The Parrish Art Museum continues its year-round Thursday through Monday schedule, offering special activities and programs for adults and children throughout the holiday weekend, November 26-29, closed only on Thanksgiving Day, November 25.
Events and programs include new and ongoing exhibitions in all 12 galleries, docent-led guided tours, the surf film “Broken Molds” on Friday evening; and a family art workshop Saturday morning, followed by a Children’s Film Festival. Beginning November 26, and continuing through December 22, the Shop at the Parrish presents its holiday gift table, with books, ornaments, candles, and other seasonal items.
Surf Film: “Broken Molds”
Friday, November 26, 6 p.m.
The development of windsurfing is complicated: joyous successes are paired with a dramatic family saga, and the question of who created the sport is riddled with controversy. Jace Panebianco’s film “Broken Molds” provides insight into the storied past of windsurfing, its development over generations, and the saga of a family beset by lawsuits, illness and broken friendships. At the same time, the film looks to the future of the windsurfing, all through the use sensational images and stunning footage.
The story begins in 1960s California, with Hoyle Schweitzer and his friends Tom Morey, Hobie Alter, and Grubby Clark — all consumed by their love of surfing. Following an introduction by Gerry Lopez, “Broken Molds” delves into the origin story of the sport and the Schweitzer family’s tireless effort promote it worldwide. The narrative told through never-before-seen 16mm archival film and cutting edge Red Digital Cinema cameras to transport the viewer to seminal moments in watersport history. Action segments featuring the world’s most exciting watersports athletes, are set to an epic soundtrack featuring Blondie, Flock of Seagulls, Guns N’ Roses, and more.
Family Workshop Wing It!
Saturday, November 27, 11 a.m.
Personalized wings are beautiful, inspired keepsakes designed to represent young children’s individual spirits. In this workshop, children create their own life-size fabric “wings-to-wear,” guided by Wing It Project, an organization that leads meaningful initiatives to build capacity around diversity, leadership, children and resiliency. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the workshop.
Children’s Films: New York International Children’s Film Festival
Saturday, November 27, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Recommended ages 3+
As part of NYICFF, the Parrish will screen nine animated short films from France, Spain, the U.K., U.S., Czech Republic, Canada and New Zealand. Films include “A Lynx in the Town,” the story of a giant feline who falls for the big city; “Sum of its Parts,” featuring wondrous creatures that bop, slither, and shake to the beat of the forest; “A Film By M + M,” the story of two wacky wizard friends who bump and cruise through a fantastical land.
Guided Tour: Exhibitions Saturday, November 27, 2 to 3 p.m.Parrish docents provide a brief introductory talk and a walk-through of the newest exhibitions. The tour is free with museum admission.
The Parrish presents solo exhibitions of new work by three East End artists, organized by Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator. “Virginia Jaramillo: The Harmony between Line and Space” presents five newly created paintings by the pioneering minimalist who has practiced for more than six decades. Two paintings represent the artist’s visualization of communication between quantum particles across the vastness of space. “John Torreano: Painting Outer Space/Inner Space, 1989 to Present,” features 10 large-scale paintings on plywood panels, studded with gems and wood balls. The artist reflects on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos in these works, which were inspired by images transmitted by the Hubble Space Telescope. “When the hurly burly’s done” features nine videographs by new media and video artist peter campus, captured at sites around the shores of Shinnecock Bay. These continuous video loops — presented on separate screens — invite the viewer to experience the sublime beauty of the natural and the ordinary
In addition, two new exhibitions drawn from the Parrish collection will be open by November 26. “Pictures within Pictures” presents paintings that contain images of other works of art, and provide insight into the artists’ life and work. “Recent Acquisitions” features a sculpture by Rachel Feinstein and works by artists of varying gender, age, and race who have worked closely with the museum’s Road Show and Platform projects.
Also on view is “XS,” featuring 24 extra-small works in the collection, dating from 1890–2010, and “Aftermath: Images from 9/11,” an exhibit focused on the devastation and reconstruction of the World Trade Center in 40 profound images by Joel Meyerowitz — the sole photographer provided access to Ground Zero.
The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. For details visit parrishart.org.