• Parrish Art Museum Galleries. Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova

    Welcome to the Museum!

    We’re delighted to invite visitors to the Museum and our galleries. Please follow the link below to plan your visit and register for your timed admission on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays.

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  • Jim Dine (American, born 1935) The Wheatfield (Agincourt), 1989–2019, Painted bronze, 84 x 300 x 113 inches. Installation view, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY. Courtesy of Gray, Chicago/New York. Photo: Jenny Gorman

    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.


  • Installation view: Material Witness, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY. Works by Ross Bleckner, Simone Leigh, Louise Nevelson, Donald Sultan. Photo: Gary Mamay

    Material Witness

    Through 2021

    Material Witness presents four large-scale sculptures and paintings in which the materials used by the artist are inextricably connected to the meaning of the work itself. The exhibition features Simone Leigh’s Sentinel, 2019, on long-term loan from the FLAG Art Foundation, N.Y., plus works from the Museum’s collection by Ross Bleckner, Louise Nevelson, and Donald Sultan.

  • Installation view of Field of Dreams (Great Meadow), Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill NY, 2020. Photo: Timothy Schenck.

    Support the Parrish

    A gift to the Museum’s Annual Fund strengthens the enduring impact of the Museum on individuals and within our dynamic community.

    Your Gift Matched Dollar for Dollar for a Limited Time
    We are excited to announce that an anonymous family foundation has come forward with a matching challenge grant of up to $50,000. If we can raise the full amount by November 18, the impact of your gift will be doubled.

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  • Jackie Black (American, born 1958), Last Meal (series), 2001–2003. Archival pigment on paper, 12 x 12 inches each. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Museum purchase with funds provided by the Bessemer Trust, 2016.33(a-x)


    The Museum continues to offer its engaging Friday programs, sometimes live, sometimes live-streamed, and sometimes a combination of both!

  • Three New Exhibitions

    The Parrish reopened its galleries on August 7, 2020, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.





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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.