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Review of Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
Reviewed April 27, 2014

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.

1  Thank jeremy t
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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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, knocking on windows of the many, many, many staff (does art require so many employees!?) who were pointing to different directions to an entrance never found. Looking through the windows and speaking to several visitors apparently even if you gain entrance the art within was not worth the ordeal. We all miss the previous site in town.
Who paid for this mess? Hope no public funds were used.

2  Thank Trevor-7
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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 long central spine. The Parrish's collection of mostly American Art ranges from the late 19th century to the present and focuses on artists from the east end of Long Island such as Fairfield Porter and William Merritt Chase. Many well known modern artists----John Chamberlin, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein and Louise Nevelson round out the collection. There is a musuem store, an excellant cafe and various types of outdoor seating so you can easily spend a few hours here. Architecturally, this is one of the most refeshing and original new musuems you are likely to see.

1  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The new building is really fabulous - basically a modern interpretation of a rustic barn. Located in a beautiful setting overlooking the adjacent vineyards. The collection was excellent - particularly the exhibit we saw there that included artists such as Pollock and Debuffet.
The food at the cafe was really great - we actually ended up eating there twice in the same visit! (although just a word of warning, the service is extremely slow) Overall a lovely relaxing day!

Thank egallerie
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