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Thursday Jun 27 - Sunday Sep 08

National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore

The International Center of Photography and Southampton Arts Center are thrilled to co-present the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibition this summer, featuring the compelling and visually stunning work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. The exhibition will highlight Sartore’s images from his work in more than 250 zoos, aquariums and animal rescue centers around the world.

This exhibition is made possible by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and Chris Liddell and is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

NOTE: Galleries will open at 1 PM on Saturday, August 24 and will be closed on Saturday, July 27 and Thursday, August 29

02:00 am, Sunday Aug 25

World Music on the Steps: Jeff Marshall & Claes Brondal

World Music on the Steps with The Jam Session of the Hamptons returns for another summer of live music with musicians from our local and global community. The world-class performances have experience especially designed to showcase the diversity of music, appealing to adults and children alike as they pass by. These informal concerts take place on the front steps of SAC every Sunday from 2 to 4 PM from July 7 through September 1. 

06:00 pm, Sunday Aug 25

Who Gets to Call it Art? Screening and Panel Discussion

This documentary explores the iconoclastic life of museum curator Henry Geldzahler. A voice in the wilderness during the 1960s, Geldzahler championed the work of pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who were not highly accepted in the art scene. Through footage from the era and interviews with artists, the film reveals Geldzahler’s contributions to the art world — including his landmark exhibition “New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The screening followed by panel discussion moderated by Holly Peterson with Bob Colacello, Lisa Dennison, Met Director Max Hollein, Jane Holzer and Director/Producer Peter Rosen.

02:00 pm, Monday Aug 26

ICP Photography Workshop: Wildlife Portraits with Quogue Wildlife Refuge Animal Ambassadors

Walk on the wild side with animal ambassadors from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge! In this workshop instructed by ICP Faculty Andy French students will photograph live animals such as Great Horned Owls, Yellow-Footed Tortoises, and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches in the style of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. Through Photo Ark, Joel aims to document every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife. Students will use pop-up light boxes to take portraits of the animal ambassadors with their iPhones or SLRs.

07:00 pm, Monday Aug 26

Theatre & Opera Mondays: Dear Erich – A Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal

Dear Erich is inspired by 200 newly discovered letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by Herta Rosenthal to her son Erich, the composer’s father. Dear Erich tells a refugee story for our times. How can a family cope as the walls of their nation’s hatred close in around them? For those who escape, what lies ahead? Even in the land of the free, are they ever really free? What if they never learn the fate of loved ones left behind and the communications just stopped? What does closure mean, why does remembrance matter, where does hope come from?

06:00 pm, Thursday Aug 29

SUMMERFEST 2019

Our 6th annual SummerFest Culinary Arts Festival will honor Diane Tuft with the Champion of the Arts Award.

This festive end of summer event will feature signature dishes from the most celebrated chefs and restaurants on the East End!

08:30 pm, Friday Aug 30

Outdoor Film: Annual Screening of JAWS

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. Don’t miss our annual tradition of showing this Spielberg classic at the end of the summer! After Labor Day, you might not want to go back in the water…until next year.

Presented with Hamptons International Film Festival. Sponsored by Corcoran, Licensed Associate RE Broker Jennifer Mahoney and Licensed Associate RE Broker Mary Slattery. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.

09:30 am, Saturday Aug 31

Immersive Sound Meditation in the Galleries

Come experience and enjoy a soothing, deeply relaxing, immersive Sound Meditation with Daniel Lauter, using hand selected exquisite crystal bowls and gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, and more.

Wellness @SAC has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Michael and Annie Falk Foundation.

11:30 am, Saturday Aug 31

Photo Ark Gallery Tour with Quogue Wildlife Refuge & Animal Ambassdors

Join us for one final tour of National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Satore with live animals!

One of Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s experts will bring along some of their animal ambassadors and will lead a tour focusing on the species living at the Quogue center. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures and learn about what makes them so special and vital to our ecosystem.

07:00 pm, Saturday Aug 31

Outdoor Concert with West End Blend – 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Favorites!

Since their conception, Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs a horn section, two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since. 

New this year! Food and beverage will be available for purchase from the Thyme Truck and 230 Elm at all evening outdoor programs.