Access Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum is committed to making its collection, building, and programs accessible to all audiences. To further that goal Parrish educators, in partnership with regional agencies, have developed Access Parrish–a series of learning experiences specifically designed for youth and adults with varied needs and abilities. All Access Parrish programs are offered free of charge.

Southampton High School Life Skills Class. Photo: Parrish Art Museum

Access Tours and Workshops


Access Tours and Workshops for groups of children, families, or adults are planned with program partners and are also available upon request. Group visits, which include a tour and studio experience, take place at the Museum. Offsite programs are available for those unable to visit the Museum. Please contact Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield at or 631-283-2118 x121 for more information.

Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Parrish Art Museum

Paint at the Parrish with ADRC


Gallery discussion and activities tailored to individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia (and their care partners) are offered monthly, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center (ADRC). Pre-registration is required for the programs, which include a boxed lunch at no charge. Please contact Michele Payne, Director of Programs at ADRC at 631-580-5100, x304 for more information and to register.

People In Galleries Photo: Tom Kochie

PD Paint at the Parrish


Developed in collaboration with Stony Brook–Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, PD Paint at the Parrish is an arts program designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Pre-registration is required for the programs, which include a boxed lunch at no charge. Please contact Patti Cronin, Stony Brook–Southampton Hospital’s Wellness Program, at 631-726-8800 for more information and to register.

Access Parrish 2019 is supported in part by Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation and Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation.
Access Parrish was launched in 2016 with generous pilot support from the Long Island Community Foundation and additional support from the Herman Goldman Foundation. The Long Island Community Foundation provided ongoing support in 2017 along with Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation and the Town of Southampton.