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EAST END A RT T he streets and lanes of the East End are filled with galleries and museums large and small. As the summer season begins we have a number of early-season exhibitions you do not want to miss.   GUILD HALL The most important museum in the area was founded in 1930 to ensure the public had access to the arts in all its various forms. From the beginning it has offered exhibitions of locally known as well as internationally renowned artists from all fields and disciplines. One of the most influential figures of the past 40 years, LAURIE ANDERSON is an avante-grade performer, musician, painter and singer who helped define pop and performance art. This summer she brings an eye-opening new exhibit combining Virtu- al Reality, Video Performance and a series of ten new drawings to East Hampton’s Guild Hall. This unique opportunity to experience Laurie’s genius is free to the public and runs June 2 - July 22. 158 Main Street - East Hampton 631-324-4050   POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER He may have arrived a starving artist, hardly dif- ferent from a hundred others trying to establish an identity here, but by the time he passed away in 1956 Jackson Pollock left a legacy few can ever imagine. While here he and his wife Lee Krasner 18 | Montauk Life | JUNE 2018 A Photograph by Jonathan Clancy called “Mayflower”. lived in a small farmhouse overlooking Accabonac Harbor. There Pollock perfected the drip painting style that is his legacy. Amazingly, when the property was acquired traces of his work were left literally on the old barn floors and walls! Today that farmhouse is a National Historic Land- mark, preserved as a teaching opportunity for art- ists and visitors who yearn to know more about this iconic figure and his methods. Open to the public Thursday - Saturday 1-5PM you can also reserve a place in their once-a-day guided tours held at noon each day by contacting them at www.pkhouse.org. They also features exhibitions by noted artists beginning this month with a wonderful exhibition of WORKS BY LOUIS SCHANKER. One of the most admired printmakers and muralists of the 20th cen- tury much of his work was created under the govern- ment’s WPA program in the 1930’s. Designed to sup- port artists and enhance public spaces Schanker was a leading figure of that time. On exhibit from now till July 28 it is followed by THE PERMANENT COL- LECTION. Here works collected since the House’s opening in 1988 by a variety of contemporary artists are mixed with works by Pollack and Krasner to give the full feel of the influence and importance of 20th century art on its time and today’s work. On exhibi- tion through October 2x7. 830 Fireplace Road - East Hampton - 631-324-4929 www.MontaukLife.com