Dorie and Kenneth T. Berliner

The Board of Trustees of the Parrish Art Museum elected Kenneth T. Berliner as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2019. “We are all proud and pleased to welcome Ken as our new chair and anticipate great things in the Museum’s future,” said Museum Director Terrie Sultan. “Ken has a great commitment to art, philanthropy and the East End and will be extremely helpful to us as we continue to develop the Museum into a leading cultural institution.” 

Interim Chair Mary E. Frank will continue as President. “Mary is a world-renowned philanthropist and will be a great partner to Ken as we continue to move the Parrish forward,” said Sultan. “In addition to Ken joining as Chair, we remain committed to adding to the Board of Trustees and expanding our collection.” 

“I am both honored and excited to work with Ken,” said Frank. “We have great plans to continue to build the Museum’s vital role in the local community and throughout the region.”

Kenneth T. Berliner joined the Parrish Board in 2016 and has been active on the Executive, Finance and Nominating Committees. Berliner is a Partner at Centerview Partners, a leading investment banking firm.  Previously he was President at Peter J. Solomon Company and a Vice President at Salomon Brothers Inc. Berliner is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School. He is an avid contemporary art collector and former director of Advanstar Communications, Aspen Park Pharmaceuticals, Humco Holdings Group and 

“I am honored to have been chosen for this role,” said Berliner. “I believe that the foundation the team has created at the Parrish is strong and the opportunities that exist are unlimited. I am excited to work with Terrie and Mary to unlock the Museum’s full potential. The Parrish is and will continue to be a major museum, event destination, and leading cultural institution for the entire East End.”                


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 photographs © Jeff Heatley.


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