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Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976
631 283 2118
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Water Mill
Type: Art Museums
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Washington DC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum is an excellent place to spend an hour or two: On our annual visits, we always enjoy the interesting permanent collection including many artists with a local connection and the well-curated and thought-provoking special exhibits. We also appreciate the interplay of the open airy architecture and the landscaping: During the summer, the field of wildflowers in... More

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Long Beach, NY
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51 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After entering the nearly hidden entrance of the Parrish Art Museum, the interior is spacious with easy access to the galleries. The stark exterior could double as a farmers market; a prime location to sell produce and baked goods. It could be a source of revenue for the museum. All joking aside, the architecture and landscaping compliment the natural beauty... More

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We received a free tour of the collection. While we learned some interesting things about some of the artists, the fact that we were being obviously read to was somewhat disconcerting. This is a large building which looks like a long greenhouse from the road but is actually quite effective at displaying a fairly large collection of modern and contemporary... More

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Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The organization of the museum is really nice, the rooms are big enough that you can look at the art from a distance without walking all over people. The temporary exhibit was very interesting.

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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited the new Parrish in April. The long double barn-like structure is quite a sight from the Montauk Hwy. Although at first glance it looked like grounds for the county fair, as you approach its striking modernism is mesmerizing. It really does capture the Hamptons light extraordinarily (zinc roof?). The grounds also exude a cool minimalism befitting the building.... More

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Coto De Caza
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175 reviews 175 reviews
39 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

well maybe when it is really open it would be better. it cost us $8 and it was 1/2 open. and two of the rooms were closed anyway. maybe when they get it going it will be better. seems to focus on artists that donated their work to the museum. cant say I heard of them. they did give us... More

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New York City, New York
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198 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

The new Parish is architecturally designed to fit in it's location.(out in the fields). I went with friends on a drizzly day just to see the place. The exhibits were well mounted and the building's spaces are meant to show all the art. The staff are helpful, even their coffee is good. Worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Well worth your time to go see this beautiful modern structure loaded with wonderful international and local art! Music and children programs brings a unique feel to this diamond in the sand! I have been here many times and a proud member...and I will always go back!!

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Hudson Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Visited the new facility shortly after it opened in its new home (November 2012, not April 2013 as shown but tripadvisor doesn't give this option). Difficult to find, and almost totally impossible to find entry - almost no useful signage at all. There were half a dozen of us wandering around the very unfriendly, uninviting architecture looking for an entry,... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Parrish Museum recently moved to its new building designed by the Swiss Architects Hertzog & de Meuron. The new building although thoroughly modern, takes it's inspiration from the surrounding farm-lands and itself resembles a barn-like structure with it's clean forms, simple detailing and materials. The layout is pretty straight forward with 10 gallery spaces of various sizes flanking a... More

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