Dinah Maxwell Smith: Time and Again


Dinah Maxwell Smith, A Day at the Beach, oil on canvas, 24 x 30"

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Visions of Southampton life. The first of a 2 part series that's part of the 375th Anniversary of Southampton.

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum will feature the works of acclaimed contemporary impressionist painter, Dinah Maxwell Smith, known widely for her paintings of landscapes, Long Island beach scenes, horses and dogs in a new exhibit titled Time and Again. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 2nd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and meet the artist.

The new exhibit features Maxwell Smith’s visions of Southampton life and is the first exhibit in a two-part series that the Museum will present in celebration of  the 375th anniversary of Southampton Town.

On display will be a series of paintings from Maxwell Smith’s latest works. Speaking about her selection, Maxwell Smith says “It's impossible to consider Southampton without its main feature: the ocean. And the beaches. I can go for months without actually going down to the ocean, but I'm always aware of its presence.”

The second part of the series celebrating Southampton Town will be a two person exhibition between local artists Michael Butler and Barbara Hadden, which opens in September.

Artist statement:

I love Southampton.

When I look at photos taken 100-150 years ago, with few houses or buildings, I marvel. I can only imagine what it must have looked like in 1640!

It's impossible to consider Southampton without its main feature: the ocean. And the beaches. I can go for months without actually going down to the ocean, but I'm always aware of its presence. I can hear it from my house in the village, a mile away. There are seagulls in the parking lots. And, too, the fog and the damp, are constant reminders of its proximity.

I love the history here, both anthropological and geographical. I love the scale, the vegetation, the sandy soil. And, of course, our beloved ocean.

So I paint a lot of people at the beach in their various activites. That's where I've spent a large, formative and enjoyable art of my life.

NOTE: Museum Hours: May 1st - 15th: 10am to 5pm daily, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Beginning May 15th: 10am to 5pm daily. Last admission 4:30pm.

Partially funded by the town of Southampton.