9.2/ SPLIA: ‘Collecting Long Island’ Exhibit, September 15 / December 17

Louis Grube (1812–1902), Oyster Bay Mill, 1866 (Oil on canvas; 7 x 10 1⁄4 in.) Private Collection

Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities


161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Collecting Long Island


In 1976, SPLIA curator, Dean Failey, mounted the first exhibition to explore Long Island’s rich and often puzzling decorative arts heritage. More than forty years later, its groundbreaking discover- ies continue to inspire and inform. Collecting Long Island follows the continued efforts of collectors to expand our knowledge of Long Island’s complex material past.

This display of outstanding examples of regional paintings and decorative arts, most on public view for the first time, will present new discoveries and encourage visitors to look at objects through the eye of the collector to understand how we know what we know about the things Long Islanders have made, used, and cherished for centuries.

Thursdays through Sundays, 12pm4pm September 15th to December 17th, 2017 (Closed Thanksgiving weekend)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5pm Curator’s Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2pm

Free to the public but please RSVP: 631-692-4664 (Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm)



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