• Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives

    May 15–August 15, 2020

    The Parrish Art Museum presents Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives, a robust online exhibition that highlights the role that narrative plays in understanding the world through the work of eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas. The first online exhibition created by the Museum, the project launches Friday, May 15 at 5pm with a live presentation by Parrish Adjunct Curator David Pagel and Museum Director Terrie Sultan.
  • Steinberg

    Saul Steinberg (American, born Romania, 1914–1999), Country Still Life, 1970. Crayon and pencil on paper, 14 ½ x 23 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, 2019.6.30 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    What We See, How We See

    Each year, the Museum creates a new exhibition that contextualizes works and amplifies themes by important artists drawn from the Parrish’s permanent collection of more than 3,000 works. This year’s seven-gallery installation, What We See, How We See, features paintings and works on paper by a wide range of artists, including a major gift from the Saul Steinberg Foundation that encompasses the varied projects, such as wallpaper and fabric, by this prolific artist who lived and worked in Springs for some 50 years; boldly colored paintings and prints by Tom Slaughter (1955–2014); American Landscapes from the 19th and early 20th centuries, highlights from the Parrish’s renowned holdings; and Circles, Squares, and Squiggles, works that encourage viewers to take a closer look by artist Josef Albers, Dan Christensen, and Jack Youngerman, among many others.

  • Maya Lin (American, born 1959), Bay, Pond, & Harbor (Long Island Triptych), 2014. Recycled silver, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York


    On View

    On Long Island, you’re surrounded by water on both sides; you’ve got the bay coming up separating the North and the South Forks. I am extremely interested in the water’s edge, and thinking about sea level and understanding how transmutable and temporal that boundary between land and sea actually is.

Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives
May 15–August 15, 2020
What We See, How We See
November 10, 2019–April 2021
Maya Lin: Bay, Pond, & Harbor (Long Island Triptych)
June 20, 2019–January 26, 2020