Pamela Burton and Patrick Cullina give online talks; the documentary

“Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy” screens at the Museum on Friday


Garden of Lisa Stamm. Featured on the 2020 Landscape Pleasures tour.

Film Still: Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy.


From Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, the Parrish Art Museum presents its 36th annual Landscape Pleasures horticultural event. The weekend features self-guided tours of exquisite gardens on Shelter Island on Sunday, and an exclusive online moderated discussion by leaders in landscape architecture, including Pamela Burton and Patrick Cullina. In addition, the Museum will present an outdoor screening of Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy. Tickets to Landscape Pleasures are $200 for Museum Members/$250 for Non-Members, and include access to the online presentations, garden tours, and Friday evening film.



Sunday, September 13, 10am–3pm, Shelter Island

On Sunday, ticket holders may participate in Self-Guided Tours with exclusive access to the private gardens on Shelter Island by landscape designers Abby Clough Lawless of Farm Landscape Design, Vickie Cardaro of Buttercup Design Group, and Lisa Stamm. Attendees may plan their own day trip that might include lunch at Shelter Island restaurants and cafes, and a visit to Mashomack Preserve before or after the garden tours. Note that attendees are required to wear masks while visiting the gardens.

ONLINE TALKS: Pamela Burton and Patrick Cullina

Visit for schedule

The schedule for  Landscape Pleasures online talks with Pamela Burton and Patrick Cullina will be announced on the Museum’s website ( The talks will be recorded and available to ticket purchasers to view at their convenience. Pamela Burton combines an extensive knowledge of plant materials and the history of landscape with an interest in architectural spaces that have symbolic resonance. As founding Principal of Pamela Burton & Company, with over 40 years of professional experience, Burton continues to advance the firm’s design approach into more sustainable avenues, and plays a critical role in developing site and program analyses, initial concepts, design development, client presentations and construction observation. Patrick Cullina is an award-winning horticulturist, landscape designer, photographer, lecturer, and organizational consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the landscape field. His design and consulting company is dedicated to the innovative and sensitive integration of plants and materials into a diverse range of compelling designs, drawing inspiration from the both the natural world and constructed environments.


OUTDOOR FILM: Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

Friday, September 11, 8–11pm, Parrish Art Museum

In conjunction with Landscape Pleasures and in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, the Museum will present an outdoor screening of the stunning film Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy. Admission to the documentary, scheduled for Friday September 11, 8 – 11pm, is free for those registered for the symposium, and open to the public through online ticketing. Goldsworthy makes works of art using the resources and conditions that he encounters. Earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, and sunlight serve as material for artwork that become altered and erased by natural processes. The film, directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer (2017, PG, 93 minutes, Germany) follows the artist as he explores the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art, illuminating Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art. As the artist introduces his own body into the work through actions such as throwing, climbing, and walking; and incorporates massive machinery and crews on largescale projects, his unique approach to art making becomes at once fragile and personal, stern and tough.



Saturday Evening, September 12, 5 – 7pm, Parrish Art Museum

On September 12, ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above ($400+) will be invited for a casual reception and guided tours through the Field of Dreams, the Museum’s inaugural outdoor sculpture exhibition with special guest Mary Margaret Jones of Hargreaves Jones, Landscape Architects, who worked with the Parrish on the siting of the sculptures and activation of the meadow.


Landscape Pleasures 2020 is co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Christopher LaGuardia, Martha McLanahan, Linda Hackett Munson, Tony Piazza, Stacy Paetzel, and Dennis Schrader. Tickets for online lectures and garden tours are $250 ($200 for Parrish Members). For additional information or to purchase tickets please visit or email


Landscape Pleasures 2020 is made possible, in part, with support from Grand Sponsors Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, LaGuardia Design Group, Martha McLanahan, and Summerhill Landscapes; Grand Participant Piazza Horticultural; and Grand Contributors Lightworks Landscape Lighting and Lynn C. Schneider. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the media sponsor.


Friday nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America.


Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.


Parrish Art Museum

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.


Parrish Art Museum construction photos © Jeff Heatley.


AAQ / Resource: Bruce Nagel + Partners Architects