• Parrish Art Museum Galleries. Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova

    Welcome Back to the Museum!

    Welcome back to the Parrish Art Museum! Please follow the link below to plan your visit and register for your timed admission on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays.

    Plan Your Visit


  • April Gornick, Mirror Lake, 1999. Courtesy the artist.

    Artist Stories from the Pandemic

    Last spring, the Parrish Art Museum invited more than 100 artists  to contribute a two-minute video to Artist Stories from the Pandemic, an archival project chronicling artists’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read the review by Joyce Beckenstein in the September issue of The Brooklyn Rail.

  • Jaume Plensa (Spanish, born 1955), Carlota (oak), Julia (oak), Laura Asia (oak),and Wilsis (oak), 2019. Bronze, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Gray, Chicago/New York and Galerie Lelong & Co., New York. Photo: Tria Giovan

    Field of Dreams

    On August 20, 2020, the Parrish opened Field of Dreams, our inaugural sculpture exhibition created to extend the galleries outdoors and activate the Museum’s meadows with work that engages and responds to the Parrish’s architecture and landscape. The exhibition series is part of the Museum’s new Art in the Meadow initiative that enlivens the grounds with performances, projections, and works of art.


  • Three New Exhibitions

    On August 7, 2020, the Parrish Art Museum is reopened its galleries with three new exhibitions, including: the first institutional exhibition for Montauk-based artist Lucien Smith (American, b. 1989) comprising 10 large-scale paintings from his 2013 Southampton Suite; Last Meal (Series), 2001–2003, 24 photographs by long-time Shelter Island-based artist Jackie Black (American, b. 1958) who restaged the last meals requested by death row inmates; and HOUSEBOUND: Fairfield Porter and his Circle of Poets and Painters, featuring work by Porter, poet Anne Channing Porter, and the artists and poets who visited them during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s in Southampton.

  • The New Bauhaus poster. Courtesy of the studio.


    Thank you for engaging in our live-stream programs for the past four months. These will continue even when we return to our weekly live programs at the Parrish!

  • Painting en plein air at the Parrish Art Museum

    On-site Art Workshops

    Some of our popular adult workshops are now being offered on-site at the museum! Learn more about our upcoming classes, and visit our archive of virtual docent talks and Live from the Studio series.


  • Mary Heilmann plate

    Mary Heilmann, American, born 1940. Waimea, 2020 (detail). Courtesy of the artist.


    In lieu of celebrating at our beloved Midsummer Party, collection artist and renowned abstract painter Mary Heilmann created a limited-edition plate, adapted from her 2020 painting Waimea. The plate is available through contributions to the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party initiative, and all proceeds support the Museum’s Education Programs.




  • Hazel Hutchins, 2016

    Support the Parrish

    During our temporary closure, your support is needed now more than ever to help the Museum ride out this difficult period and continue to be an invaluable resource.

    Please donate today and help ensure that the Parrish will continue to be a place where art and community come together to feed our souls and raise our spirits.

    Donate Now

  • Mildred Brinn, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, July 13, 2013, ©Patrick McMullan

    In Memoriam Mildred C. Brinn

    The Trustees and Staff of the Parrish Art Museum mourn the loss of longtime friend, Life Trustee, Former Board Chair, and Chairman Emeritus Mildred C. Brinn.

    Millie, as she was known, had an enduring commitment to art and artists, on the East End and beyond. As a Board member for over 25 years, she was a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of the Museum. We are forever grateful for her caring leadership and extraordinary generosity.




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William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916) The Big Bayberry Bush (The Bayberry Bush), ca. 1895. Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 33 1/8 inches. The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Littlejohn Collection


Delve into the Parrish Collection of more than 3,000 paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and mixed media to learn more about our artists and individual art works.

In Artist Stories, explore the dynamic history of artists of the region from the 1820s to the present through historic photographs, biographical information, a timeline, and interactive map.


Special thanks to The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for their support to make this scholarship accessible.