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05:15 pm, Thursday Aug 22

Stories and Sketches

Join illustrator and children’s book author Mickey Paraskevas just before he opens his 40-year retrospective at SAC in the fall for some storytelling and live sketching.

Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two went on to create and write the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon. Two of their other books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family.

12:00 pm, Friday Aug 23

A Design Dream Team – Kelly Behun, Ed Hollander and James Merrell

The dream team of AD100 honorees interior designer Kelly Behun and landscape architect Edmund Hollander, and architect James Merrell pull aside the curtain on what it really takes to create a beautifully integrated home – from the inside out, and the outside in.  Learn how this pro trio, which is the cornerstone of every significant residential project, merge design aesthetics and integrate important art collections into the design scheme to create a unified realization of the hopes and dreams of the most important member of the team – the client.

Moderated by Cristina Cuomo.

08:30 pm, Friday Aug 23

Outdoor Film: Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

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.

02:00 pm, Saturday Aug 24

Joel Sartore Book Signing in the PHOTO ARK Galleries

National Geographic PHOTO ARK creator Joel Sartore returns to SAC! The world-renowned wildlife photographer will be signing his books in the galleries on Saturday, August 24 from 2-3 PM.

You can bring your own books or Photo Ark ($35), Birds of the Photo Ark ($30) and Animal Ark Children’s Book ($16) will be available for purchase, first come first served.

THIS JUST IN…Southampton Arts Center will be the VERY FIRST to get Joel Sartore’s newest book THE PHOTO ARK: VANISHING, which is released to the public on September 10. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase  at $40.

05:30 pm, Saturday Aug 24

ICP TALKS: National Geographic Photographer JOEL SARTORE

THIS JUST IN…Joel Sartore, the world-renowned wildlife photographer, conservationist, and creator of the PHOTO ARK returns to SAC for an encore presentation of his not-to-be missed illustrated talk which inspired SAC and ICP to present the exhibition on view.

Space is limited – advance reservations encouraged!

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!