Elaine Benson Art Gallery

The Elaine Benson Gallery opened in 1965 and closed in 2006. It was located across from the post office in Bridgehampton, New York and is currently located inside the Children’s Museum of the East End.

 

 

Last summer, The Children’s Museum of the East End hosted “Mostly Fish” exhibition featuring a collection of work from 16 East End artists. The exhibition was curated by Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery and it celebrated the aquatic life found in the homes, bays, and oceans throughout the East End and beyond. It featured artists Scott Scott Bluedorn, Rossa Cole, Kimberly Goff, Edward Joseph, Ann Lombardo, Dave Nadal, Stephen Mannino, Lynn Matsuoka, Connie Oshrin, Leo Revi, John Rist, Cindy Pease Roe, Gary Schatmeyer, Barbara Thomas, Pamela Thomson and Maureen Travers.

In an interview with CMEE, Kimberly discussed being a pivotal member of the community much like her mother was before her passing. “Being active in the community has always been high on my list as well as my mother’s. In fact, people used to say that my mother was the “unofficial mayor of Bridgehampton.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the Children’s Museum to an audience who might otherwise be unaware of its commitment to the East End community,” said Kimberly Goff, the show’s organizer. “As a former member of CMEE’s board and current member of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Board, I view any chance to raise the profile of the area’s cultural institutions as a no-brainer.”

This summer, Kimberly Goff has curated a handful of exciting shows such as “Whimsy” and “Creatures Large & Small.” The last exhibition of the summer season is “Part II, An Invitational” and will be available for viewing starting August 18 until October 23, 9am to 5pm daily.

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