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Barbara Bloom (American, born 1951), The Complete Works of Barbara Bloom, 1989. 38 bound books on shelf, 14 3/4 x 52 x 12 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Barbara Toll, 2004.5

Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context

March 24–April 28, 2019

Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context offers the Museum an opportunity to respond spontaneously and directly to art, artists, and the creative process. This year’s installation thematically pairs significant recent acquisitions with works drawn from the permanent collection, providing insight into…
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Installation View: 2019 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, February 9, 2019–March 10, 2019. Photo: Tom Kochie

2019 Student Exhibition

February 9, 2019–March 10, 2019

The annual Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish, features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from schools on Eastern Long Island. Working with their art teachers and through art clubs, the students demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and technical…
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Keith Sonnier (American, born 1941), Ba-O-Ba I (Ba-O-Ba Series), 1969. Plate glass, neon tubing, electrical wire, and transformer, 84 x 204 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone Gallery, New York/ Los Angeles

Keith Sonnier: Until Today

July 1, 2018–January 27, 2019

Keith Sonnier, a pioneering figure in the fields of conceptual, video, and performance art in the 1960s, radically reframed the function of sculpture. Keith Sonnier: Until Today is the first solo exhibition in 35 years in an American museum of…
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Parrish Road Show 2018, Esly E. Escobar: Playground at The Remsenburg Academy, August 18–September 15, 2018. Photo: Lori Hawkins

Parrish Road Show: Esly E. Escobar

Playground

August 18–September 15, 2018

The Remsenburg Academy, 130 South Country Road, Remsenburg, New York 11960 The outdoor installation is visible at all times. Watch the making of the sculpture here. RSVP here for the Opening Reception on Saturday, August 18, 3–5 pm Artists’ Talk with Jeremy Dennis and Esly…
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Jeremy Dennis, The Moon Person, 2017. Vibrachrome print, 18 x 26 inches. Photo courtesy the artist

Parrish Road Show: Jeremy Dennis

Stories—Dreams, Myths, and Experiences

August 11, 2018–September 3, 2018

Arts Center at Duck Creek, 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 Open Friday–Sunday, 12–4 pm, and Labor Day, Monday September 3; or by appointment, call 631-283-2118 x 140 RSVP here for the opening reception on Saturday, August 11, 3–5 pm at The…
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Installation View: Platform, Barthélémy Toguo: The Beauty of Our Voice at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, August 5–October 21, 2018. Photo: Jenny Gorman

Platform: Barthélémy Toguo

The Beauty of Our Voice

August 5–October 21, 2018

Barthélémy Toguo’s multi-disciplinary work addresses migration, colonialism, race, and the relationship between the global north and south. For his first solo exhibition in an American museum, The Beauty of Our Voice, Toguo is expanding his gaze to the U.S. with new watercolor…
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Andreas Gursky (German, born 1955), Avenue of the Americas, 2001. Chromogenic print, 81 ¼ x 140 ¼ x 2 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York. © 2018 Andreas Gursky/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/ Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Berlin/ London.

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

March 18–June 17, 2018

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture is a comprehensive survey that explores the dynamic relationship between architecture, photography, and the viewer. Seen through the lens of historical and architectural photographers from the 1930s to the present, Image Building offers a nuanced perspective on…
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Installation View: 2018 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, February 3–March 8, 2018. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

2018 Student Exhibition

February 3–March 4, 2018

The annual Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish, features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from schools on Eastern Long Island. Working with their art teachers and through art clubs, the students demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and technical…
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Alan Shields (American, 1944–2005), Devil, Devil, Love, 1970. Cotton belting, acrylic, thread, beads, and wood, 96 x 194 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Museum Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Carney Fund 2007.15. Photo: Gary Mamay

Permanent Collection: Five and Forward

November 10, 2017–October 15, 2018

This November marks the fifth anniversary of the Parrish in its Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Water Mill. To celebrate this milestone, the annual reinstallation of the Parrish permanent collection presents a closer look at artists whose work represents…
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Robert Bechtle, ‘71 Buick, 1972. Oil on canvas, 48 7/8 x 68 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Barrie M. Damson, 1979.

From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today

August 6, 2017–January 21, 2018

From Lens to Eye to Hand reexamines this important movement in contemporary art that found its roots in the late 1960s in California and New York and continues today. Photorealism reintroduced what many considered to be straightforward representation into an art…
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Installation View: Parrish Road Show 2017, Auto Body: Red Right Return at the Parrish Art Museum, August 1–September 4, 2017. Photo courtesy Auto Body

Parrish Road Show: Auto Body

August 1–September 4, 2017

Parrish Road Show, now in its sixth year, is the Parrish Art Museum’s creative off-site summer series featuring temporary projects by East End artists. Road Show is designed to deeply connect creativity to everyday life by presenting exhibitions and programs in unexpected…
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Installation View: Platform 2017, Clifford Ross: Light | Waves at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, July 16–October 15, 2017. Courtesy RYAN LEE Gallery, New York and Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Photo: Lori Morris

Platform: Clifford Ross

Light | Waves

July 16–October 15, 2017

Clifford Ross is a multimedia artist who began his career as a painter and sculptor after graduating from Yale University in 1974. In 1994, after many years of painting and sculpting, Ross became interested in photography, devoting himself to intensive…
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Installation View: John Graham: Maverick Modernist at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, May 7–July 30, 2017. Photo: Gary Mamay

John Graham: Maverick Modernist

May 7–July 30, 2017

John Graham: Maverick Modernist is a comprehensive survey of significant scope and scholarship, exploring how the artist became an influential figure in the development of a distinctly American approach to art-making in the first half of the twentieth century, and in…
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Installation View: Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 12–April 23, 2017. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context

March 12–April 23, 2017

Parrish Perspectives: Recent Acquisitions in Context showcases a selection of more than 70 works from the more than 300 acquired by the Museum since the opening of the Water Mill building in 2012. The exhibition features work on view at the…
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Opening Reception: 2017 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, January 28–February 26, 2017. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

2017 Student Exhibition

January 28–February 26, 2017

The annual Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish, features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from schools on Eastern Long Island. Working with their art teachers and through art clubs, the students demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and technical…
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Willem de Kooning (American, born Netherlands, 1904–1997), Untitled XXXVIII, 1983. Oil on canvas, 70 x 80 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Museum purchase, Ahmet and Mica Ertegun Fund, Mrs. Lawrence B. Dunham Fund, in Memory of Lilian Haines Crittenden, Alice Crocker Bequest Fund, and with funds from Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald Lauder, and Ahmet and Mica Ertegun, 1997.6

Material Witness

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

The substance of paint has a material presence—it can be thinly or thickly applied, using a wide variety of tools, in a controlled or loose gesture—and the work of artists in this gallery, all of whom have lived and worked…
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Dan Flavin (American, 1933–1996), the nominal three (to William of Ockham), 1963. Cool white fluorescent light, Dimensions variable. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Dorothy Lichtenstein in memory of Roy Lichtenstein and Dan Flavin, 2004.2

Collective Conversation

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

Works of art can take many forms, and artists throughout history have pushed at the boundaries of the traditional materials of painting, drawing, and sculpture to create powerful visual expressions and experiences. The four works of art on view in…
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Alex Katz (American, born 1927), Portrait of Frank O’Hara, 2009. Photoengraving, 11 x 11 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Lawrence DiCarlo

Poets and Painters

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

The precise yet commonplace phrases of Frank O’Hara’s poetry comprised a style so distinctive that one critic referred to it as the “I-do-this and then I-do-that school of poetry.” Along with fellow practitioners John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler,…
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Esteban Vicente (American, born Spain, 1903–2001), Black Susan 1968 Collage on paper mounted on board. 60 x 40 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Promised Gift of the Harriet and Esteban Vicente Foundation

Drawn in Black and White

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

Drawing is a basic element of art—a foundational pursuit used by artists not only as a preliminary study for a painting or sculpture, but also as a medium explored in its own right. If drawing is fundamental to the creative…
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Fairfield Porter, American, 1907–1975 Jane and Elizabeth 1967 Oil on canvas 55 1/8 x 48 1/8 inches Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Jane Freilicher 1979.13.2

Fairfield Porter

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

For many artists, friends and family prove to be the most willing and available subjects. Porter’s portraits of his family in their South Main Street, Southampton house, or in Maine where they frequently spent summers, hover between straight-on depictions of…
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