The Museum continues to offer the community a way to engage

with art, artists, and one another by adapting its popular Friday Night programs


Cara Conklin-Wingfield and Terrie Sultan in a Student Exhibition gallery. Video still.

The Parrish Art Museum announces Friday Nights Live—a new weekly program featuring live-streaming, online chat, and prerecorded segments. The series launches this Friday with a tour of the 2020 Student Exhibition with Museum Director Terrie Sultan and Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield. The new initiative enables the Museum to continue offering the community a way to engage with art, artists, and one another by adapting its popularFriday Night programs to the online space, with the new earlier time of 5 pm.


“Now more than ever we feel it is important to stay connected with our community and show our face—literally,” said Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects. “Friday Nights are a tradition at the Parrish, and we want to keep coming together to present great art programs such as talks, panels, and gallery tours with our curators and our artists!”


The first online event, Friday, March 27 at 5 pm, is a Talk and Gallery Tour of the 2020 Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish. The program begins with a live introduction by Sultan followed by the pre-recorded tour of the extraordinary work on view at the Museum. The program concludes with a live Q&A chat with Sultan, Conklin-Wingfield, and the audience. This Gallery Tour & Talk is available to the public, free of charge. Login information will be available on Friday at 5pm on the Parrish website. The video will be accessible on the website in the days after the program.

The tour will bring to light paintings, sculpture, drawings, and photography created by more than 1,000 young artists from37 public, private, and home schools in Eastern Long Island who created group and individual works under the direction of their art teachers and in art clubs. Special highlights of the tour include the work by this year’s honorees—select high school seniors recognized by Professor Neill Slaughter for their exceptional talent and skill, in categories ranging from painting to mixed media. Sultan and Conklin-Wingfield also discuss work created by over 300 students Southampton and Hampton Bays Life Skills, and Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Southampton, and Tuckahoe Schools who participated inArtist-in-Residence workshops with Irina Alimanestianu, Scott Bluedorn, and Bastienne Schmidt—participating artists in the Museum’s recent exhibition Artists Choose Artists.



2020 Student Exhibition Talk and Tour

with Terrie Sultan and Cara Conklin-Wingfield
Friday, March 27, at 5 pm


The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Joseph M. Cohen; Long Island Community Foundation; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Patricia and David Rung; William Talbott Hillman Foundation; and Town of Southampton. Special thanks to the Art Spirit Foundation. Additional support for the Parrish education programs is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling and Midsummer Party benefit events, and the Book Club Friends of Martha Scriven Campanella.

Friday nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor  

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.


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