Parrish Art Museum Offers Free Admission to Southampton Residents

Parrish Art Museum Resident Benefits Card
Parrish Art Museum Resident Benefits Card (an approximation), Photos: Oliver Peterson, GooDween123/iStock/Thinkstock

Residency has its benefits—for fans of art, anyway.

With the passing of Labor Day and the Hamptons returning to a relatively normal pace this week, the Parrish Art Museum has announced a special Resident Benefits card for locals in the Southampton and Tuckahoe School Districts.

Much like a library card, the museum’s new offering will give residents free admission to the galleries and many of its programs, along with discounted admission to workshops and select programs, and invitations to celebrate new exhibitions at special receptions throughout the year.

The Parrish explains in its announcement that the Resident Benefits card is being offered “in recognition of this community’s support of the Museum through the annual tax levy.”

Eligible participants can sign up for the Resident Benefit card just as they would a library card, online or in person at the Parrish Art Museum. In addition to residents of the Southampton and Tuckahoe School Districts, the Parrish is extending these special benefits to employees of the two school districts “in appreciation of their contribution to the quality of life we enjoy on the East End.”

Residents in the Southampton or Tuckahoe School districts or employees of either district can sign up online today by following this link. Following the registration process, local art fans can visit the Parrish to pick up their Resident Benefits card. To get the card, residents must bring a government ID or an official document showing their address as proof of eligibility. District employees need only bring an employee ID. Resident Benefits cards are only issued to individuals, but each resident of a household is eligible.

To learn more about the Parrish Art Museum and the new Resident Benefits program, attend the museum’s open house this fall on Sunday, November 9, from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The open house coincides with the Parrish’s Community Day celebration with artists Steven and William Ladd, staff and volunteers, who will be on hand to give tours of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions, as well as the inspiring architecture of its new Water Mill facility.

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