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Willem de Kooning (American, born Netherlands, 1904–1997), Untitled XXXVIII, 1983. Oil on canvas, 70 x 80 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Museum purchase, Ahmet and Mica Ertegun Fund, Mrs. Lawrence B. Dunham Fund, in Memory of Lilian Haines Crittenden, Alice Crocker Bequest Fund, and with funds from Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald Lauder, and Ahmet and Mica Ertegun, 1997.6

Material Witness

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

The substance of paint has a material presence—it can be thinly or thickly applied, using a wide variety of tools, in a controlled or loose gesture—and the work of artists in this gallery, all of whom have lived and worked…
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Dan Flavin (American, 1933–1996), the nominal three (to William of Ockham), 1963. Cool white fluorescent light, Dimensions variable. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Dorothy Lichtenstein in memory of Roy Lichtenstein and Dan Flavin, 2004.2

Collective Conversation

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

Works of art can take many forms, and artists throughout history have pushed at the boundaries of the traditional materials of painting, drawing, and sculpture to create powerful visual expressions and experiences. The four works of art on view in…
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Alex Katz (American, born 1927), Portrait of Frank O’Hara, 2009. Photoengraving, 11 x 11 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Lawrence DiCarlo

Poets and Painters

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

The precise yet commonplace phrases of Frank O’Hara’s poetry comprised a style so distinctive that one critic referred to it as the “I-do-this and then I-do-that school of poetry.” Along with fellow practitioners John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler,…
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Esteban Vicente (American, born Spain, 1903–2001), Black Susan 1968 Collage on paper mounted on board. 60 x 40 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Promised Gift of the Harriet and Esteban Vicente Foundation

Drawn in Black and White

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

Drawing is a basic element of art—a foundational pursuit used by artists not only as a preliminary study for a painting or sculpture, but also as a medium explored in its own right. If drawing is fundamental to the creative…
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Fairfield Porter, American, 1907–1975 Jane and Elizabeth 1967 Oil on canvas 55 1/8 x 48 1/8 inches Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Jane Freilicher 1979.13.2

Fairfield Porter

Permanent Collection Installation

November 4, 2016–October 30, 2017

For many artists, friends and family prove to be the most willing and available subjects. Porter’s portraits of his family in their South Main Street, Southampton house, or in Maine where they frequently spent summers, hover between straight-on depictions of…
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Leo Villareal, Particle Universe, 2016. LEDs, custom software and electrical hardware, mirrored stainless steel, 105 x 244 x 6 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Sandra Gering Gallery, New York. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

Artists Choose Artists 2016

October 30, 2016–January 16, 2017

Artists Choose Artists is the Parrish Art Museum’s juried exhibition open to artists working in all media and living on the East End of Long Island. Seven distinguished artists serve as jurors, each selecting two artists for the exhibition, which also…
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Installation View: Parrish Road Show 2016, Toni Ross: Permanent Transience at Marders, Bridgehampton, New York, August 20–September 5, 2016. Photo: Jenny Gorman

Parrish Road Show: Toni Ross

Permanent Transience

August 20–September 5, 2016

120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, New York, 11932 RSVP here for the opening reception on Saturday, August 20, 5-7PM at Marders in Bridgehampton Toni Ross is intrigued by the intersection of diverse objects and materials, especially those that defy logic. These concepts…
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Installation View: Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, August 7–October 16, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle

August 7–October 16, 2016

Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle features the work of three artists who met in the early 1970s at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles before moving to…
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Installation View: Parrish Road Show 2016, Bastienne Schmidt: Archeology of Time at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, August 7–August 24, 2016.

Parrish Road Show: Bastienne Schmidt

Archeology of Time

August 7–August 24, 2016

Site: Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum 200 Main Street Sag Harbor, New York, 11963 RSVP here for the opening reception on Sunday, August 7, 5-7PM at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum Bastienne Schmidt is interested in the documentation…
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Installation View: Platform 2016: Jonah Bokaer at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, July 9, 2016–January 16, 2017. Photo: Kerry Sharkey-Miller

Platform: Jonah Bokaer

July 9, 2016–January 16, 2017

Jonah Bokaer is an interdisciplinary artist who merges choreography, visual art, film, and artistic research. Bokaer’s Platform project will feature a two-channel projection of a new choreographic work for film, shot within the dramatic vistas of the Parrish Art Museum. The artist…
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Installation view: Radical Seafaring at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, May 8–July 24, 2016. Photo: Jenny Gorman

Radical Seafaring

May 8–July 24, 2016

Radical Seafaring is a multidisciplinary exhibition, publication, and program initiative that will include two-dimensional works, sculptural objects, vessels, models, film and video, off-site commissions, and boat trips around East End waterways. Under the direction of Andrea Grover, Century Arts Foundation Curator…
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Installation view: Parrish Perspectives, Brian Gaman: Vanishing Point at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 13–April 24, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Brian Gaman

Vanishing Point

March 13–April 24, 2016

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. Beginning in the mid-1970s Brian Gaman embarked on a highly personal…
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Installation view: Parrish Perspectives, Connie Fox: Self As… at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 13–April 24, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Connie Fox

Self As...

March 13–April 24, 2016

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. In 2007, Connie Fox set up a mirror and a bookstand…
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Installation view: Parrish Perspectives, Lindsay Morris: You Are You at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, March 13–April 24, 2016. Photo: Gary Mamay

Parrish Perspectives: Lindsay Morris

You Are You

March 13–April 24, 2016

Parrish Perspectives is a series of concentrated exhibitions that offers the Museum opportunities to respond spontaneously and directly to unique ways of thinking about art, artists, and the creative process. Since 2007 Lindsay Morris has been documenting a weekend summer camp…
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Installation View: 2016 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, January 30–February 28, 2016. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez

2016 Student Exhibition

January 30–February 28, 2016

Each year, the Parrish Art Museum’s Student Exhibition provides an opportunity for local students to have their work on view in a professional venue. More than 1,000 young artists from private, public, parochial, and home schools participate. Participants in the Student Exhibition explore many…
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Joe Fig (American, born 1958), April and Eric, August 10, 2004, 2005–2006. Mixed media, 29 x 96 x 48 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Rita Krauss, 2015.34

Home Sweet Home

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

In Winslow Homer’s 1863 painting Home Sweet Home, two Union soldiers sit at a forlorn campsite look at a smoking campfire, hard biscuits on a tin plate, and a rain-soaked pup tent. Contemporary viewers would have immediately associated this title with…
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James Brooks (American, 1906–1992), Untitled, 1953. Oil and gouache on paper, 22 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Richard I. Adrian, 2012.14.5

James Brooks: Process of Discovery

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

James Brooks (1906–1992) was one of the most widely celebrated painters of the 1950s New York school. Born in St. Louis, Brooks grew up in Texas and attended Southern Methodist University from 1923 to 1925, arriving in New York shortly…
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William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Park in Brooklyn, ca. 1887. Oil on panel, 16 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Littlejohn Collection, 1961.5.11

American Views

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Images of the landscape—both real and imagined—have flourished in American art for more than a century, from the great transcendent Hudson River School paintings to the more intimate but no less impressive works created here on the East End. Artists…
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Dorothea Rockburne (American, born Canada, 1932), Egyptian Painting: Sahura, 1980. Conté crayon, pencil, oil, and gesso on folded linen with wall drawing, 93 x 64 1/4 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of the Prop Foundation, 2013.11

Collective Conversation

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Works of art can take many forms, and artists throughout history have pushed at the boundaries of the traditional materials of painting, drawing, and sculpture to create powerful visual expressions and experiences. The four works of art on view in…
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Raymond Parker (American, 1922–1990), Untitled, 1962. Oil on canvas, 72 x 68 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Edward F. Dragon in memory of Alfonso Ossorio, 1992.8.8

Inscape—The Inner Nature Of Things

Permanent Collection Installation

November 1, 2015–October 30, 2016

Can meaning reside in abstraction? The challenge taken up by many artists who paint abstractly is to discover in what ways they can express the unique inner nature of a person, place, thing or event—the emotional feelings generated by everyday…
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