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Experience the Work of Artist Courtney M. Leonard

July 15, 2023 - November 4, 2023

Upcoming Guided Tours at Planting Fields and Heckscher Museum of Art:
12:30 – 1 pm, 2:30 – 3 pm at each site
Saturday, Sept 9
Saturday, Oct 21
Saturday, Nov. 4
You choose where to begin! Join us for guided tours featuring the work of contemporary artist Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, b. 1980) at two locations, Planting Fields and The Heckscher Museum of Art.

At Planting Fields, Leonard’s site-specific art installation, BREACH: Logbook 23 | ROOT, examines how the colonization of Long Island has impacted traditional Shinnecock foodways. Walk through this installation inspired by the concept of root cellars and experience how Leonard explores themes of food and cultural sovereignty, as well as ongoing ecological issues that endanger the Shinnecock Nation and our global waterways.

At The Heckscher Museum of Art, explore the first retrospective of her work, the exhibition COURTNEY M. LEONARD: LOGBOOK 2004-2023. Leonard’s powerful work in ceramics, painting, video, and installation engages with Long Island’s colonial history; celebrates Indigenous knowledge and resilience; and addresses urgent ecological issues.

Adults (18+) $10
Teens (13-17) $5
Kids (under 13) Free
+ $8 Parking fee per car at Planting Fields (Free with Empire Pass)

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Our newly released publication Courtney M. Leonard catalogues this exhibition and contains an interview with the artist, new photography and so much more. Courtney M. Leonard is NOW AVAILABLE ($25 plus tax) at the Visitor Center and by emailing info@plantingfields.org. 

Walk-ins welcome, as space allows, at The Heckscher Museum of Art.
*Please note that the installation at Planting Fields is located outdoors and requires some walking on uneven surfaces. For questions about accessibility, please contact us at info@plantingfields.org or 516-922-9210