THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES
2019 MIDSUMMER PARTY
HONORING LOUISE AND LEONARD RIGGIO
AND ARTIST MAYA LIN
PARRISH ART MUSEUM
Saturday, July 13, 2019
On July 13, the Parrish Art Museum will host its annual Midsummer Party, a festive social gathering of artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York City, and beyond. In addition to cocktails, dining, and the Late Night Party, guests will have the opportunity to view the special exhibitions Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge; Renate Aller: The Space between Memory and Expectation; Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place; as well as the Museum’s current permanent collection installation Every Picture Tells a Story.
This year, the Midsummer Party will honor Louise and Leonard Riggio and artist Maya Lin. Past artist and philanthropist honorees have included Ross Bleckner, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Agnes Gund, Chad Leat, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Inga Maren Otto, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Clifford Ross, Barbara J. Slifka, and Keith Sonnier. The Late Night Party, an after-hours extension of the gala that brings together young patrons to celebrate and support the art and artists of the East End, is chaired by Larry Milstein. Artist Shantell Martin is the honorary guest, and music will be provided by DJ Alice Longyu Gao.
“For decades, the Midsummer Party has been the perfect recipe for bringing together artists and the community to celebrate the special relationship between the Museum and the cultural life of this unique region,” said Parrish Director Terrie Sultan.
“To a great extent the history of the Hamptons was written by the great artists who were inspired by the surrounding environs. As their art and fame flourished, the mission of the Parrish Art Museum morphed over time to reflect the dynamic evolution of their works,” said Honoree Leonard Riggio. “Our profound thanks are owed to the past and present patrons who had the wisdom to underwrite its growth, and to the succession of museum professionals who had the genius to create and expand this priceless landmark.”
Deborah F. Bancroft
Preston T. Phillips
HOST COMMITTEE: Mary and Howard S. Frank, Laura Lofaro Freeman and James L. Freeman, Chad A. Leat, Denise LeFrak, Christina and Alan MacDonald, Larry Milstein, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Kathy Reilly, Frederic M. Seegal, Marcia Dunn Sobel, and Joey Wölffer.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM
Saturday, July 13, 2019
7:30pm: Dinner on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace
9:00pm: Live Auction
10:00pm: Late Night Party in the Lichtenstein Theater (ages 21-35)
GALA HONOREES: Louise and Leonard Riggio
CATERER: Olivier Cheng Catering & Events
DÉCOR: Ron Wendt Design
LATE NIGHT PARTY
CHAIR: Larry Milstein
HONORARY GUEST: Shantell Martin
MUSIC: DJ Alice Longyu Gao
Sky: $100,000 (14 tickets premier seating)
Steel: $50,000 (12 tickets premier seating)
Concrete: $25,000 (12 tickets preferred seating)
Wood: $15,000 (10 tickets)
Glass: $2,500 per person
Aluminum: $1,500 per person
Young Patron: $500 per person (ages 21-35; limited availability)
For more information: 631-283-2118 x133, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Midsummer Party is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Bespoke Real Estate and Market Art + Design. Sotheby’s is the auction sponsor.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW
THOMAS JOSHUA COOPER: REFUGE (May 5–July 28, 2019)
Refuge is the first solo American museum exhibition in nearly 20 years of Thomas Joshua Cooper, whose approach to photography borders exploration and picture-making. Cooper’s images, recorded in a single negative taken with the 1898 AGFA field camera, are scaled in the scope of a grand vista yet granular in detail. His meticulously hand printed, selenium-toned gelatin silver prints are redolent with sumptuous detail and resonant tonalities. Refuge features 49 photographs made between 1998 and 2018 along the Eastern seaboard and the Hudson River, anchored by 21 images made on the East End of Long Island during Cooper’s 2016 exploratory visit sponsored by the Lannan Foundation with the Parrish Art Museum.
Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge, is made possible, in part, by the generous leadership support of Century Arts Foundation, Lannan Foundation, The Liliane and Norman Peck Fund for Exhibitions, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Fund for Publications, Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, and Joyce Menschel.
RENATE ALLER: THE SPACE BETWEEN MEMORY AND EXPECTATION (March 24 – July 28, 2019)
Renate Aller’s dynamic compositions, rich with implied narratives, present forbidding yet strangely intimate vistas that are never exactly what they seem. The immersive installation aligns seven photographs of dramatic ranges and peaks from her Mountain Interval series with five prints from Ocean | Desert—broad expanses of sea and sand. The viewer is surrounded by a panorama that smoothly transitions from mountains to ocean as the eye is guided from image to image along a compositionally coherent horizon line.
Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation is made possible, in part, by the support of Mary Sloane and Andrew Wallerstein, Belinda Buck Kielland, Lisa Burrell Baker, Krista and Michael Dumas, Janice Sarah Hope, Adam Miller Group, Marc Olivié and Marleen De Bode Olivié, and Michèle and Steven Pesner.
JEAN-LUC MYLAYNE: A MATTER OF PLACE (March 24 – July 28, 2019)
Jean-Luc Mylayne’s highly personal view of landscape and nature is revealed through monumentally scaled images from the permanent collection that illuminate the intimate bond between subject and photographer. Mylayne juxtaposes natural and man-made, stillness and motion, calm and tension within poetic and mysterious photographs of commonplace birds in natural habitats. A Matter of Place reveals the artist’s keen aptitude for observation, technical invention, and moral imperative for ecological harmony.
THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY (Through October 6, 2019)
The eight-gallery installation explores the various ways in which images carry narrative meaning. More than 100 works on view—featuring 40 important new acquisitions that include artist portraits by the iconic photographer Fred W. McDarrah, and paintings by David Salle and Photorealist artists—offers many pathways to interpreting contemporary expression.
Every Picture Tells a Story, the 2018 Permanent Collection Exhibition, has been made possible, in part,
by the generous support of Barbara Slifka, Ellen Cantrowitz, Garrett and Mary Moran, Charlotte Moss and
Barry Friedberg, Jane and David Walentas, Deborah Buck Foundation, Marie Samuels, Per Skarstedt,
and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
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 artist residencies. 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.