The galleries will open four days a week,

with timed admission, as of Friday, August 7

Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Biryana Dimitrova

The Parrish Art Museum announces a phased re-opening of the Museum to the public for the first time since mid-March, with three gallery exhibitions opening August 7, exterior video projects, the inauguration of outdoor art exhibitions, public programs (which resumed July 17), and a reimagined Midsummer Party.

The exhibitions, drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, will be installed in three galleries. Last Meal (Series), 2001–2003, features 24 images by Jackie Black who researched, staged, and photographed last meals requested by death row inmates in a poignant commentary on capital punishment. Lucien Smith: Southampton Suite, 2013, marks the first museum exhibition for the Montauk and New York-based artist with 11 large-scale works that conclude his well-known “rain paintings” series.HOUSEBOUND: Fairfield Porter and his Circle of Poets and Painters presents poetry and paintings by Porter and friends—including Jane Freilicher, Larry Rivers, Frank O’Hara, and James Schulyer—who visited the artist and his wife, the poet Anne Channing Porter, in Southampton during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The exhibitions will be on view through January, 2021. In addition, for one night in early August, four videos by Parrish Platform artist Tomashi Jackson will be projected on the south wall of the Museum, visible after dusk and to drivers on Montauk Highway.  

The Museum galleries are open Friday through Monday in 90-minute increments beginning at 11am for visitors who purchase tickets online, in advance. Visitors are encouraged to visit for the most current information, as opening dates and times are subject to change.

In August, the Parrish is launching Art in the Meadow—a new outdoor activation of the Museum’s grounds featuring a phased installation of sculpture sited in the North and South meadows. Some of the works featured in what will be an ongoing program are Jim Dine, The Wheatfield (Agincourt), 1989–2019; Joel Perlman East Gate, 1989; and four large-scale bronze sculptures by Jaume Plensa: Carlota, Julia,  Laura Asia, and Wilsis, 2019. The installation will be on view for the next 12 months, through June, 2021. The Museum grounds are open to the public every day, from 11 am – 5 pm.

In lieu of the Parrish’s annual Midsummer Party, cancelled this summer due to the pandemic, the Museum is marking the moment with Save the Plate: limited edition artist-designed plate provided to supporters in recognition of their contributions to the annual fundraiser. For this first year of the ongoing initiative, the Museum selected celebrated painter and Parrish collection artist Mary Heilmann, who adapted her 2020 painting Waimea. The plates are available to contributors at the $500 level and above through the Parrish website.

The Museum’s Friday Night programs, which had been delivered live-stream from mid-March to mid-July, resumed at the Museum on July 17. Upcoming programs include live jazz and classical concerts with renowned musicians. On July 24 and 25, the Museum presents The Power Water weekend, with two films; and Watershed–a projection on the building Saturday, July 25. On Friday, July 31, outdoor Jazz on the Terrace features trumpet player Antoine Drye, joined by guitarist Mark Whitfield, drummer Donald Edwards, and bassist Mike Noordzy.


Platform: Tomashi Jackson—The Land Claim is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; The Dorothy Lichtenstein ArtsReach Fund, established by Agnes Gund; The Deborah Buck Foundation; and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. Public Funding provided by Suffolk County.

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

Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


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 photographs © Jeff Heatley.


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