THE ART BARGE IS STILL ANCHORED AND WELCOMING YOU ABOARD OUR 57TH YEAR ON NAPEAGUE HARBOR!
WELCOME TO SUMMER 2017! Our annual Artists Speak series is honored to host David Salle, and Donald Lipski with a third speaker to be announced later on in the summer. The Barge Gallery is back in business with two on-site exhibitions organized in collaboration with curators Karen Flatow and Simi Johnston. The Barge Gallery will kick off the summer with ‘Continuity of Creative Growth,’ an exhibition this June highlighting Victor D’Amico’s history as an art educator. And we are excited to occupy Ashawagh Hall for a week in August to exhibit the beautiful work made by Barge artists throughout the season. Finally we are pleased to present our new virtual exhibition ‘Hustle & Bustle: Times Square’ featuring new collages by Nicole Bigar on our website’s gallery page now.
Along with the all our new programing and the addition of our new website there is a lot to celebrate! This year marks 80 years since Victor D’Amico founded the Education department at The Museum of Modern Art in 1937. Victor’s philosophies and ideologies were informed by his pervasive belief that the arts are a bridge to educational and emotional growth. He believed that developing an aesthetic vision and art practice was both personally and collectively enriching, as it allowed for a greater appreciation of the natural and built world. Regardless of artistic talent, Victor believed that creativity is intrinsic to every individual and should be fostered through art education. The Art Barge is is honored to continue Victor D’Amico’s art education legacy offering classes to people of all ages.
We encourage you to explore our new site and look forward to seeing you on board The Art Barge this Summer 2017!