Terrie Sultan at the Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum, was appointed on to the 2018 Board of Directors of Discover Long Island (DLI), on January 24, as announced Kristen Jarnagin,    President & CEO of DLI. Sultan is one of two members of the Board representing the East End. Comprised of Long Island’s leaders in the tourism and hospitality industry, the DLI board members possess a range of expertise in hotels and resorts, culture and heritage organizations, attractions, transportation, and the business community.

“I’m delighted to be a part of this great organization and look forward to working with board members from diverse industries to communicate how special our region is,” said Sultan. “I’m eager to be a strong advocacy voice for the cultural life of the East End.” 

“We are so grateful that Terrie has joined our Board of Directors,” said Jarnagin. “Art and culture is an integral component of Long Island’s $5.6 billion tourism industry and Terrie’s position as Executive Director for the world-renowned Parrish Art Museum, as well as her leadership with the Hamptons Arts Network, provides critical representation on our board for both the arts community and the South Fork of Long Island.”

Sultan was appointed Director of the Parrish Art Museum in January 2008. She has more than thirty years of experience as a museum professional, having served in senior positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. She has organized more than 45 exhibitions in her career, including Andreas Gursky: Landscapes, Chuck Close Photographs, Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space, Jessica Stockholder: Kissing the Wall, and Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration. An accomplished author, her publications include Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, published by D. Giles, Ltd. (2008); Jean Luc Mylayne, published by Twin Palms Press, Santa Fe (2007); James Surls: the Splendora Years, published by University of Texas Press (2005); and Kerry James Marshall published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York (2000). Sultan is a member of the International Association of Art Critics; served on the College Art Association’s award committee for Lifetime Achievement for Art Writing; and was a founding board member of Etant donné, the French-American Endowment for Contemporary Art. In 2003 she was awarded a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Government of France. On November 10, 2012, the Parrish Art Museum opened its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Water Mill. Ms. Sultan oversaw the 34,000 square foot, $30 million project from design conception through completion of construction.


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.


Discover Long Island

Discover Long Island was established in 1978 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. The organization contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities. For more information, please call 631-951-3900 or visit