Founded in 1939, the Long Island Museum of Art, History, and Carriages (LIM) is located in historic Stony Brook, New York. LIM is dedicated to serving the Long Island community through the preservation and sharing of local history and art, a culturally diverse exhibition and programming schedule, and collaboration with other arts organizations. The campus grounds are home to a number of historical buildings, gardens, sculptures, and gallery spaces.
LIM’s collection of more than 50,000 artifacts is subdivided into three categories – art and archives, history, and carriage. The museum’s art collection consists of nearly 450 paintings, 2,000 works on paper, and 40 sculptural works that feature nationally known artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, George Constant, and Jane Wilson. LIM is known for having the largest repositories of art and ephemera from famed 19th century genre painter William Sidney Mount. The history collection contains a variety of artifacts including 2,500 household items, nearly 1,200 decorative and applied art, an array of textiles/costumes and locally-made furniture. The carriage collection is internationally known and comprises of nearly 200 horse-drawn vehicles, over 25,000 non-vehicular artifacts, and over 225 carriage-related clothing items including hunting, leisure, and competition attire. The vehicles range from phaetons to sleighs to fire-fighting vehicles as well as European-style vehicles from Bavaria, Italy, France, and England.
For more information about The Long Island Museum visit https://longislandmuseum.org/.