Event Details

All for the Hall

Robert Longo. Study of Angel Wing, 2020. Ink and charcoal on vellum, 19 1/4 x 33 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.

Saturday, August 8– Thu, December 31

Friday to Monday from 12–5pm

158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States


Renowned American artist Robert Longo has mobilized 60 artists to donate artworks for a special benefit exhibition supporting Guild Hall, the historic multidisciplinary center that has long served the artist community of Long Island’s East End. In response to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, All for the Hall includes painting, sculpture, photography and new site-responsive installations by such artists as Laurie Anderson, Philippe Cheng, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Fischl, Rashid Johnson, Shirin Neshat, Enoc Perez, Dorothea Rockburne, Ugo Rondinone, Clifford Ross, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Karin Waisman, and Robert Wilson, among many others. The museum exhibition will be on view at Guild Hall from August 8 through December 31, 2020, with a corresponding virtual gallery here. All works are available for purchase at accessible price points starting at $500, with all proceeds benefiting Guild Hall. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall had planned a solo exhibition dedicated to Longo this summer. As the scale and impact of this crisis became known and Guild Hall was forced to cancel its annual Summer Gala and Auction, Longo suggested postponing the exhibition and leading this alternative fundraising initiative, alongside Guild Hall’s Museum Director and Chief Curator, Christina Mossaides Strassfield, who is curating the exhibition. The exhibition follows a recent stage fundraiser that was also initiated by the artist community, a virtual staged reading of Same Time, Next Year, directed by Bob Balaban and featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore. 

Since it was founded in 1931, Guild Hall has served as a cultural cornerstone of Long Island’s East End and as a resource for the artist communities that have long existed in the Hamptons. The benefit exhibition reflects the commitment and long-standing relationship between the center and area artists that has developed over the years. The artists featured in All for the Hall include internationally renowned artists as well as those with local acclaim, united by their personal connections to East End, having lived, worked, or consistently visited the region.


John Alexander, Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Jules de Balincourt, Kirsten Benfield, Ross Bleckner, Dianne Blell, Philippe Cheng, Chuck Close, Renee Cox, Jennifer Cross, Jeremy Dennis, Anh Duong, Eric Fischl, Ralph Gibson, Wade Guyton, Michael Halsband, Hiroyuki Hamada, Val Hindra, Sheree Hovsepian, Judith Hudson, Bryan Hunt, Yung Jake, Rashid Johnson, Emilia & Ilya Kabakov, Jon Kessler, Bill Komoski, Robert Longo, Joel Mesler, Steve Miller, Sam Moyer, Shirin Neshat, Paulina Olowska, Dennis Oppenheim, Tony Oursler, Carol Peligian, Enoc Perez, Dorothea Rockburne, Alexis Rockman, Ugo Rondinone, Clifford Ross, Toni Ross, David Salle, Mason Saltarrelli, Matthew Satz, Bastienne Schmidt, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, Kiki Smith, Ned Smyth, Adam Straus, Billy Sullivan, Sara VanDerBeek, Karin Waisman, Nick Weber, Robert Wilson, Lucy Winton, Darius Yektai, Nico Yektai, and Almond Zigmund.


To ensure the health and safety of its visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall has instituted the following measures: 

  • Reservations to visit the Museum are required. You can reserve timed tickets beginning Wednesday, July 29 on this page or by calling 631-324-0806 Friday-Monday, 12-5 p.m.
  • Visitors are asked to be on time for their appointment. Visits are for a maximum of one hour and no more than 30 people will be allowed in the museum galleries at a time.
  • Visitors should enter through the left most front door of the building and check in with the Receptionist at the box office. A one-way footpath proceeds throughout the museum.
  • Masks are required in the building for all patrons over the age of 2.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is encouraged in the museum galleries and lobby.

    Robert Longo was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives and works in New York, New York. In 2016, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, presented a major exhibition of his works alongside those of Francisco Goya and Sergei Eisenstein. The exhibition, titled Proof, traveled to the Brooklyn Museum in 2017 and to the Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 2018. Longo additionally has had one-person exhibitions at the Musée d‘art moderne et d‘art contemporain, Nice; Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany; Albertina, Vienna; Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Menil Collection, Houston. He has been included in Documenta 7 and 8, the 1983 and 2004 Whitney Biennials, and the 47th Venice Biennale.


Principal Sponsors: Lucio and Joan Noto, Kathy Rayner, and Leila Straus
Lead Sponsors: Fern and Lenard Tessler
Co-Lead Sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield, Amanda and Donald Mullen, and the Yurman Family Foundation
Additional Support: Linda and Gregory Fischbach, Agnes Gund, The Hayden Family Foundation, Dayna and Steve Novenstein, Janet C. Ross, Nicole Salmasi, Alice and Tom Tisch, and Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson
Special Thanks To: Barbara and Richard Lane
Media Sponsor: Galerie Magazine
All Museum Programming supported in part by The Melville Straus Family Endowment, The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment, Crozier Fine Arts, The Lorenzo and Mary Woodhouse Trust, an anonymous donor, and public funds provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
Free admission is generously funded by BNB Bank and Landscape Details