Helen A. Harrison, a former New York Times art critic and National Public Radio commentator, is the author of numerous articles, exhibition catalogues, essays in scholarly and popular journals, and four mystery novels set in the art world. She was the curator of the Guild Hall Museum, Parrish Art Museum, and Queens Museum before becoming director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. In her lecture, she will discuss the history of the East End’s art community, Guild Hall’s role as its cultural center, and a selection of works in the exhibition. Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts presents highlights from the collection of Guild Hall (East Hampton), one of the country’s first multidisciplinary centers to combine an art museum, theater, and education program. Established in 1931 by Mary Woodhouse (also a co-founder of The Society of the Four Arts), Guild Hall has become the cultural heart of the East End through its core principle that participation in the arts creates greater civic engagement. For more information on Guild Hall, go to guildhall.org.