Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts

Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts
Runs Saturday, February 10Sunday, April 28, 2024

Location: Esther B. O’Keeffe Building, 102 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach.
Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Four Arts members only, 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets: Are available at the door or may be reserved in advance. Walk-ins are welcome.

Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts presents highlights from the collection of Guild Hall (East Hampton), one of the country’s first multidisciplinary centers to combine an art museum, theater, and education program. Established in 1931 by Mary Woodhouse (also a co-founder of The Society of the Four Arts), Guild Hall has become the cultural heart of the East End through its core principle that participation in the arts creates greater civic engagement. For more information on Guild Hall, go to

While Guild Hall is undertaking a facility-wide Capital Improvements Project, it is sharing its collection, which comprises over 2,400 works by internationally renowned 20th and 21st century artists, through this traveling exhibition. An Adventure in the Arts features 72 works by 59 artists, including George Bellows, Lynda Benglis, Chuck Close, Jane Freilicher, Adolph Gottlieb, Jasper Johns, Thomas Moran, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Rauschenberg. Many of these artists lived and worked in the East End, highlighting the tradition of artists in residence since the 1870s. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Guild Hall For All (2021), which was published in celebration of the institution’s 90th anniversary.

Image at top: Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Little Old Cottage, Egypt Lane, East Hampton, 1917, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Garver (in memory of her great aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Childe Hassam), 67.1

Exhibition lecture: 11 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2024: Helen A. Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY

This exhibition has been organized by Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.