About LongHouse Reserve
Historic Artists' Home and Studios, A program of The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program (HAHS) is a coalition of 55 museums that were the homes and working studios of American artists. “Being welcomed into the Affiliate Membership of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios network is balm for the soul of LongHouse, where we finding our way just two years after the passing of our founder, Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020). Jack once said, “Conforming must be terribly dull. I never learned to do it,” and thus built a modernist version of the Ise Shrine smack in East Hampton and planted a 16-acre garden of color and ideas and birds around it, all to enlarge his scope of work as a master of color, craft, and a master weaver. As stewards of his legacy—a program of both preservation and invention, attention to the past with a view to the future—we will enjoy support and guidance from our HAHS colleagues." – Carrie Rebora Barratt, Director, LongHouse Reserve
After a morning at the beach, this garden is a wonderful, peaceful respite from all the activity and traffic. Gorgeous landscaping and hidden sculptural surprises in every nook, fun paths to walk down and cleverly placed benches on which to sit and enjoy it all. The friendly staff member at the gate offered us scavenger hunt maps for the kids as well as an informative introduction to the garden. We all very much enjoyed the trip.
This place is an absolute gem. Incredible nature, landscaping, art, and furniture spread out over a sprawling estate. We brought our nieces there (7 & 8) and they went nuts! Best part is that kids are free. If you in the area, or even if you have to drive an hour, you have to check it out. Just check their calendar to make sure they are open, as they keep inconsistent hours.
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