School Programs and Exhibitions

School Visits
Teachers and students are invited to explore the Parrish’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Interactive lessons focus on a small selection of objects to encourage observation and discussion. A variety of grade-specific themes are available and gallery activities or hands-on workshops can also be arranged. School visits are limited to one class at a time or a maximum of 30 students.  One chaperone is required for each 10 students. 

  • All school visits will be guided by Parrish docents or staff educators. 
  • $65 per class for guided visits with gallery activity or studio workshops
  • All school programs, tours, and workshops are FREE for Southampton and Tuckahoe Schools 

School visits must be arranged in advance. For information please email, or phone 631-283-2118 x121


2019 Student Exhibition

The 2019 Student Exhibition will be on view February 9 through March 10, 2019.  Pre-K through 12th grade students are invited to participate. The pre-K through grade 8 portion of the exhibition is open to public and private schools in the townships of Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton, and Southold. The high school portion is open to students from Brookhaven, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, and Southampton townships. Participation guidelines and links to online registration forms are available at the bottom of this page. The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  

New for 2019: In addition to awards for excellence for exhibiting high school seniors, exhibiting high school juniors and seniors who are planning to pursue further study in visual art will be considered for a Pastel Award based on works in oil or chalk pastel that are included in the annual student exhibition. This award will include a $2500 cash prize, which is made possible by the Art Spirit Foundation.  The Art Spirit Foundation Pastel Award requires separate registration and submission of digital images. 

2019 Exhibition Forms and Guidelines:

High School Registration

Pre-K to Grade 8 Registration

Art Spirit Foundation Pastel Award Registration