In 1898, the Parrish Art Museum was founded in Southampton, New York. It was home to renowned pieces of work produced by residents of the artist colony of the South Shore and North Shore of Long Island. One hundred and fourteen years later, the museum was relocated to Water Mill, New York, just 10 minutes away, and its masterpieces were given a new home, in a 34,400 square foot building designed by Herzog and de Meuron. This relocation makes it the first art museum to be built on the East End of Long Island in more than 100 years and it has also secured the building’s spot on the map as a cultural and architectural landmark.
On July 13, the Parrish Art Museum will host their annual Midsummer Party for the first time at the new location. The night will be an exciting conglomeration of art collectors, artists, socialites, entertainers, philanthropists and business leaders from the Hamptons region as well as from others. The event will be expertly and exquisitely decorated by Ron Wendt Design. The party will kick off with a cocktail reception inside the museum, followed by dinner and dessert catered by Olivier Cheng who is known for his blend of American, European and Asian cuisines on the open-air porch, with tables inspired by the museum’s linear architecture and finally, after dinner, guests will be free to enjoy some late night dancing in the museum’s theater, some relaxing time in the lounge areas or some time to tour the museum’s galleries. Throughout the night, guests will also be able to experience the delightful sounds of David Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors as well as installations by Aakash Nihalani.
Notable works that will be on exhibition at the time include a comprehensive look at sculptor Alice Aycock‘s drawings, which provide great insight into her creative workings. Exhibitions will also feature works by American Impressionist William Merrit Chase, post-war American realist Fairfield Porter and artists such as Dan Flavin and April Gornik.
The summer fete is also expected to attract distinguished guests such as socialite Deborah Bancroft, interior designer Geoffrey N. Bradfield, artist Brian Hunt and fashion designer Nicole Miller.
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 1 a..m
Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY, 11976
Steel Level: $50,000
Concrete Level: $25,000
Wood Level: $15,000
Glass Level: $2,500
Aluminum Level: $1,500
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