Timed tickets are available to Parrish Members on March 12 and 13,

and to the public beginning March 14

Self-portraits by Southampton Intermediate School, 8th grade, Jennifer Charron, art teacher.

On March 12 the Parrish Art Museum will reopen its galleries, returning to a Friday through Monday in-person visit schedule and marking the opening of the annual Student Exhibition. A 65-year tradition, the Student Exhibition celebrates youthful imagination and boundless creativity by showcasing the talents of hundreds of students and educators from over 30 Eastern Long Island schools.

In addition, Material Witness: Simone Leigh’s Sentinel in Context, What We See How We See, American Views landscape paintings, and several other exhibitions drawn from the Parrish collection will be on view. Parrish Members have priority for timed admission tickets on Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13; registration is open to the public beginning Sunday, March 14.

The 2021 Student Exhibition provides an overview of the high level of creativity and accomplishment achieved in regional schools. Students demonstrate imagination, enthusiasm, and technical skill in diverse media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, collage, and textiles.

“Artistic expression is a means of communication and the works on view serve to affirm the importance of art education this and every year,” said Parrish Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield. “We are thrilled that, despite significant adjustments to the day-to-day practice, participating teachers enthusiastically met the challenge of preparing, selecting, and submitting student work. Their efforts this year demonstrate a deep commitment to art education, their students, and the community, and we cannot thank them enough.”



In addition to experiencing the 2021 Student Exhibition in the galleries, the Museum is offering online tours and related programs.


360° Virtual Tour

Recognizing that students may not be able to visit the exhibition this year with their classes, the Parrish is developing a 360° virtual tour of the exhibition. This immersive and visually engaging online tour will enable the entire community to experience this dynamic exhibition.  


Live-Stream Exhibition Video Tour

On Friday, March 12 at 5pm, Conklin-Wingfield will lead a video tour of the exhibition followed by a live-stream discussion with regional teachers. The panel includes Pam Collins, Southampton High School; Heather Evans, Unified Arts Department Coordinator, East Hampton School District; Robin Gianis, Bridgehampton School; Meg Mandell, Sag Harbor Elementary; and Dina Rose, Mattituck Jr-Sr High School.


Live-Stream Awards Ceremony

On Friday, April 16, the Museum will livestream the awards ceremony recognizing select high school seniors for their talent and skill. Artist Neill Slaughter, a professor of Visual Art at Long Island University, will present these awards, as well as “Ones to Watch” honors to underclassmen.


Guests must preregister for online programs at  


Participating schools in the 2021 Student Exhibition include:

Bridgehampton School, The Children’s School, Cutchogue East Elementary School, Dayton Avenue School, East Hampton High School, East Hampton Middle School, East Quogue School, Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School, Flora and Fauna Project School, Gary D. Bixhorn Technical Center (Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology), Greenport Elementary School, Hampton Bays High School, Hayground School, John M. Marshall Elementary School, Mattituck Junior-Senior High School, Miller Place High School, Oysterponds Elementary School, Peconic Community School, Raynor Country Day School, The Ross School, Sag Harbor Elementary School, Shelter Island School District, Shoreham Wading River High School, Southampton High School, Southampton Intermediate School, Southampton Montessori School, Tuckahoe Common School, Westhampton Beach Elementary School, Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach Middle School, and William Floyd High School.


The 2021 Student Exhibition and accompanying programs are supported in part by property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and Tuckahoe Common School District. 

The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; Joseph M. Cohen; 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.


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 photographs © Jeff Heatley.



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