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Fairfield Porter (American 1907-1975) Street with Old Trees, ca. 1965 Oil on linen, 16 5/8 x 25 ½ inches, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, Gift of the Estate of Fairfield Porter 1980.10.156


Curator’s Talk: Alicia Longwell on Fairfield Porter

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

April 17, 5 pm - 6 pm

In a live illustrated talk, Fairfield Porter and Friends—In Their Own Words, Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., discusses the artists and writers in Porter’s life.

Fairfield Porter and his family moved from New York to Southampton in 1949, to a rambling 19th-c. house captain’s house on South Main Street that would soon become the center of a rarefied world. Friends from the city—a roster of emerging painters and poets, critics and filmmakers–were drawn to the little village by the sea and to the life that Porter and his wife Anne, a poet in her own right, created. Painters Alex Katz, Jane Freilicher, Larry Rivers, Jane Wilson, Robert Dash, and Rackstraw Downes and poets Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch all were drawn to the house where  “. . . down at the end of the street there is an ocean,” as Anne Porter once wrote in a poem.

Images from the Parrish’s extensive collection of works by Porter and his circle will be explored using the painters’ own words and those of their poet friends, all of whom wrote widely about art.

Live Q&A follows. Registration encouraged.

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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Date:
April 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Curator’s Talk: Alicia Longwell on Fairfield Porter

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

April 17, 5 pm - 6 pm

In a live illustrated talk, Fairfield Porter and Friends—In Their Own Words, Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., discusses the artists and writers in Porter’s life.

Fairfield Porter and his family moved from New York to Southampton in 1949, to a rambling 19th-c. house captain’s house on South Main Street that would soon become the center of a rarefied world. Friends from the city—a roster of emerging painters and poets, critics and filmmakers–were drawn to the little village by the sea and to the life that Porter and his wife Anne, a poet in her own right, created. Painters Alex Katz, Jane Freilicher, Larry Rivers, Jane Wilson, Robert Dash, and Rackstraw Downes and poets Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch all were drawn to the house where  “. . . down at the end of the street there is an ocean,” as Anne Porter once wrote in a poem.

Images from the Parrish’s extensive collection of works by Porter and his circle will be explored using the painters’ own words and those of their poet friends, all of whom wrote widely about art.

Live Q&A follows. Registration encouraged.

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.