Cover for Guild Hall for All
Guild Hall
Guild Hall for All
Celebrating Guild Hall’s 90th year, this book documents the people and events that shaped creative culture on the East End of Long Island since 1931.
By Andrea Grover and Helen Harrison with a foreword by Alec Baldwin, preface by Martin Cohen, and contributions by Phyllis Braff and Bess Rattray
Designed by Eileen Boxer
Published 2021 | ISBN: 9780933793194

Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the United States to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in East Hampton, New York, as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone. With artists at the epicenter of activity, Guild Hall has welcomed some of the most influential creators of our time including Childe Hassam, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Arthur Miller, Jackson Pollock, Thornton Wilder, and Tennessee Williams. Films first shown at Guild Hall would become classics, emerging artists, legends. The rich history of Guild Hall is captured in the stunning publication.