As part of our internationally recognized Art in the Gardens program, Jack Lenor Larsen and the LHR Arts Committee have assembled a collection of more than 60 contemporary sculptures for display in the LongHouse gardens. Throughout the 16-acre site, permanent works are on display along with those on seasonal loan from artists, collectors, and dealers. Whether you return to see an old favorite or walk the grounds in search of a new installation, LongHouse entices with noteworthy works and magnificent vistas.
Mr. Larsen, a renowned textile designer, author and art collector, shares his vision with the public. "I wanted LongHouse to introduce people to an alternative lifestyle, to encourage them to be inventive and nonconformist," he said." - Joyce Beckenstein, NY Times. May 8, 2016
Click here to read Beckenstein's entire New York Times piece, "Back to a Changing Garden".
Although this winter was relatively mild, we are more than ready for a flower-filled spring. LongHouse gardens provide just that, with a million daffodil blossoms of many varieties— often white. Hundreds of flowering trees are now at peak, some fragrant. Sculpture—new and newly placed, welcomes our inspection. Come!
Installation of new work in the gardens is made possible in part through the Joyce and Irving Goldman Foundation, The Johnson Family Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, Joel Koblentz, Wendy and Les Mandelbaum, Anonymous Donor, Sandy and Steve Perlbinder, Michele and Steve Pesner, and LHR member support.
Art in the Gardens is funded in part by Suffolk County.