Affinities for Abstraction:
Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020
May 2–July 18, 2021
Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950-2020, is a freewheeling look at the work of 42 artists who have called the Hamptons home for a week, a season, or a lifetime. Organized by the Museum’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., the exhibition tells the sweeping story of artists with ties to the region who have expanded and exploited the language of abstraction.
Everything That Wasn’t White: Lonnie Holley at the Elaine de Kooning House
April 24 – September 6, 2021
Everything That Wasn’t White: Lonnie Holley at the Elaine de Kooning House presents 35 new paintings, works on paper, and sculpture created by artist and musician Lonnie Holley during his 2020 artist-in-residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton.
Material Witness presents four large-scale sculptures and paintings in which the materials used by the artist are inextricably connected to the meaning of the work itself. The exhibition features Simone Leigh’s Sentinel, 2019, on long-term loan from the FLAG Art Foundation, N.Y., plus works from the Museum’s collection by Ross Bleckner, Louise Nevelson, and Donald Sultan.
Field of Dreams
August 20, 2020–August 31, 2021
On August 20, 2020, the Parrish opened Field of Dreams, our inaugural sculpture exhibition created to extend the galleries outdoors and activate the Museum’s meadows with work that engages and responds to the Parrish’s architecture and landscape. The exhibition series is part of the Museum’s new Art in the Meadow initiative that enlivens the grounds with performances, projections, and works of art.
April 17, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Veering from the norm of Museum exhibitions that are typically organized around artist, movement, location, or theme—XS focuses on dimension, presenting paintings and sculpture of diminutive size from the Parrish collection. Featuring 24 works from 1890 – 2010, XS invites visitors to engage with these Lilliputian pieces close-up, paying particular attention to detail.