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Review of Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

After entering the nearly hidden entrance of the Parrish Art Museum, the interior is spacious with easy access to the galleries. The stark exterior could double as a farmers market; a prime location to sell produce and baked goods. It could be a source of revenue for the museum. All joking aside, the architecture and landscaping compliment the natural beauty of Water Mill.

The William Glackens exhibit (now until October 13, 2014) has an abundance of wonderful paintings. The Maya Lin exhibit (also until October 13, 2014) is creative and thought provoking.

The museum has many works in its permanent collection. Check the website for tours, concerts, classes and special events.

Thank Fran727
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We received a free tour of the collection. While we learned some interesting things about some of the artists, the fact that we were being obviously read to was somewhat disconcerting.

This is a large building which looks like a long greenhouse from the road but is actually quite effective at displaying a fairly large collection of modern and contemporary art. Featured are many of the artist who live, or have lived, in the area. Certainly one of the better ways to spend your time on the East End.

2  Thank coeurdelion
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The organization of the museum is really nice, the rooms are big enough that you can look at the art from a distance without walking all over people. The temporary exhibit was very interesting.

1  Thank JeanneFerrier
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We visited the new Parrish in April. The long double barn-like structure is quite a sight from the Montauk Hwy. Although at first glance it looked like grounds for the county fair, as you approach its striking modernism is mesmerizing. It really does capture the Hamptons light extraordinarily (zinc roof?). The grounds also exude a cool minimalism befitting the building. Inside, its much like any other museum, with a shop that has the same tchotchkes others do and a fine cafe. I believe there is artist in residence or workshops on the west end of the bldg, which is interesting. The exhibits are a mixed bag to me. I think some east end artists, like porter for example, work suffer in this sterile setting as compared to the old southampton setting. On the other hand, there is much more exhibit room for more of it. And now there is room for large works so that is fine as well. Speaking of that, one thing I really did not like at all was the donor 'branding' in the galleries as this is supposed to be white space and it was terribly distracting. But to end on a positive note, an exhibit we enjoyed the most was the school art class artwork of local children. They have great art teachers and it was fun to see. Afterward, you might want to visit the popular Duckwalk Vineyards next door.

2  Thank meesalikeu
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

well maybe when it is really open it would be better. it cost us $8 and it was 1/2 open. and two of the rooms were closed anyway. maybe when they get it going it will be better. seems to focus on artists that donated their work to the museum. cant say I heard of them. they did give us a free pass to come back anytime. we passed it on the hotel staff to give away some day. nice new building but don't waste your time IMO. better use of time to see period museums that are all around the area.

4  Thank Kathleen S
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