The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton Long Island NY’s Midsummer Party was one to top all parties. Honoring the “creative spirit of the East End,” including director/choreographer Patricia Birch, visual artist Chuck Close, author/historian Barbara Goldsmith, interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, musician G.E. Smith, and choreographer Paul Taylor.
Event Co-chairs Debbie Bancroft, Carlo Bronzini Vender, Etta Froio, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Michele Pesner, Douglas Polley, Frederic M. Seegal, Marcia Dunn Sobel and Alexandra Stanton made sure it was an unforgettable art soiree.
Guests included Christophe de Menil (whose family has an incredible art collection); Richard Wang (whose family owns Lanvin–the French fashion house); Olivia De Chantecaille (cosmetics queen); Conrad Cleven (whose daughter is involved with PR for Shiseido); Deborah Bancroft, Gale & Ira Drukier, Etta Froio, Larry Gagosian, Andrea & Marc Glimcher, H. Peter Haveles & Elisabeth Haveles, Mary Heilmann, Dorothy Lichtenstein, James & Charlene Nederlander, Norman & Liliane Peck, Jonathan Sobel & Marcia Dunn, Dan & David Wassong, Robert Wilson, Alice Aycock, Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Liliana Casabal, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Mel Kendrick, Dorothea Rockburne, Keith Sonnier, Donald Sultan as well as Elizabeth Edelman, Anne Huntington, Carolina Portago, and Serena Stanfill Tufo.
Summer in the Hamptons is like no other time or place in the world, and there is no occasion like the Midsummer Party. The highlight of the summer season, the Midsummer Party is also the Parrish Art Museum’s most important fundraising event of the year.
Guests were treated to cocktails and viewing of the exhibition: “The Landmarks of New York” and “Liminal Ground: Adam Bartos Long Island Photographs, 2009-2011”.
“The Landmarks of New York” comprises 90 photographs of New York City’s more than 1,200 landmarks, accompanied by descriptive and historical text. Liminal Ground features 16 lush photographs that capture the evanescence of the everyday.
Claire Bean, Floral and Event Design
ABOUT THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM:
The Parrish Art Museum is located in Southampton, New York. Founded in 1897, the Museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End, one of America’s most vital creative centers. Since the mid-1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art from the nineteenth century to the present. It includes such contemporary painters and sculptors as John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Elizabeth Peyton, as well as such masters as Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Esteban Vicente, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. The Parrish houses important collections of works by the American Impressionist William Merritt Chase and the post-war American realist Fairfield Porter. A vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, the Parrish organizes and presents changing exhibitions and offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances, concerts, and studio classes for all ages. On July 19, 2010, the Parrish broke ground on a new building designed by internationally acclaimed Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 34,400-square-foot facility will triple the Museum’s current exhibition space and allow for the simultaneous presentation of loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection. The new building will open on November 10, 2012.
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Tel: 212-627-1455 ext. 225
loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection.
The new building will open on November 10, 2012.
Parrish Art Museum
25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York