PechaKucha audience. Photo: Catherine Michelle Bartlett


April 3, 2019 — Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bank of America for support of year-round public programs. As Presenting Sponsor of the Museum’s Friday Night programs, Bank of America is helping the Parrish expand its community engagement. From live music, theater, and films to special events, talks and symposia, Friday Nights present opportunities to further explore the arts.

Friday Nights at the Parrish gives the Museum weekly opportunities to experiment and be creative in developing adult and family friendly programs and events over a wide range of approaches to provide unique experiences and engagement to our community,” Director Terrie Sultan noted. “The members of the team—Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects; Alicia Longwell, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator; Jennifer Duque, Head of Museum Experiences; Cara Conklin Wingfield, Education Director; and Jillian Bock, Assistant Director of Education—generate amazing programs that we are excited to present, thanks to the generous support of Bank of America.”

“Bank of America is pleased to partner with the Parrish Art Museum and its yearlong Friday Nights – attracting audience members from near and far to the Museum for innovative programming every Friday,” said Bob Isaksen, Bank of America Long Island President. “As one of the largest corporate supporters of arts and culture programming, we believe in the power of the arts to help communities thrive, educate, inspire, enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding.”

Friday Night programs provide an opportunity for audiences to engage with world-class artists and performers, great minds in myriad disciplines, and interactive community events and symposia on important current topics such as climate change, culture, and identity. The series illuminates and enriches the experience of the Museum’s critically acclaimed Permanent Collection installations and special exhibitions that present established artists. These well attended programs continue to attract new audiences and engage diverse communities of the region and beyond. Highlights include: Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation, which pairs architects with experts from other disciplines—art, environment, landscape, and urban planning—to discuss pressing design issues; The Artist’s Lens, a documentary series on influential artists; PechaKucha, an informal gathering four times a year that uses a simple presentation format for creative people to share their ideas, works, and thoughts.

The Museum continues to create partnerships that expand its community and ability to present ever more meaningful programs. These partners include Hamptons Doc Fest, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and Organización LatinoAmericana (OLA); as well asrelationships with Fashion Institute of Technology, Brookhaven National Lab, New York African Film Festival, and Dia Art Foundation, hosting screenings, book signings, and conversations with renowned filmmakers, artists, and authors. The Museum’s collaboration with OLA, now in its 15th year, includes an annual Spanish-language film festival with tours that attract a large Latinx audience. Enthusiastic concertgoers support Salon Series recitals, featuring world class musicians, as well as live outdoor music—a recent evening highlighting West African music and films saw record attendance by young music lovers. Artist to Artist talks by renowned artists on exhibitions and The Curator’s Viewcontinue to confirm the community’s interest in engaging with art and artists.

Highlights for upcoming Friday Night programs include an Inter-Sections film screening on April 5; a talk and book signing with author David Kastan on April 12; a short film program with emerging artists and filmmakers on technology’s impact on society (a collaboration with Sag Harbor Cinema) on April 19; and a talk and book signing with photographer Renate Aller on May 24.


Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor Bank of America. 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.


About Bank of America

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. 


Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.



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