Parrish Art Museum Sixth Anniversary Weekend / Nov 9 – 11

Parrish Art Museum, November 9, 2012









NOVEMBER 9–11, 2018


Friday: Academy-Award winning Spanish-language film and tour, with reception

Saturday: Cocktail party with live music and more than 30 artists in attendance

Sunday: FREE Community Day with art projects, performances, refreshments

Clockwise from top left: Still from Una Mujer Fantástica. Parrish 2017 benefit event.Bridgehampton School Marimba Band and family art workshops. Photos: Daniel Gonzalez


In celebration of its sixth anniversary in Water Mill and the opening of the new exhibition Every Picture Tells a Story, the Parrish Art Museum presents a weekend of public programs and events from November 9–11. On Friday, the Parrish will screen a Spanish-language film with cocktail reception and bilingual gallery tours. A special anniversary benefit party on Saturday features live music, cocktails, and the opportunity to mingle with artists. On Sunday, the entire community is invited to a free day of activities including art and writing projects, gallery tours, live music performances, and refreshments. Beginning Sunday, visitors may view Every Picture Tells a Story—drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection of more than 3,000 works.   

“We’re here year round for the community with inspiring exhibitions, art classes for children and adults, and diverse public programs,” said Museum Director Terrie Sultan. “But I’m always especially delighted when we open our doors for a free community day so that everyone can experience all the Parrish has to offer.”



Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman; Chile, 2017, 104 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles), directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Daniela Vega, won the 2018 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The event includes a docent-ledbi-lingual (Spanish/English) tour at 5:30pm, cocktail reception at 6pm, and film screening at 7 pm followed by a skype interview with producer Juan de Dios. Una Mujer Fantástica is the story of a Marina, a young trans woman, and her boyfriend Orlando, a businessman 20 years her senior. After Orlando becomes ill and dies, Marina is investigated and begins a struggle for the right to be herself. The film was guest curated by the Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island (OLA) as part of their multi-venue film festival. The event is free with Museum admission ($12).



At this festive benefit event for the Parrish, guests get an intimate look at Every Picture Tells a Story; enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music; and mingle with the more than 30 Parrish collection artists.Tickets for the event are $200, and $150 for Parrish Members. At 5pm, ticket purchasers at the Parrish Members Supporter ($500+) level and above are invited for a champagne toast with Salle, who will discuss his paintings based on the Sistine Chapel that have never been seen in the United States. 


Sunday, Noon–3pm. Free Community Day

The Parrish invites the entire community to join the 6th Anniversary celebration with free admission to the Museum all day, and activities scheduled from noon to 3pm (the Museum is open 10am–5pm). In the Lobby, Shinnecock Nation Member Shane Weeks will perform a traditional welcoming song, and Bridgehampton School’s Tewa Marimba Ensemble will play a lively program. In the Lichtenstein Theater, Madolin Archer, Grisel Baltazar, Denise Silva Dennis, and Erin Simmons will lead art-making activities for the whole family; Jen Senft will lead a writing workshop in the galleries. Refreshments, including sandwich and cookie platters, are also part of this celebratory event for adults, children, and families.


For more information, to register for programs, or purchase tickets:


Friday nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, BNB Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.


Members of the Artists Committee for Fresh Look 2018 are: Sydney Albertini, Alice Aycock, Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Dianne Blell, Chuck Close, Michael Combs, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Dever, Esly E. Escobar, Eva Faye, Eric Fischl, Eric Freeman, Ralph Gibson, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Mel Kendrick, Laurie Lambrecht, Paton Miller, Russell Munson, Dan Rizzie, Randall Rosenthal, Clifford Ross, David Salle, Bastienne Schmidt, Cindy Sherman, Ned Smyth, Keith Sonnier, Billy Sullivan, Donald Sultan, John Torreano, Frank Wimberley, Lucy Winton, Joe Zucker Host Committee Members for the Cocktail Party: Sydney Albertini, Ellen Cantrowitz, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Dever, Kelcey Edwards, Robin Long, Martha McLanahan, Linda Hackett Munson, Sandy Perlbinder, Preston Phillips, Bastienne Schmidt, Diana Pepi Stott, Irene Tully, Ellen Welsh, Maribeth Welsh

Every Picture Tells a Story, the 2018 Permanent Collection Exhibition, has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Barbara Slifka and Ellen Cantrowitz. 

Fresh Look 2018 has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, Rechler Equity, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Edward Mafoud, Patti and Mark Renton, and Rabbi Barton and Jane Shallat. The Press News Group is the media sponsor.

Parrish Art Museum, June, 2011.


Parrish Art Museum

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, 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.


Parrish Art Museum construction photos © Jeff Heatley.


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