‘Parrish Pairings’ Discussion Series Begins

The Parrish Art Museum's new director Kelly Taxter will lead a discussion with Parrish collection artist Sheree Hovsepian on March 21. Jason Nocito photo.

This week, the Parrish Art Museum begins “Parrish Pairings” — a series of three intimate conversations between leading artists, avid collectors, and the museum’s new director, Kelly Taxter. The dialogues will focus on significant topics in the art world today and explore the intersection of creativity and collecting. Participants may engage with panelists, ask questions, and gain new insights.

Parrish collection artist Clifford Ross. Jenny Gorman photo.

The series will be presented in real time on Zoom, held over consecutive Sundays beginning March 7 with very limited capacity. All proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibition and education programs.

March 7, 5 p.m.

Multi-media Parrish collection artist Clifford Ross, whose intensive experimentation in photography elevated the process to an entirely new level, will speak with collector, curator and philanthropist Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Collector and former Parrish board member Chad Leat. Tim O’Hara photo.

March 14, 10 a.m.

Artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, who explore the relationship between art and design while addressing social and cultural issues, will speak with collector and former Parrish board member Chad Leat.

March 21, 5 p.m.

Collection artist Sheree Hovsepian, who uses film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, objects, and the human body to produce her acclaimed assemblage, will speak with Parrish Director Kelly Taxter.

Tickets are $500 for the series, $250 per individual talk. Advance registration is required. Register at parrishart.org/join/benefit-events.