The Dan Flavin Institute is located on Bridgehampton, NY.
Established in 1983 as a permanent installation of Flavin’s work, this renovated firehouse holds a permanent installation of nine works in fluorescent light created by the artist between 1963 and 1981, and a gallery for changing exhibitions. Planned by the artist for the second-floor gallery of the space, the permanent installation traces Flavin’s practice from 1963 -- when he decided to work solely with standard fluorescent fixtures and tubes -- to 1981, just before the presentation was realized. In creating this exhibition, Flavin conceived of the sculptures and the architecture as a single, unified installation. By manipulating the formal, phenomenal, and referential characteristics of light, the installation asks viewers to consider a series of contrasts -- between colors, intensities of light, structure and formlessness, the obvious and the mysterious, and the serious and the humorous
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Open from :
May to October - Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm
November to April - Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm
HOW TO GET THERE
BY TRAIN: Long Island Railroad. Take Montauk Line to Bridgehampton (2.5-3hrs) from Pen Station. Exit the platform and walk east on Maple Lane to Corwith Av. Walk on Corwith Av 1.5 blocks. Check http://mta.info for more information
BY CAR: Take Midtown tunnel to the Ll Expressway 495 east to exit 70. Turn right off the exit ramp onto route 111 which connects to east bound Route 27 ( Montauk Highway). Stay on 27 to Bridgehampton. Turn left at the intersection with Corwith Ave.and Main St. The Dan Flavin Art Institute is on your right.