The Museum will keep the public informed about plans to reopen and resume programs

Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan and the Board of Trustees announced that the Museum would be closed to the public and all programs cancelled as of 6:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice, in response to the developing situation with the Coronavirus.

“We care deeply for our community, and the health and safety of all our members and friends is of utmost importance to us,” said Sultan. “We firmly believe that the arts provide the opportunities for inspiration, contemplation, and connection that feed our souls and raise our spirits. In challenging times, the arts are even more important.”

While the facility is physically closed, the Museum is offering the community many opportunities to engage online with art and artists through:

Artist Stories: A section of the Parrish website that offers a deep dive into the life and work of artists on the East End

Parrish Podcasts:  A new podcast series presenting conversations on emerging trends, artist projects, and cultural issues.

Pechakucha: The popular program featuring rapid-fire talks by East End creatives is now accessible to all on the Pechakucha website

Videos: Nearly 400 videos of Parrish programs are available on Vimeo – from the opening of the Museum in 2012 until today.

Over the course of the next several days, the Parrish will announce a range of additional initiatives to ensure that anyone anywhere can continue to enjoy the masterworks from the collection and other means of continuing a vital and replenishing experience. 

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 phogoraphs © Jeff Heatley.


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