NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY
In 1960, founding Director of the Department of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, Victor D'Amico and his wife Mabel bought a World War I Navy barge. Then they turned it into an art studio. I mean, what else? Today, The Art Barge sits in Napeague Harbor just outside Hither Hills State park and offers classes in ceramics, studio painting, and photography for artists and aspiring artists alike.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Believe it or not, when the prince of pop art wanted to get away from it all, he high-tailed it to Montauk. Andy Warhol set up his relaxation station in a 30 acre, oceanside estate fondly known as "Eothen" meaning "from the east" back in 1972. And, of course, Warhol would invite friends over--pals like Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Liz Taylor, and John Lennon just to name a few!
INSIDE THE STUDIO
We may never know exactly what was going on inside of the mind of so-called "action painter" Jackson Pollock, but you can get a look inside his art studio. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center still stands today in a wooden farmhouse in the town of Spring, East Hampton and is where Pollock and wife Lee Krasner both lived and made art. Pollock set up shop in the barn while Krasner painted in the bedroom. Tours are available courtesy of the Stony Brook Foundation where you can still see stray paint from Pollock's work scattered across the excavated floorboards.