Editors’ Picks: 8 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a History of Censorship in Art to a Robert Longo Show in East Hampton
“Robert Longo: A History of the Present” at Guild Hall, East Hampton
Just as Guild Hall celebrates its 90th anniversary this summer, the historic Hamptons art institution is reflecting on another long stretch of American history: the aftermath of World War II through the present, as viewed through the lens of Robert Longo. The artist, who has spent decades documenting turning points in American life, presents 17 of his monumental charcoal drawings in two parts. In the first gallery, Longo reinterprets milestones of Abstract Expressionist art history; in the second, he explores world-changing historical events, such as the dropping of the atomic bomb and the George Floyd protests.
Location: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton
Time: Sunday–Monday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday–Friday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.