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The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, affectionately known as The Art Barge, is a summer art school located on the eastern end of Long Island.  Founded in 1960 by Victor D’Amico, Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, the Institute is situated on a World War I Navy barge that was towed ashore and beached along Napeague Harbor.  With the bay at one door, the Atlantic Ocean across the dunes, and surrounded by New York State wetlands preserve, The Barge is an idyllic haven for artists of all ages working on various media.  From a Weekend Workshop to a summer long Studio Painting, to Children’s Programs and Artist Speaks, The Barge offers a rich art experience to year-around residents and summer visitors alike, in a peaceful setting of “sea, sky, and salt air”.