Access Parrish

Parrish Art Museum docent with a group from the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center (ADRC). Image courtesy ADRC and Dr. Cynthia Paulis
Access Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum is committed to making its collection, building, and programs accessible to all audiences. To further that goal Parrish educators, in partnership with regional agencies, have developed Access Parrish – a series of learning experiences specifically designed for youth and adults with varied needs and abilities. All Access Parrish programs are offered free of charge.

Access Family Workshops

For individuals of all ages with developmental or learning disabilities accompanied by a family member or caregiver. Explore works of art in the galleries and create art during studio activities developed in partnership with the Flying Point Foundation for Autism. Pre-registration is required. Please register online or contact Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield at or 631-283-2118 x121 for more information.

2017 dates will be announced shortly. (Open to all ages.)

Paint at the Parrish with ADRC

Gallery discussion and activities tailored to individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia (and their care partners) are offered monthly, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center (ADRC). Pre-registration is required for the programs, which include a boxed lunch at no charge. Please contact Michele Payne, Director of Programs at ADRC at 631-580-5100, x304 for more information and to register.

2017 Program Dates: Wednesdays,  March 8, April 19, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, and November 8 from 10 am to 1 pm each day. 

Access Tours and Workshops

Access Tours and Workshops for groups of children, families, or adults are planned with program partners and are also available upon request. Group visits, which include a tour and studio experience, take place at the Museum. Offsite programs are available for those unable to visit the Museum. Please contact Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield at or 631-283-2118 x121 for more information. 

Access Parrish is made possible, in part, with support from the Long Island Community Foundation and the Herman Goldman Foundation.