William Glackens and Platform: Maya Lin Family Opening

The Little Pier,1914 Oil on Canvas 25 x 30 inches. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia and Merion, PA. BF497

Parrish Members, family, and friends are invited to join us for the Family Opening for William Glackens and Platform: Maya Lin. Take part in art projects, join special docent-led zip tours through the galleries, and listen to the wacky tunes of The Xylopholks, back for a return engagement after last year's East End or Busk!

William Glackens

This long overdue survey of William Glackens’s work includes some 75 works loaned by private collections and leading museums across the U.S. The exhibition traces the artist’s career from the mid-1890s to the 1930s, his achievements as a member of the radical American painters group known as The Eight, and his thorough embrace of Modernism, including his role as advisor to Dr. Albert Barnes in amassing his stellar art collection. Glackens’s paintings of Long Island’s Bellport Harbor are also featured. William Glackens is curated by writer and art historian Avis Berman. A fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue, edited by Ms. Berman and published by Skira Rizzoli, will provide additional context for this major exhibition.

William Glackens is co-organized by the Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, the Parrish Art Museum, and The Barnes Foundation. It has been made possible in part by the Sansom Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Christie’s, Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors, and Funding Arts Broward. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Presentation at the Parrish has been made possible by the Sansom Foundation, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Elizabeth and David Granville-Smith, and Allison Morrow.

Platform: Maya Lin

This summer at the Parrish, Platform: Maya Lin will feature the work of one of the foremost artists of our time whose ecologically inspired works exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Pin River – Sandy, a massive geographical installation depicting the boundaries of Hurricane Sandy’s flood plain, is composed of thousands of straight pins and installed on the east wall of the Norman and Liliane Peck/Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Gallery. Three new recycled silver works, Accabonac Harbor, Georgica Pond and Mecox Bay, related to the location of the Museum on Long Island’s East End are installed on the wall opposite Pin River – Sandy. Lin’s three marble sculptures, Arctic Circle, Latitude New York City, and Equator, representing the typographies at each of these positions on the globe, are installed in concentric rings in the center of the Wassong Family Gallery at the entrance to the Museum. Through works of extraordinary beauty, Maya Lin reveals aspects of the natural world that are normally invisible to us and emphasizes the interconnectedness of all regions of the planet. 

Platform: Maya Lin is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Pace Gallery, New York,  Linda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, Debra and Leon Black, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Hampton Jitney is the Official Transportation Sponsor and an Official Media Sponsor of the Parrish Art Museum.

Family Opening for William Glackens and Platform: Maya Lin 

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ticket group
Free with Museum admission
social tickets