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SBU Rare Book Featured in Long Island Museum Exhibition

A rare book from Special Collections is currently on loan and on view in the Long Island Museum exhibition “Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur” through December 30, 2018. The exhibition examines and showcases Pelletreau’s unique works of silver

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Windmill Tales

If you were living in a small town on Long Island 200 years ago, the place to be would have been the local windmill. That’s where people gathered to grind their flour but also to gossip and catch up on

Posted in History, Southampton

Ninth Street Women

Six women were speaking as Mary Gabriel gave her Art in Focus lecture last night at the Southampton campus library. Gabriel, the author of Ninth Street Women, was telling the lives of five artists who navigated the exhilarating, exhausting, and

Posted in Art, Southampton

An Accidental Corpse

We kicked off the fall Art in Focus series in Southampton this past Tuesday with a murder mystery. What if you took one of the most iconic accidents in Long Island history and wove it into a larger plot –

Posted in About Us, Art, Southampton

Wild by Nature

We’ve got a new display up in the library highlighting the fascinating diversity of wildlife in and around Shinnecock Bay. From underwater to the skies above, it’s a rich and diverse ecosystem that never ceases to amaze. The photographs in

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book 3: A. A. Milne’s First Plays

A.A. Milne (1882-1956) is an English author who is best known as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Deep in the Southampton Stacks, however, hides an example of Milne’s earlier work. Milne’s First Plays was published in 1919, a transitional period of

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book Two: The Hotel, by Elizabeth Bowen

The Hotel, Elizabeth Bowen There are many literary classics nestled in the Southampton stacks awaiting the attention of a devoted reader. Tomes from Poe, Melville, Dickinson, Conrad lurk about, all of which we shall hopefully explore at a date currently

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Jackson Pollock’s Mural

At our second Art in Focus lecture of the summer, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis took us on a journey that included cave paintings, petroglyphs, Arizona landscapes, sand art, the WPA, the Art Student League, and an apartment on East Sixty-First

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Art in Focus Lecture June 5th

We are gearing up for next Tuesday’s lecture on Jackson Pollock’s Mural for Peggy Guggenheim.  If you’re unfamiliar with the back story, we luckily have reference books from the Pollock-Krasner Study Center collection at Southampton to help set the scene.

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book One: The Gilded Age

Nestled in the stacks of the SBU Southampton library sits a brown, nondescript book with faded, golden font. A crest on the cover of the book reads The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), and the spine of the

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