Special Projects

Alice Hope, Under the Radar, 2012, Installation with ferrite magnets and steel plates, 41 x 83', Camp Hero State Park, Montauk. Photo: Jenny Gorman
Special Projects


The Platform series is an innovative artist-driven approach to programming within the building and grounds of the new Parrish Art Museum. Platform involves ongoing artists' projects that consider the entire Museum—from the corridors to the café to the covered porches and terraces–as a potential canvas for works that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Each year, a new artist or collective is commissioned to generate ideas that respond to and activate the myriad spaces and grounds of the Museum, encouraging new ways to experience art, architecture and the landscape. Projects may include time-based art, performance, sound installation, social practice art, participatory events, and other emerging forms of creative expression. 

Platform Goals:

• To embrace artistic experimentation and emerging practices in the creative field

• To offer new ways for the community to experience art, architecture, and the landscape

• To enliven the experience of visiting the Museum through participation and active engagement of the public


2018: Barthélémy Toguo

2017: Clifford Ross

2016: Jonah Bokaer

2015: Tara Donovan

2014: Maya Lin

2013: Josephine Meckseper

2012: Hope Sandrow



The Parrish Road Show is an annual offsite creative series that features temporary projects by regional artists. Launched in 2012 as a summer program, The Parrish Road Show is now taking place in the spring and fall and is designed to deeply connect creativity to everyday life by presenting exhibitions, public programs, and workshops at unexpected places—from public parks to historic sites—across the region. Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects Corinne Erni states, “Road Show redefines the traditional understanding of the function of an art museum by bringing art outside its walls and into the community.” Parrish Road Show has included related public programs like artist talks, an art historical bike tour, outdoor movies, guided meditation, visit of a farming museum, local food tastings, and live music.



Candace Hill Montgomery at Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

Laurie Lambrecht at The Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack


Esly Escobar: Playground at The Remsenburg Academy, Remsenburg, NY

Jeremy Dennis: Stories—Dreams, Myths, and Experiences at the Arts Center at Duck Creek, East Hampton, NY 


Auto Body at various locations along Montauk Highway between Bellport and Water Mill


Toni Ross at Marders, Bridgehampton, New York

Bastienne Schmidt at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum


Saskia Friedrich at The Victor D'Amico Institute of Art/The Art Barge, Amagansett, New York

Tucker Marder at 1058 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, New York (map)


Michael Combs at Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead

Evan Desmond Yee at GeekHampton, Sag Harbor


Sydney Albertini at Duck Creek Edwards Farm, East Hampton

Almond Zigmund at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum


Maziar Behrooz at Arc House, East Hampton

Jameson Ellis at The Bridge, Bridgehampton

Alice Hope at Camp Hero State Park, Montauk

Jill Musnicki at Bridgehampton Historical Society, Bridgehampton