The Heckscher Museum of Art, founded in 1920 by August Heckscher, is dedicated to furthering the appreciation and understanding of art by conserving, interpreting, refining and expanding its Permanent Collection, fostering scholarship, and presenting stimulating and inspiring exhibitions and educational programs for this and future generations. The Museum maintains a Permanent Collection of more than 2,200 works including paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photography spanning five centuries from the early 16th to present. It is the only museum on Long Island with extensive European holdings. Each year The Heckscher Museum of Art presents at least four major exhibitions, plus at least four exhibitions drawn from works in its Permanent Collection that advance scholarship, offer opportunities to explore and learn about diverse media, and enrich the visitor’s museum-going experience. Works from the Permanent Collection are loaned to institutions throughout the United States and worldwide.