Artists Choose Parrish: 125th Anniversary Exhibition

Marina Adams • Richard Aldrich • Alice Aycock • Tony Bechara • Ross Bleckner • Nanette Carter • Vija Celmins • Pamela Council • Jeremy Dennis • Rachel Feinstein • Eric Fischl • Ralph Gibson • Robert Gober • Joanne Greenbaum • Mary Heilmann • Sheree Hovsepian • Virginia Jaramillo • Rashid Johnson • KAWS • Mel Kendrick • Claude Lawrence • Robert Longo • Eddie Martinez • Suzanne McClelland • Sam Moyer • Alix Pearlstein • Enoc Perez • Ugo Rondinone • David Salle • Sean Scully • Cindy Sherman • Amy Sillman • Ned Smyth • Leslee Stradford • Michelle Stuart • Donald Sultan • Hank Willis Thomas • John Torreano • Stanley Whitney • Nina Yankowitz • Joe Zucker

Celebrating the Museum’s 125th anniversary, this landmark exhibition honors the East End’s rich artistic legacy and brings greater attention to major artists practicing here today. Forty-one renowned artists with deep local roots selected works from the collection to be shown along with their own. The exhibition, organized in three installations, is driving a renewed dialogue between the Museum’s past and future and reveals new perspectives of its collection through the lens of a diverse roster of artists.

The Artists Choose Parrish exhibition is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Estate of Mildred C. Brinn; Bank of America; Stephen Meringoff in honor of Robin and Fred Seegal; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; Agnes Gund in honor of Dorothy Lichtenstein; Jennifer and Sean Cohan; Susan and Timothy Davis; Alexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff; Fern and Lenard Tessler; Jacqueline Brody; The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Martha McLanahan; Herman Goldman Foundation; Carole Server and Oliver Frankel; Fred Schmeltzer; and Scott and Margot Ziegler.

JR: Les Enfants d’Ouranos 

Visible from the Montauk Highway, Les Enfants d’Ouranos by French artist JR will be installed across a wide expanse of the Museum’s south façade. This site-specific building intervention, coinciding with the Museum’s 125th anniversary, is a 200-ft photographic montage of 40 children playfully running in refugee camps, removed from their original context, and transported into an idealized world. The project is based on photographs taken by the artist in camps in Rwanda, Ukraine, Mauritania, Greece, and Colombia for his Déplacé.e series. Through his work, JR instills images of children directly impacted by global conflict with innocence, transcendence, and possibility.

JR: Les Enfants d’Ouranos exhibition is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of Duggal Visual Solutions, Perrotin, Alexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff, Domna Stanton, and Susan and Frank Dunlevy/Dunlevy Family Charitable Fund.


Learn more about our Midsummer Dance & Dinner 


All events will be held outdoors on the covered Mildred C. Brinn Terrace.

Funds raised during the Midsummer Dance & Dinner support exhibitions, publications, and programs. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit parrishart.org.

The Parrish Art Museum’s exhibitions and 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 property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

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