446 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton NY 11937
(631) 329 3288
DescriptionThe Judith Leiber Collection of handbags and artworks by her husband Gerson are housed in a museum building on the grounds of their house located at 446 Old Stone Highway in the village of Springs, East Hampton, NY. There is a gravel parking lot in front of the gate to the sculpture garden and museum. The sculpture garden has benches on which to sit and enjoy the beautiful location.
Gravel walkways lead to the museum building which has 2 stone steps up to the double door entrance. There are 2 levels in this building. A staircase leads to the second floor. There is no elevator. The main floor is level with ample space in the aisles around the exhibit cases.
On the main level is an exhibit of Judith Leiber's iconic accessories which changes annually. Behind this gallery is a room exhibiting Gerson Leiber's large paintings. A single occupancy restroom is located here.
There is no gift shop but there are many interesting free brochures and a very knowledgeable docent to answer questions. Admission is free.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 0
Surface of lot: gravel
Distance to venue: a walk
Places to rest: benches in garden
Paths and walkways: gravel
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: staircase
Width of aisles: ample
Location of restrooms: rear of main gallery
Type of restroom: single occupancy
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
In 2005, Gerson and Judith Leiber built a gallery to house their works of art and to chronicle their careers, offering an unparalleled retrospective of their creations over the past many decades.(website). For anyone familiar with the iconic accessories of Judith Leiber, this is a very worthwhile summer drive.
After a beautiful drive down the roads of the Village of Springs in East Hampton, continue up the driveway of 446 Old Stone Highway to the gravel parking lot in front of the gates to the sculpture garden and museum. They are both located next door to the Leibers’ residence.
After a walk down the gravel pathways through the beautiful sculpture garden, the museum building comes into view. The double door entrance is 2 stone steps up. We have loved the accessories and amazing handbags of Ms Leiber’s for years, so to see so many of them in one place was very exciting. The building has 2 stories. The second floor is accessed by staircase only.
It is easy to maneuver around the showcases on the first floor and the items are truly breathtaking.
Gerson Leiber’s large paintings are exhibited in a room at the rear of the main floor gallery. The single occupancy restroom is also located in this area.
An extremely friendly and knowledgeable docent greets you when you enter the building. He will happily answer any questions you might have and there are many brochures to take and read.
Admission is free.
After oohing and aahing inside, we took advantage of the lovely day and wandered around the garden for awhile. Then we sat on one of the benches to talk about everything we had seen.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.leibermuseum.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”