I can’t believe I’m just now discovering the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, on Long Island’s East End. For those not from the New York area, the museum is located near the tip of Long Island – where many modern and contemporary artists lived and work, including some of my faves: Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Esteban Vicente, Roy Lichtenstein, April Gornik, and Cindy Sherman. Or for the more pop culture inclined, it’s near where Serena from Gossip Girl often spends her summers.
The Museum’s holdings now consist of more than 2,600 works ranging from early nineteenth-century landscape paintings through American Impressionism and into the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. And for the first time in the museum’s history, the Parrish Art Museum’s permanent collection will be on view in the inaugural installation in our new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building (see above). The new building is worth a visit alone. Adding to the must do list asap!