Heckscher Museum Admission to Remain Free Through Bank Grant

 A $25,000 grant from Bank of America will allow the Heckscher Museum to continue with free admission into 2025.
The Heckscher Museum was founded in 1920 as a place for the public to enjoy free access to world-class art. It has continued to work with partners and through fundraising efforts to continue that access.
“We are grateful to Bank of America for its generosity and partnership,” said Heather Arnet, executive director and CEO. “Founders Anna and August Heckscher envisioned a thriving ‘museum for all’. This grant will allow the museum to continue that important mission and ensure that cost will not be a barrier for any individual or family to view the Museum’s fine art collection and exhibitions.”
August and Anna Heckscher donated the museum building and original collection of 185 works
of art in 1920 to benefit the citizens of Huntington.
“Making Long Island’s flourishing arts community and cultural institutions accessible to locals
and visitors alike has the power to create long-lasting, positive change in our communities,”
said Marc Perez, president, Bank of America Long Island. “In partnership with The Heckscher
Museum of Art, we look forward to ensuring that access to the museum’s dynamic exhibitions
and permanent collection is free to the public.”
The museum’s collection comprises more than 2,300 works from the 16th to the 21st century,
including European and American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Located in scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Heckscher.org for more information. Heckscher.org

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