East End Arts: ‘The Best of Jackie O’ / Bert Morgan Photos — Opens 6.15


Photography by Bert Morgan
From the Collection of Patrick Montgomery


Exhibit Starting Friday, June 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13

At the Greenport Theater, Presented by East End Arts

East End Arts is pleased to announce a special new exhibition at the Greenport Theater featuring the photography of Bert Morgan: The Best of Jackie O. In the introduction to the book, “Young Jackie,” Olivia Harrison writes, “In these touching images of small Jackie in jodhpurs, tweed jacket and little riding boots, or grinning next to her huge Great Dane, Bonnett, at a dog show, Bert Morgan captures the beauty, poise and determination that would later beguile the world.”

Bert came to America from England at the age of seven and grew up in Brooklyn. In 1930 he bought a camera and for the next five decades would photograph the rich and famous, who allowed him into their social sphere because it was said that he agreed to never publish an unflattering photograph. Bert recognized that Jackie Bouvier was a star from age five and was encouraged by Jackie’s socialite mother, Janet Lee to photograph Jackie as she participated in East End events.

Bert Morgan’s extensive collection of negatives from his career was purchased from his estate in 2009 by film and photo archivist Patrick Montgomery, who has made them available for use in magazines, books and films. Patrick has also generously donated relevant negatives to local east end historical societies and museums, as well as organizations in Florida.

The exhibit begins Friday, June 15 and will be on display in the Greenport Theater throughout the summer, and can be visited during theater hours. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, July 13, 2017, from 6 – 7:30 PM. The public is welcome to this free event to view the photos from Patrick Montgomery’s collection and speak with him. All exhibited work is for sale, framed as well as unframed. To purchase, contact East End Arts at 631-727-0900. The Greenport Theater is located at 211 Front Street in Greenport.


East End Arts extends its thanks to Patrick Montgomery for sharing his beautiful collection, as well as the Greenport Theater for providing the exhibition space. East End Arts’ exhibits at off-site satellite gallery spaces are a collaborative effort to introduce artists and their work to the East End communities.


East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.




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