WHAT The inaugural Long Island Biennial was in 2010 at Huntington's Heckscher Museum of Art and Cinema Arts Centre. So now it's time for Biennial 2012. Fifty-two artworks -- paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs and mixed media -- were selected by jurors Renato Danese of Manhattan's Danese Gallery and Franklin Perrell, former Nassau County Museum of Art curator, and Richard Vaux, artist and a professor emeritus of Adelphi University. The biennial opens Saturday at the Heckscher, along with a smaller "Max Weber on Long Island" exhibit. In addition, film and video entries for the biennial are still being juried by Cinema Arts for presentation in July.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday through Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and until 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month, Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
ADMISSION $5-$8 (discounts for Huntington residents)
INFO 631-351-3250, heckscher.org
MUSIC: Daedalus Quartet
WHAT Considered a leader among the new generation of American string foursomes, the Daedalus Quartet has earned praise from critics and appreciation from fans for intensity, focus and sheer musicianship in its decade of performance. Violinists Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul, violist Jessica Thompson and cellist Thomas Kraines, who hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music and Harvard University, compose the quartet. Part of Tilles Center's Music at Hillwood series, the matinee recital includes Haydn's String Quartet, known as "The Joke," Beethoven's String Quartet No. 7 and Dvorak's Quintet for Piano and Strings, also featuring Caroline Stoessinger, artistic director of the series.
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