Peter Beard: Last Word from Paradise, on view through July 31, is divided into two sections installed in separate galleries. The exhibition is organized around the two outposts that Peter Beard calls home – Africa and the East End of Long Island. Representing the artist’s first U.S. museum solo exhibition in 15 years, the show presents more than 50 multi-layered collages, drawings, photographs, and diaries from the 1960s to the present, some on public view for the first time. Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise includes the artist’s iconic work from Africa that chronicles the change in the landscape from a time richly populated by elephants, rhinos, and crocodiles, to what remains today. Also on view will be never-before exhibited Montauk portraits of his home, family, and friends including Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Onassis, and Lee Radziwill.
The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. FREE Admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker. Museum Hours: Through July 4 Fri, Sat, & Mon 11am-5pm & Sun noon-5pm. July 5 through Labor Day open 7 days a week noon-5pm.