It has been an exhilarating year at the Parrish Art Museum and I want to personally thank you for your continued support and confidence. Since I began as the new Director in March, we have welcomed back more than 30,000 visitors to our galleries, where they have enjoyed transformative exhibitions, thought-provoking programs, and exceptional educational experiences.

We have embraced change, highlighted critical issues, sparked dialogue, and through the presentation of work by groundbreaking artists such as Lonnie Holley, Tomashi Jackson, Roy Lichtenstein, peter campus, and many others, have touched people’s lives locally and globally. I hope that you too have witnessed this activity first-hand. There is much more to come in 2022, including the first large-scale museum exhibition dedicated to contemporary, vanguard painter Jacqueline Humphries, a major historical retrospective of abstract expressionist James Brooks, and an exciting year of programs including Friday Night Jazz on the Terrace, our outdoor summer film series, and of course, a robust slate of curator-led tours and artist talks.

Our future is bright, and you are a key partner in making this year—and every year—happen. Your participation makes the Parrish Art Museum a thriving success. I hope you will support the 2021 Parrish Annual Fund. Your generosity fuels our innovative work and enables us to meet our core mission of creating meaningful engagements with art and artists for adults, seniors, families, children, students, schools, collaborative partners, local businesses, and visitors from near and far. 

A 100% tax-deductible, year-end gift greatly benefits our entire community and bolsters our initiatives to create better, bolder, and more inclusive offerings each and every day. 

Thank you for recognizing that art informs and inspires our everyday lives. Your year-end gift ensures we remain a vital, creative, and welcoming center for all.

With sincere gratitude,

Kelly Taxter




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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the property taxpayers, from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District. 

Image credits from left to right: Georgette Grier-Key, Director Kelly Taxter, Artist Tomashi Jackson, and Donnamarie Barnes; Artist Lonnie Holley teaching a workshop; guests at Midsummer Dinner 2021; student artists visiting the galleries.
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Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.


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