October 21 –December 31
YEKTAI: Manoucher Yektai; Nico Yektai; Darius Yektai
This exhibition traces the familial artistic legacy of patriarch Manoucher Yektai and his two sons: painter/sculptor Darius and furniture maker/sculptor Nico. Manoucher Yektai’s life has brought him through three cultures following living in Iran, France, and the United States. His trajectory can be seen as a search for Modernism beginning in Iran, where under Islamic strictures about imagery, free artistic expression was not available, then to the ripe ambience of the School of Paris, followed by excitement of the emerging New York School. Manoucher’s life in the arts directly influenced his sons and the path that they chose. The similarities and differences of their work and their visions are examined. Curated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator. Moran Gallery. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BRIDGEHAMPTON NATIONAL BANK AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS. Museum Hours: Monday, Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org
On View October 21st –December 31
Pamela Topham: Tapestry Visions
Winner of the 2015 – 77th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition. Topham was awarded Top Honors by Marla Prather, Curator for the Development of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Modern Art. Detailed colored pencil drawings, photographs, and multiple site visits are sources for Topham’s tapestry designs. She weaves on a high warp tapestry loom using wool silk and linen in varied textures and hues to form the foreground, while fine gradations of wool and silk capture the interplay of the ever-changing relationships of earth, sea and sky in the distance. Curated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator. Spiga Gallery. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BRIDGEHAMPTON NATIONAL BANK AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS. Supported in part by the Giuppy Nantista Fund and the Helen Hoie Fund. Museum Hours: Monday, Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org
On View through December 31
Recollections: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Organized by Jess Frost, Associate Curator/Registrar of the Permanent Collection
In 2016, Guild Hall began building a comprehensive digital catalog of over 2400 objects in the Museum’s Permanent Collection of 19th through 21st century art by internationally distinguished artists such as Thomas Moran, Fairfield Porter, Willem de Kooning, Jane Freilicher, David Salle and Ross Bleckner. Recollections features a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by esteemed masters, alongside rare discoveries by under-recognized artists, brought to light by this recent cataloguing process. Curated by Jessica Frost, Associate Curator/Registrar of Permanent Collection. Woodhouse Gallery. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BRIDGEHAMPTON NATIONAL BANK AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS.
Sponsored in part by the Robert Lehman Foundation
Museum Hours: Monday, Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org
Saturday, December 9 from 12-1pm
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop with Citarella
$20 ($15 GH Members)
The aroma of cinnamon and spice is in the air — it’s time for our annual gingerbread house decorating event! Children ages 3-12 are invited to join our merry team of confectionary experts and make their own festive displays using frosting, candy, and a fully assembled, freshly baked cookie house. Seating is limited! Reserve your space today!
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org
Sponsored by Citarella
Saturday, December 11 at 7pm
Young Cowgirls Set Sail! Final Class Performance
Theater workshop for ages 8-13 taught by Kate Mueth of the New-Political Cowgirls. As a group participants discussed their vision of our community and decided upon a particular need someone or a collective within our community has. The workshop created a plan for addressing, in a simple and concise way, how we show up for this cause with a live performance on stage in the John Drew Theater.
$200 ($185 GH Members)
To reserve a spot contact Jennifer Brondo at 631-324-0806 or Jennifer@guildhall.org
Boots Lamb Education Center, Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org.
Tuesday, December 12 at 7:30pm
JDT Lab: A Christmas Sing-Along and Musicale present by the Johansen-Markard Piano Duo
Join the Johansen-Markard Piano Duo as they play a festive holiday program of old and new Christmas classics. Included in the program will be four hand arrangements of classics, including Silent Night, The Peanut’s cartoon favorite, Christmas Time is Here, and a Sleigh Ride Fantasy, as well as excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite. Then join in a frolicking sing-along of Christmas and winter favorites.
FREE! Reservations strongly encouraged at https://give.guildhall.org/JDTLab.
Prix Fixe special at the 1770 House for JDT Lab Tuesday Nights: two-course dinner for $27.00. Mention code JDTLab when making your reservation (offer good only prior to curtain). Sponsored in part by Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley. Media Sponsor: Hamptons.com
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; GuildHall.org
Friday, December 15 at 7pm
National Theatre Live Screening: Follies by Stephen Sondheim
General Admission: $18 ($16 Members)
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. It is New York in1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished so thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
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