Parrish Deputy Director Chris Siefert will Provide Information and Address Questions on Saturday, May 11, 10am, at the Museum in Water Mill


The Parrish Art Museum will hold a Public Information Meeting at the Museum in Water Mill on Saturday, May 11, at 10am. At the event, open to the entire community, Parrish Deputy Director Chris Siefert will answer questions on the upcoming annual vote (Saturday, June 1) for qualified voters in the Southampton School District to approve funding for the Museum. Siefert will also provide information about the Parrish and how it uses the funds to support public programs, exhibitions, educational outreach and other services to the community.

Admission to the Museum is free for those attending the Public Information meeting on May 11. Participants are invited to visit the galleries, café and shop before or after the program. Residents of the Tuckahoe and Southampton school districts are encouraged to sign up for the Resident Members program, which provides free admission to the Museum and many of its programs year-round.

“We are extremely thankful for all of the support the community provides for the Parrish,” said Siefert. “We rely on our partnerships to continue to offer a wide-ranging slate of exhibitions, public programs, and educational workshops. And we are committed to being an important place in the lives of Southampton residents.”

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Museum requests support in the amount of $367,278 for exhibition and program expenses. These funds are raised by a tax levy on the taxable real property within the Southampton Union Free School District’s boundaries. District voters have approved funding for the Museum since the 1970s, and each year the services provided by the Museum increase.

Funds approved by the vote help to support the Museum’s offerings and outreach efforts, which include collaborating with local teachers to create on- and off-site programs; offering free admission every day to students and children under 18, and reduced admission to seniors; providing art classes, workshops and tours for children, teens and families; producing more than 100 public programs each year, including music, talks, and film; and presenting masterworks from the Museum’s collection as well as five changing exhibitions each year.


Public Information Meeting

Saturday, May 11, at 10am

Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill

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.