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The Secret Life of Clothing

“Clothing holds memory.” That was one of the overriding themes of a talk by artist Sue Ferguson Gussow at the Southampton Library’s Art in Focus lecture series on Tuesday night. A Professor Emerita of The Cooper Union School of Architecture,

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David Martine on Contemporary Native American Art

Many thanks to Shinnecock artist, educator, and author David Martine who started off our fall Art in Focus lecture series with a fascinating look at Native American Art. David is a member of Amerinda, a New York-based organization promoting and

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Test Your Literary Knowledge

Try this exercise. Think of your favorite book. Picture its cover, where you were when you read it, what it meant to you. Now: can you remember the first line? The Southampton Library posed that question to patrons and visitors

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Remembering Lee Krasner

The summer of 1974 had a lasting impact on Ruth Appelhof. An art history student at the time, she also found herself the house guest of Lee Krasner in Springs, Long Island. Armed with typewriter and tape recorder, Ruth hoped

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Re-examining the Art of the 80s

Last night the Southampton Library hosted Dr. Charles A. Riley, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, as part of our annual Art in Focus lecture series. The topic was the exhibition now running at the museum, That 80s

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Art in Focus: The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center, which lies some twenty minutes east of the Southampton campus, was founded in 1992 as a space to foster and incubate the work of artists across a range of endeavors. It is the vision of theater director

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Therapy Dogs at Southampton

We had a great turnout to our annual semester-ending visit from our therapy dog friends courtesy of CAPS and PALS. This year’s stress-relief was provided by Lucy and Cory. As finals are winding down for some (but not all) of

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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

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Revisiting the Beat Scene

The Southampton Library wrapped up its fall Art in Focus lecture series with Elena Prohaska Glinn speaking about The Beat Scene (Reel Art Press). This book presents photographs taken by her late husband, Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. The photos capture

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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

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