Parrish Art Museum Offers Informational Meeting Before Funding Vote

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Photo credit: Jarno Huttunen

On Saturday, May 14, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold a public information meeting regarding the upcoming annual vote on June 4 to approve funding for the museum.

Open to the entire community, the meeting will be hosted by Parrish Director Terrie Sultan, who will answer any questions about the upcoming vote and will provide any information about the museum and how it uses its funding to support public programs, exhibitions and other services towards the community.

Admission to the museum will be free for attendees of the meeting. Guests are encouraged to visit the galleries and sign up for the museum’s Resident Benefits program, which provides free admission to the museum and many of its events year-round.

For the 2016–2017 school year, the museum is requesting support in the amount of $326,509 for program expenses. Funds for these programs are raised by a tax levy on the taxable real property within the Southampton Union Free School District’s boundaries.

If approved, the funds will allow the museum to further their community outreach programs, collaborating with teachers of the local school districts for on- and off-site programs, free admission to children and students under 18, and reduced admission for seniors. The museum will also seek to continue providing activities for children, teens and families, including art classes, workshops and other public programs.

The information meeting will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Parrish Art Museum, 79 Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

To review the Parrish Art Museum’s various programs, exhibitions and offerings, visit

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