People in a Gallery

People In Galleries Photo: Tom Kochie

Community Partnerships

School and community-based programs for youth combine visits to the Museum with ongoing learning sessions at community sites. The Museum works with hundreds of children through partnerships with regional schools and after-school and summer programs. The Museum’s current partners include Southampton Elementary, Intermediate, and High Schools, Tuckahoe Common School, Bridgehampton School, the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreation Center after-school and summer programs, Project MOST, and Southampton Youth Association.

For more information, contact the Education Department at 631-283-2118 x 171 or

Group of elderly people painting with watercolors

Parrish Art Museum. Photo: Parrish Art Museum

Access Parrish

In our continued commitment to making our building, programs, and resources accessible to all audiences, we have partnered with regional agencies to develop Access Parrish—a series of learning experiences designed to engage and welcome visitors with special needs.

Active partners include Southampton, East Hampton, and Hampton Bays Schools Life Skills classes and East End Disability Associates. Flying Point Foundation for Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease, Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital’s Cancer Wellness Center, New Hour for Women-LI, and Suffolk County Corrections are ongoing partners.

Please contact Museum Educator Wendy Gottlieb at or call 631-283-2118 during Museum hours for more information.

Paint with the Parrish 

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center (ADRC)

Tours 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.

Please contact Carol Hartmann, Director of Programs, Education, and Training at ADRC at 631-580-5100, x305 for more information and to register.

PD Paint with the Parrish

In collaboration with the Stony Brook–Southampton Hospital

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; please contact Sarah Cohen at for more information and to register.

Cups of paint brushes

Art in Corrections

In collaboration with New Hour for Women and Children-Long Island

Providing a weekly art program for women who are housed in the Suffolk County Department of Corrections in Riverhead in collaboration with New Hour for Women and Children-LI. Studies have shown that arts programming in county jails has significant positive outcomes including improved communication skills and an increased sense of community, trust, and cooperation. The aim of this program is that participants will return to the community with a different sense of who they are and that this will have an impact on the children and families of returned citizens and on the community as a whole.

The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Milford D. and Janice B. Gerton/Arts and Letters Foundation; Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation; The Long Island Community Foundation; Dime Community Bank; The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation; The Romenesa Foundation; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; donors who wish to remain anonymous; and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and Tuckahoe Common School District. Additional support for education initiatives is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling and Midsummer Party benefit events.
The Parrish Art Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Public Funding provided by Suffolk County.