Guests may participate in drop-in art making workshops and gallery tours  


Opening of Another Justice: US is Them. Photo: Jessica Dalene; Welcome Day 2021. Photo: Victor Miranda


WATER MILL, 9/8/22—The Parrish Art Museum celebrates art, artists, and the community at  Welcome Day, Sunday, September 18—an opportunity for all members of the community—adults, children, and families—to experience everything the Parrish offers year round. Visitors get free admission to the Museum all day and with free activities from 1-4 pm, including family art workshops,popup materials workshop with the Imagination Play Project, guided tours of our engaging exhibitions, and an art scavenger hunt of the exhibition Joaquín Sorolla and Esteban Vicente: In the Light of the Garden.


Museum educators, Parrish docents, teaching artists from the community, and other staff will be onsite to lead these activities and to answer questions. While masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required to visit the Museum galleries, we encourage wearing masks throughout your visit. For more information, please email info@parrishart.org.


EXHIBITION TOURS: In the Museum galleries

  • Docent-led tours at 1:30 and 2:30 of the exhibitions In the Light of the Garden and Another Justice: US is Them—Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms.
  • Audio guides about the exhibitions available on Acoustiguides at the Museum; or accessible on smart phones

ART SCAVENGER HUNT: In the Museum galleries

Guests can get materials at Visitor Services for a self-guided scavenger hunt through the exhibition In the Light of the Garden.

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS: In the Lobby and Art Studio

Inspired by the exhibitions on view, visitors can create a landscape with watercolor pencils, learn how to make an origami boat, or design a nature rubbing. Materials will be provided.


Inspired by the Parrish’s unique architecture and landscape, participants can engage, design, and connect with a wide variety of materials—building with MAGFORMERS® and natural materials—in workshops led by Linda White, founder, and creator of Imagination Play Project.

Visitors on Welcome Days are also invited to explore the following exhibitions at their own pace:

Joaquín Sorolla and Esteban Vicente: In the Light of the Garden—a new exhibition that introduces the work of two preeminent Spanish artists in the context of the light and color emanating from their gardens. The exhibition features paintings dating from 1916–1919 by Sorolla; and paintings, works on paper, and small sculptures made between 1985 and 2000 by Vicente who lived and worked in Bridgehampton for decades. The exhibition is augmented by paintings and works on paper by Parrish collection artists including Jennifer Bartlett, Charles Burchfield, William Merritt Chase, Robert Dash, Arshile Gorky, Robert Jakob, Jane Peterson, William Lamb Picknell, Fairfield Porter, Ned Smyth, Saul Steinberg, Joseph Stella, Michelle Stuart, Billy Sullivan, and Donald Sultan—each inspired by their own landscapes.

Another Justice: US is Them—Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms, featuring work by 12 contemporary artists from For Freedoms—the artist coalition founded by conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Michelle Woo, and Wyatt Gallery. The exhibition presents work that considers the concept of justice and what it means to each artist personally and collectively through a variety of media, perspectives, and interpretations. The participating artists include—Zoë Buckman, Pamela Council, Jeremy Dennis, Jeffrey Gibson, Eric Gottesman, Christine Sun Kim, Muna Malik, Joiri Minaya, Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneria, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas, and Marie Watt. 

The health and safety of our community is a priority. Please stay home if you have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms. The risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Museum and its grounds, you assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


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 construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.


AAQ / Resource: Ben Krupinski Builder