art exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum
in Water Mill. As with the LongHouse Reserve feature, the show will premier on Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. on Thirteen followed by a screening on Friday, July 19 at 7 p.m. on WLIW21. William Merritt Chase first came to paint in the Shinnecock Hills in 1891 and would subsequently become the director of the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art. A famous impressionist, Merritt is known both for his representations of Southampton landscapes and for his portraits.
The collection is on display in the newly relocated Parrish Art Museum which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron
. The Museum is home to 12,200 square feet of exhibition space including seven sky-lit galleries. All of this space is used to display permanent and temporary exhibitions that highlight the artistic history of the Hamptons.
For more information about the LongHouse Reserve visit www.longhouse.org. For more information about the Parrish Art Museum visit parrishart.org.