Since the death of the artist Joseph Reboli in 2004 there has been a search to find a suitable site for a unique art center that will feature the remarkable historical collection of paintings from this very popular 20th century artist. That remarkable site has now been found.
Located in the center of the village of Stony Brook on the banks of the Stony Brook Creek overlooking beautiful Stony Brook harbor, a historic brick structure built in 1911 for the Bank of Suffolk County will become the Reboli Center for Art and History. The building, the only commercial building still standing in its original location in the village of Stony Brook, has many historical ties to the Reboli family and will offer to the community a beautiful setting for a new cultural organization.
The establishment of the Reboli Center will provide public access to Reboli’s work and will provide artistic and historical programs for children and adults that will educate them about his art and its relationship to the Three Village community, Suffolk County, and Long Island. In addition, the Reboli Center will present the work of other contemporary artists and craftsmen, will display historical exhibits about Long Island, and will promote the study of classical painting and drawing on Long Island.