East End Stories documents the dynamic history of visual artists on the East End of Long Island. This web site provides access to biographical information, art historical narratives, photographs, and maps that enable visitors to explore the lives of hundreds of artists who have lived on or visited Long Island from the 1820s to the present. The site launched with a new design in November 2012. Interactive maps and mobile features will debut in early 2013.
East End Stories on Screen, a semiannual live-narrated film series composed of excerpts from rarely seen archival films and videotapes, brings East End Stories to life through moving images with live commentary by the series curator and special guests. Films range from artists’ interviews to studio visits, documentaries, film art, and amateur and small gauge movies. Participants and contributors include Bob Colacello, Joel David, Helen Harrison, Genie Henderson, Andy Lampert, Mike Solomon, Penny Wright, Larry Rivers Foundation, LTV, Inc., Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pollock Krasner House and Study Center, and Warhol Museum.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grantmaking, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit http://www.imls.gov or follow @US_IMLS on Twitter.
Additional funding was provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Linda Hackett/ CAL Foundation; David, Saundra, Jordan, Jeremy & Noa Dubin given in honor of Dorothy Lichtenstein; Arthur L. Loeb; and The Werner and Maren Otto Fund for the Study of the Art of Eastern Long Island.