EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW
Out of an abundance of caution and in support of efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19, the galleries are temporarily closed with plans to reopen in early spring based on guidelines and recommendations at that time. Until then, enjoy our outdoor exhibitions, and delve into the Art and Artists of the East End.
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.
SCOTT BLUEDORN: BONAC BLIND
For the 2020 Parrish Road Show, Scott Bluedorn created the Bonac Blind, a floating, mostly handmade dwelling constructed from a repurposed duck blind structure. The work draws attention to the drastic shortage of affordable housing in the Hamptons that has effected a mass exodus of working-class people, especially in the older local families native to East Hampton known as ‘Bonackers’ or ‘Bub’s’. The Bonac Blind made the long haul from Springs to Water Mill by way of tractor trailer in late November, and is now nestled in the Museum’s North Meadow, among the same native switchgrass that covers the structure.
Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives
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.