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“Just the right size”

The Heckscher Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 26 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 30 June 2012

Big museums are tiring and overwhelming. This one is just the right size for a 40 minute visit although it has that mind-numbing stillness that all museums seem to share. I feel sorry for the guards who have to try to stay awake during their shift. The exhibits (there are several themes at any one time) are eye-catching, world-class and change often.

Thank JWGrum
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Impressive permanent collection for a small museum. Other collections change every couple of months. Ansel Adams photography was great a while back. Annual Long Island's Best Young Artists exhibition every April showcases the winners of this juried competition from Long Island high schools. Amazing work, not to be missed!

Thank MrsfromNYC
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

The building and the exhibitions are very nice. Only thing is it's very small - you can see everything in it in about 20 minutes. At that, charging $8 per person is a bit steep.

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Reviewed 8 January 2012

First friday of the month they have live music to enjoy while browsing their new exhibit. Small but a real gem!

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

The Heckscher Museum is a little treasure in Huntington, NY, an historic seaside town on Long Island's North Shore. If you are in Huntington to enjoy a good meal or see a concert, you should spend an hour at the Heckscher. It is a tiny museum (only 4 rooms as I recall), so unless there is an exhibit you have a particular interest in, you may not want to make it a destination in and of itself. That being said, it is certainly worth a visit!

Thank Corinne T
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