Welcome Days At The Parrish

Artist Tomashi Jackson's work is currently on view at the Parrish Art Museum. Jessica Dalene photo.

The Parrish Art Museum celebrates art, artists, and the community at three “Welcome Days” at the Parrish — offering free admission, self-led art activities, creative art workshops, engaging exhibitions, and gallery tours led by docents, as well as a pre-recorded Spanish language tour.

“Welcome Days” provide an opportunity for all members of the community — adults, children and families — to experience everything the Parrish offers year round. They are scheduled for Monday, October 11; Sunday, October 17; and Saturday, October 23. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; activities take place from noon to 3pm. Medical-grade face masks must be worn at all times and will be provided by the Museum at no cost to anyone who needs them.

Museum Education Director Cara Conklin-Wingfield, Parrish docents, and artist/teachers from the community will be onsite to support activities which include:

  • Family art guides in Spanish and English, and “take and make” activities, available throughout the day”.
  • Family workshops inspired by the exhibition “Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Gallery tours of “Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim” led by Parrish docents at noon and 2 p.m.; and a pre-recorded Spanish language video tour (available on Acoustiguides at the Museum; or accessible on smart phones).

“Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim” is a multi-part exhibition that centers the past and present experiences of communities of color on the East End. Throughout 2020, Jackson conducted in-depth interviews with members of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in the area to prepare for her new work in painting, sound, photography, and archival materials.

Visitors on “Welcome Days” are also invited to explore the following exhibitions at their own pace:

“Everything That Wasn’t White: Lonnie Holley at the Elaine de Kooning House”

Completely self-taught, Lonnie Holley was born in Jim Crow-era Birmingham and discovered his path as an artist at age 29. The exhibition features 35 works: paintings on canvas and quilts; sculpture made largely of found objects, and mixed media works on paper.

“Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960”

The first major museum exhibition to investigate the early work of the 20th century American artist, who became a founder of the Pop Art movement. It features 80 paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints.

“Joel Meyerowitz Aftermath: Images from 9/11”

Forty photographs that depict the physical devastation of the World Trade Center and serve as a backdrop for moments of courage, compassion, and solidarity.

The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. For details, visit parrishart.org.