Virtual Gallery Tours

Glen Baldridge in his Brooklyn studio. View more at the Halsey McKay Viewing Room.
Independent/Courtesy Halsey McKay Gallery

Local galleries are getting creative with their content, as more are taking things virtual. Whether you want to tour an exhibition or search for a piece to purchase, here’s a list of websites to explore.

Bridgehampton’s RJD Gallery is encouraging the public to explore its virtual gallery. Enjoy a conversation between artist Dean Mitchell and gallery curator Mago available on Vimeo. View his works and more at

Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton is currently virtually displaying Glen Baldridge’s three new paintings in its online Viewing Room, set to be updated periodically. The Viewing Room gives viewers a glimpse into aritst’s studios and the process as new works develop. Visit

Guild Hall in East Hampton has a designated @Home section on its website ( for all things creative — ranging from performances to recipes. Right now, you can even explore its Permanent Collection in-depth, right from your couch. All artists are tabbed by name, making it easy to either find your favorites or search them all.

Southampton Arts Center aims to make the world a little brighter with a nine-minute YouTube video on its website, a virtual exhibition of a community art share. Watch it in full at

Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill’s website offers plenty of creative inspiration, with artist stories, art studios, and a museum podcast. The oftentimes sold out PechaKucha is accessible, along with nearly 400 videos of programming on Vimeo. Find all the links at, a leading site for art displays, is a terrific place to just type in your favorite gallery’s name and see what works are online. Think of it as the Goodreads for the art world.

If you want to share your gallery’s virtual info, be sure to email me at the address above, as The Independent will be updating this list regularly.

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