The Victor D'Amico Institute of Art, affectionately known as The Art Barge in Amagansett is a unique non-profit organization on the East End. It was established in 1960 by Victor D'Amico, the founding Director of the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art from 1937 until 1970. Victor D’Amico was not only a remarkable artist and teacher, but a visionary and pioneer of modern art education.
The Art Barge is a summer art school situated on a World War I Navy barge that was towed ashore and beached along Napeague Harbor and dedicated to the ideals of Victor D’amico, “that the arts are a humanizing force and their major function is to vitalize living.” As the arts are increasingly neglected by educational institutions, The Art Barge recognizes the artistic potential within every man, woman, and child. Through weekend workshops, open studio sessions, and evening events, The Art Barge is an accessible art center that prides itself on furthering arts education and reflecting the rich art history of Long Island.
This weekend The Art Barge is hosting an end-of-summer "Art Sail" and I was asked to participate. I am thrilled to be invited into such an artistic community and can't wait to see the variety of art and the artists who create it. Details are as follows:
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday Sept 23 Reception
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday Sept 24 Exhibition
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday Sept 25 Exhibition