Parrish Water Mill Locale Turns Six

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill. In its sixth year at its contemporary location in Water Mill, the Parrish Art Museum is an architectural destination in its own right. This summer, why not visit and view the current exhibition of influential artist Keith Sonnier’s work (through January 2019).

Parrish Art Museum will host its Fresh Look 2018 Benefit Cocktail Party to celebrate the sixth anniversary at its Water Mill location, on Saturday, November 10, from 6 to 8 PM.

Guests will view its newest installation, “Every Picture Tells A Story.” The night starts with a champagne toast with artist David Salle at 5 PM for those at the Supporter level and up. Attendees can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, sip cocktails, enjoy live music, and mingle with more than 30 Parrish collection artists. Salle will discuss his works inspired by the Sistine Chapel commissioned for Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, never before seen in the United States.

This year has proven successful for Parrish exhibitions, with shows including “Keith Sonnier: Until Today,” “Platform: Bathelemy Toguo,” and “Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture.”

Terrie Sultan, director of Parrish Art Museum, said, “For the remainder of the year, we’re very excited about our new exhibition ‘Every Picture Tells a Story,’ drawn from our own collection. Nearly all of the artists in this show lived, worked, and/or visited this area. They were part of the international art world and at the same time, part of our community.” The exhibition draws from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 3000 works. Parrish prides itself as a “center for cultural engagement and inspiration for the community, region, and the world,” said Sultan.

“Every Picture Tells a Story” opens to the general public on Sunday, November 11. (See our article about the exhibit on page B-1.)

Money raised from the event will go toward funding the museum’s events. Sandy Perlbinder, Parrish Art Museum trustee and Fresh Look host committee member, said, “As a member of the museum’s board and the education committee, I’m grateful to our supporters, and gratified that the funds will be used to further the museum’s mission.”

Tickets are $200, $150 for Parrish members, and are $500 for Supporter, $1000 for Sponsor, and $2500 for Benefactor. The museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. Visit or call 631-283-2118 for more information.

The Parrish will also host a free community day on Sunday from noon to 3 PM.

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