In lieu of celebrating at our beloved Midsummer Party, we have reimagined a way to enjoy art together and extend our appreciation for your continued support of the Museum’s Education Programs. The Museum is offering, for the first time, a limited-edition collectible plate designed by an artist in the Parrish collection. SAVE THE PLATE will become an annual tradition with a different artist contributing each year, in tandem with the Midsummer Party in future years.

This year, East End Artist and longtime friend of the Parrish, Mary Heilmann, lends her work Waimea to a limited-edition plate:

“This is a memory of Waimea Bay, a great surf spot in Hawaii.  I visited there in 1995 to look at the big waves that curl like the circle of a plate. Living right up the road from the ocean in Bridgehampton, I look at the waves all the time. I can even hear them. I am obsessed with the geometry of waves.”
–Mary Heilmann, 2020

We are counting on your support to continue the tradition of the Midsummer Party and establish a new artistic legacy for the Parrish. Please consider a gift to the Parrish Art Museum Education Programs and SAVE THE PLATE.

Gifts to the Midsummer Party at the $500 level and above may choose to receive a limited-edition plate, which arrives in a presentation box. Your contribution is tax deductible, less $100 for each plate.




Co-Chairs: Deborah F. Bancroft, Preston T. Phillips

Honorary Co-Chairs: Charlotte Moss and Barry Friedberg

Host Committee: Mary and Howard S. Frank, Laura Lofaro Freeman and James L. Freeman, Chad A. Leat, Christina and Alan MacDonald, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Robin and Frederic M. Seegal, Marcia Dunn Sobel, and Joey Wölffer

Late Night Party Chair: Larry Milstein