Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, Stony Brook

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The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, known as the Long Island Museum (LIM), is a nine-acre museum located in Stony Brook, New York. The LIM serves the Long Island community by preserving and displaying its collection of art, historical artifacts, and carriages; providing educational and public programming; and collaborating with a variety of other arts and cultural organizations.

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  • Just piling on at this point, but another great review of this place. It has varied exhibits, costs $7 (basically the price of a movie ticket) and you can just see the highlights or do a deep dive... 
    Just piling on at this point, but another great review of this place. It has varied exhibits, costs $7 (basically the price of a movie ticket) and you can just see the highlights or do a deep dive...  more »
  • My wife and I visited this eclectic museum, a collection of buildings relocated on the other side of the road from where Google Maps directed us. After paying $14 for 2 seniors (card only), we spent....  more
    My wife and I visited this eclectic museum, a collection of buildings relocated on the other side of the road from where Google Maps directed us. After paying $14 for 2 seniors (card only), we spent....  more »
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  • What a fabulous Long Island experience! The museum presents a fine combination of history and art. We spent hours there and will go back again. The Mount brothers from Long Island are world class artists, and there is no other Mount collection as comprehensive as this. The labels wonderfully explain the historical context of the works. And don't miss the painting, "The Wreck of the Mexico," (1837) by James Fulton Pringle. It depicts a true-life scene that Walt Whitman wrote about in the poem "Sleepers" in "Leaves of Grass." The painting shows one hundred or so immigrants, many of them families from Ireland, standing on the icy deck of a wrecked ship just 100 yards off Long Beach. The captain and crew are seen rowing to shore in the only rescue boat. Within a few hours, all of the passengers will freeze to death. It is a tragic, heart-wrenching scene. There is a book about it for sale at the museum store: "WATER & ICE: The Tragic Wrecks of the Bristol and the Mexico on the South Shore of Long Island."
  • Super cool...took the kids. They loved to see so many different wagons and the evolution. Also, the art museum with all the school kids art...made the kids feel special to see their art on display.

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