Museum of Arts and Design. 2016, Photo by Gustav Liliequist. Courtesy Museum of Arts and Design


WATER MILL, NY 3/8/2023Parrish Art Museum announces its inaugural Culture Club foray—a day trip to the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in Manhattan for teens in grades 9–12. The event is scheduled during Spring Break, on Thursday, April 13 from 8am–6pm, with pickups and returns in Water Mill and East Hampton. Culture Club is among several initiatives for teens sponsored by the Museum, including the free program Middle School Makers, Parrish Collaborative Club, as well as a March trip to the Brooklyn Museum students in grades 4–8, which reached capacity quickly after it was posted. The Museum will offer additional events for teens and tweens throughout the year.

“The goal of Culture Club and other programs for students is to expand their art experiences beyond the East End, and give them an opportunity to meet others who share a passion for art,” said Deputy Director of Education Martha Stotzky. “As our annual Student Exhibition shows, there is a tremendous amount of talent and passion for art among teens in the region.”

For the first Culture Club event, participants will travel by private bus with the Parrish, starting the day at MAD to see two exhibitions: Craft Front and Center, presenting more than 60 works from the early age of the American Craft movement until today; and Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s, exploring the short-lived phenomenon of making clothing and accessories from paper. After lunch at a casual eatery, participants will take a MAD Artist’s Studio tour at the Museum with Carolina Jimenez, who makes monuments that reference the body and speak to the monumentality of the mundane. The fee for the entire day, which includes round trip private bus, museum admission, and lunch—is $60, and financial assistance is available (email Martha Stotzky at stotzkym@parrishart.org)


Middle School Makers, taught by Museum Educator Erin O’Connor for students in grades 6–8, is a series of six workshops that provide alternative art experiences for students to experiment with a variety of materials and methods. Projects include sewing, upcycling, and public art. The program is free, and meets Wednesdays: April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Erin O’Connor in the art studio.

Photo: Wendy Kammer

Since the 1990s, the Parrish has been serving Southampton teens through the Parrish Collaborative Club at Southampton High School. Students meet weekly after school to engage with art through discussions and collaborative projects. Throughout the school year, participants have the opportunity to work with visiting artists and visit the Parrish exhibitions.

The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; Long Island Community Foundation; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; Town of Southampton for Adult Education/Access Parrish; and additional support is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling and Midsummer Party benefit events.

The Parrish Art Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.



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