• Artists Choose Parrish

    PART I | April 16–August 6, 2023  & April 30–July 23, 2023

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    PART II | August 20, 2023–February 4, 2024

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    PART III | October 29, 2023–February 18, 2024

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  • Jeremy Dennis (American, born 1990), The sacredness of Hills, 2020. Metal print, 30 x 40, Courtesy the artist.

  • Nanette Carter, Cantilevered #53(Teetering), 2020. Oil on Mylar, 32 ¼ x 64 ¼ in. © Nanette Carter, Courtesy Berry Campbell, New York.

  • Installation View: Robert Gober Artists Choose Parrish, Part I A at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, April 16–August 6, 2023. Photo: Gary Mamay

  • Suzanne McClelland, Falling Sky (North), 2022. Mixed media on canvas, 102 x 75 in. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Suzanne McClelland, Falling Sky (South), 2022. Mixed media on canvas, 102 x 75 in. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Alix Pearlstein, Archive Collage (Zinc Plain, Nitsch female participant, Padre & Madre, Non-Picturesque Mountain Landscape and Pearlstein nudes), 2022. 30 x 24 in. Courtesy the Artist

  • Alix Pearlstein, Archive Collage, (Big Self Portrait with Shit, nude women and Pearlstein nude), 2022. 24 x 18 in. Courtesy the Artist

  • KAWS, TIDE, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 104 in. © KAWS. Photo: Farzad Owrang

  • Sean Scully, Landline Red Ray, 2017. Oil on aluminum, 85 x 75 in. Courtesy the Artist

  • Amy Sillman, Untitled (yellow),2020. Oil/acrylic on panel, 22 x 30 in. Courtesy the Artist

Celebrating the Museum’s 125th anniversary, this landmark exhibition honors the East End’s rich artistic legacy and brings greater attention to major artists practicing here today. Forty-one renowned artists with deep local roots will select works from the collection to be shown along with their own. The exhibition will drive a renewed dialogue between the Museum’s past and future and reveal new perspectives of its collection through the lens of a diverse roster of artists. Organized in three installations, the exhibition will fill the entire gallery space of the Museum.

The artists were invited to delve into the Museum’s 3,600-volume holdings online and at the Parrish to select works. Many artists reminisce on the relevance of the East End in their lives and approach to art. The result is a multilayered anthology of visual dialogues from unique perspectives, revealing a shared sense of community on the East End and continuing the artistic legacy of the region that radiates in the global art world. By pairing their work in unexpected and creative manners with work by Museum collection artists from the past and present, the participants crafted new narratives that explore perception and perspective, place and identity, formal connections, or personal and professional relationships.

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April 16–August 6, 2023 & April 30–July 23, 2023
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Tony Bechara, Ross Bleckner, Nanette Carter, Pamela Council, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Fischl, Robert Gober, Mary Heilmann, Claude Lawrence, Robert Longo, Eddie Martinez, Sam Moyer, Enoc Perez, Ugo Rondinone, Cindy Sherman, Leslee Stradford, Michelle Stuart, Hank Willis Thomas, Nina Yankowitz, Joe Zucker


August 20, 2023–February 4, 2024
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Marina Adams, Alice Aycock, Vija Celmins, Rachel Feinstein, Ralph Gibson, Sheree Hovsepian, Suzanne McClelland, Alix Pearlstein, Ned Smyth, Donald Sultan, John Torreano, Stanley Whitney


October 29, 2023–February 18, 2024
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Richard Aldrich, Joanne Greenbaum, Virginia Jaramillo, Rashid Johnson, KAWS, Mel Kendrick, David Salle, Sean Scully, Amy Sillman

Artists Choose Parrish is organized by Corinne Erni, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator of Art and Education and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, with additional support from Kaitlin Halloran, Assistant Curator and Publications Coordinator, and Brianna L. Hernández, Assistant Curator.


The Artists Choose Parrish exhibition is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Estate of Mildred C. Brinn; Bank of America; Stephen Meringoff in honor of Robin and Fred Seegal; The Robert Lehman Foundation; Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder; Agnes Gund in honor of Dorothy Lichtenstein; Goldman Sonnenfeldt Foundation; Jennifer and Sean Cohan; Susan and Timothy Davis; Alexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff; Fern and Lenard Tessler; Jacqueline Brody; The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation; Martha McLanahan; Herman Goldman Foundation; Fred Schmeltzer; Scott and Margot Ziegler; and Amy Oppenheim.

We are also grateful to Gladstone Gallery and Ryan Lee Gallery, both in New York, for their in-kind support.

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, and by the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.