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The Parrish Art Museum Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Taxter as the next director of the Museum. Kelly comes to the Parrish from the Jewish Museum in New York City where she was the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art. She assumes her new role on March 22, 2021, joining a rising class of new, influential female museum leaders around the country.

Taxter’s depth of experience in the contemporary art world and at the Jewish Museum, where tradition melds with innovation, will enable her to infuse the Parrish with a new vitality and with a fresh perspective on the role that the Parrish can play in the community. We look forward to her bold vision, her strong leadership, and to turning the page to a new and exciting chapter in the history of the Parrish Art Museum.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next director of the Parrish Art Museum,” said Taxter. “It is a great privilege to lead the institution at this critical moment of change. I look forward to joining the Parrish board and team in welcoming visitors from all backgrounds to our unparalleled building, and sharing exhibitions and collection presentations that reflect not only the artistic history of the East End, but also the bright future of the Museum.”