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Saturday Jun 27 - Sunday Sep 13

SAC Public Art Project: Outdoor Sculpture and Art Installation

Artists include Eric Fischl, Saskia Friedrich, Alice Hope, Bryan Hunt, Laurie Lambrecht, and Steve Miller.

This special installation on the east end west lawn of SAC is a collaboration between Artistic Director Amy Kirwin and Artist Eric Fischl and reflects both nature and the new normal of life during a pandemic. The intention is not only to offer an open-air experience that welcomes guests to roam freely and safely, but to draw attention to artists that use nature and humanity as an inspiration for their work. 

This project will enhance our beautiful grounds for the public to enjoy while taking advantage of the property. Combining both sculpture and installation makes for a dynamic use of the landscape, and the artists chosen all have works that will be in conversation with and draw attention to the stunning natural surroundings and existing sculptural features.

Image: Bryan Hunt; Monolith Quarry, 1979 & Cubit Quarry, 1979; Bronze, Editions 1/4; 30.5″ x 13.5″ x 28” and 14.5″ x 36″ x 27.5”

Friday Jul 03 - Monday Sep 07

Five Pillars Yoga at SAC

Five Pillars has been serving the Hamptons community for the last 4 years. During this pandemic, people need yoga more than ever, not only to maintain respiratory health, but more importantly, emotional well-being. Scientists have suggested that outdoor activities where social distancing and/or mask usage is possible is the safest way to stay healthy. SAC is thrilled to partner with Five Pillars to offer daily yoga classes at 9:30 AM on our expansive grounds. This way we can ensure the safety of the students and teachers, and continue to offer the high-quality yoga that Five Pillars is known for. 

All Outdoor Classes are Weather Permitting.

Mats & Blocks available for purchase, or bring your own from home (no rentals/no shared props/no storage).

Thursday Jul 09 - Thursday Jul 23

Kids Studio: POP UP PAINTING!

with Barbara Thomas

Paint outdoors! Learn how to paint trees, sky and clouds, grass, flowers and more.

Thursdays, July 9, 16, & 23 | 10-11:30 AM | $40 Per Session

Ages 6 and Up (6-12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian). All levels. Art materials supplied.

05:00 pm, Friday Jul 17

Annual Architecture + Design Tour Takes Flight to Palm Springs, CA

Live Virtual Event Featuring an Architectural Talk by modernist architect Lance O’Donnell with private tours of three select Palm Springs properties including Sunnylands.

Please join the Southampton Arts Center for our annual Architecture + Design Tour with a “twist”. Since we cannot host an in-person event, the 2020 tour will feature the city of Palm Springs known for its mid-century architecture and design as well as extraordinary beauty.

We will address many of the same key themes of past events – celebrating what distinguishes a unique area —from its architecture to its landscape, respecting the past while building the new, and highlighting environmentally friendly design.

08:30 pm, Friday Jul 17

Friday Features: Outdoor Screening of THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Presented with Hamptons International Film Festival

This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book “The Princess Bride” to his hard-to-impress grandson. This book, he promises, has everything – “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” – and all that he promised comes to life before the boy’s enchanted eyes as his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westley, the man she loves.

Film programming at SAC is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens.

Attendees are required to wear masks and follow established social distancing guidelines.

01:00 pm, Sunday Jul 19

Cyanotypes in the Sun with Laurie Lambrecht

Join artist Laurie Lambrecht on the East Lawn in front of the majestic pine tree that is now made more beautiful with Laurie’s series Ethereal Blues, including 19 cyanotypes on linen. Learn how to harness the power of the sun to make your own impression using leaves and other natural items from the grounds.

Attendees are expected to wear masks when less than 6 feet away from others, and established social distancing guidelines will be enforced.

08:30 pm, Sunday Jul 19

SUNDAY DOCS: Outdoor Screening of 2040: The Regeneration

Presented with Drawdown East End

Concerned about his young daughter’s future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.

Attendees are required to wear masks and follow established social distancing guidelines.

10:30 am, Saturday Jul 25

IMMERSIVE SOUND BATH MEDITATION IN THE THEATER

Daniel finally returns to SAC after a series of virtual sound meditations. Join us for a soothing, deeply relaxing, and immersive Soundbath Meditation with Daniel’s exquisite original set of crystal bowls, gongs, hang drum, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, didj, and other objects d’sound. This one-of-a-kind experience will melt away stress and leave you calm, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant!

Bring your own mats/blanets. Great for all skill levels.

Saturday Jul 25 - Sunday Dec 27

2020 VISION

Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center. Curated by David Kratz and Stephanie Roach, and edited by Emma Gilbey Keller.

Artists and writers are always the antennae of our society, all the more so at a time as challenging as this one.  They have an opportunity—some might say, a duty—to interpret this moment and imagine the world not only as it is, but also as it could be.

This is the guiding challenge of the group exhibition, 2020 Vision.  We asked artists, writers, and creative thinkers to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like?  What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against?

We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty.  

It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.